The event was one of 13 organized by the court to commemorate the month, and focused on promoting healthy lifestyles among people of color, said one of the featured speakers.
“As you saw by some the questions and responses, people from all walks of life can benefit from education about the importance of self-care and prevention; particularly, in communities of color where most chronic illnesses are preventable,” said Irene Treadwell, the president of New York’s Black Nurses Rock chapter.
Treadwell joined other local leaders, including Borough President Adams, who spoke before the crowd during the public event inside the Kings County Supreme Court building at the corner of Jay and Johnson streets.
The seminar highlighted the need for a better sense of community as it relates to health and wellness, said Treadwell.
“We all know that it takes a village to raise a child,” she said. “It is also important for that village to be around throughout a child’s life.”
Standing O salutes the court and the seminar’s organizers on a successful event!— Aidan Graham