Across the nation, June is celebrated as Men’s Health Awareness month. As a valued member of the Howard University community, Howard University Cancer Center’s “Men Take Ten” program invites you, your family and friends and your community to take part in our Men’s Health initiatives throughout the month of June.
We encourage you to attend the final Men’s Health Awareness Clubs (MHACs) of the summer.
The next group will take place on Wednesday, 6/14/17 at 5:30 pm in room 201 (2nd floor) of the Howard University Cancer Center. We will discuss “Men’s Health: It’s about more than just the Prostate” and other issues men should be aware of and discuss with their healthcare professional. MHACs are co-sponsored by the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) and Med Star Family Choice. Refreshments and give a-ways will be provided. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring a friend. MHACs seeks to create an environment to allow men to share their experiences and learn more about men’s health.
Howard University Cancer Center
Men’s Health Education and Early Detection Program
We encourage you to attend the Men’s Health Awareness Clubs (MHACs). The last group meeting was today Wed., 4/12/17 at 5:30 pm in room 201 (2nd floor) of the Howard University Cancer Center [Calendar]. The next meeting will be May 10, 2017. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring a friend. The MHACs seek to create an environment to allow men to share their experiences and learn more about men’s health.
In addition, we remind you that we also provide prostate cancer education to help men make an informed decision about getting screened. We offer prostate cancer screening (PSA & DRE) to men:
(1) that make the informed decision to get screened,
(2) 40-75 years of age,
(3) have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months, and
(4) has never been diagnosed or treated for prostate cancer.
We encourage you to contact us for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. Please review and share the attached fliers! Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
PaintCare is holding a special paint drop-off event for District residents and businesses this Saturday, November 19 from 9 am – 1 pm at RFK Stadium. Both latex and oil-based paint* will be accepted. To learn more about this one-day event and to reserve a time slot, please visit paintcare.org/district. We hope to see you there!
*Businesses should call PaintCare for more details: 855-724-6809.
WHAT PAINT PRODUCTS CAN YOU BRING?
Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for the District of Columbia. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted.
WE CAN’T ACCEPT
No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers
No aerosol spray paints
No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons
We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals
Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a non-profit organization, to set up convenient places for you to recycle leftover paint. They are setting up drop-off sites throughout the District of Columbia where you can take smaller amounts of paint all year long. To learn more or find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site near you, visit their drop-off locator tool or call (855) 724-6809.
One Love Massive, in collaboration with GABIDDC, is proud to announce your favorite new thing to do on Saturday in DC. We are introducing:
The Massive Market Block party!
Imagine an entire city block of space filled with live music, DJs, live art, vendors, food, beer, cocktails and all the love you need to get thru your weekend!
The Massive Market Block Party will be held at the Brand New DC Pavilion on 5th Street behind Union Market. It holds 4,500 people and has all things [you could want!] Cornhole games, a beer garden a full bar and plenty of room! We even have a skate park coming this month too!
We are down on the Mall, today and tomorrow, selling water and accepting donations. Come on down and pay your respects to fallen comrades and family while enjoying fresh water and a beautiful location! We also are looking to provide water to you on a more general basis. The cause is good. We aim to put veterans and wounded warriors to work as part of our workforce training and development initiatives and advocacy.
We at GABIDDC are really happy that you are graduating High School. We’d like to help however we can. We can help people get access to grants of up to $5775.00 for workforce training and can also assist in getting access to College opportunities. Please let us know your goals and objectives by filling out the following form.
On Saturday May 7 GABIDDC will co-sponsor the DC Funk Parade at the U Street Corridor. We will supply Food and water for visitors and four fine local bands will provide music for kicking off the parade. About DC describes the parade as follows:
Proceeds from Water Sales will go to support the US Water Water Warriors Veterans Non Profit, providing workforce training and putting Veterans to Work. Nearly everyone involved in US Water Warriors is a Veteran and needs our help. Our Water Warriors will also be selling WHOLY WATER. Water Warriors will also be selling water on June 1st.
So Stop By! Buy some food and water from us! It’s all for a good cause!
Street Fair – noon-7 p.m
Music, dance, dragon and lion dancers, art and workshops will be located along U Street from 9th to 16th St. NW. Washington DC. Including Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience! Expect a truly rocking and funky experience.
Mighty DC Funk Parade – 4-5 p.m
The parade will begin at T Street NW and Florida Avenue NW, in front of the Howard Theatre, head west on T Street, turn right on Vermont Avenue, left onto U Street and proceed on U Street NW for several blocks to end in front of the Lincoln Theatre.
Music Festival – 7-10 p.m
Once the parade ends there will be performances all along the corridor. In addition to Mousey Thompson, the following groups are expected for the 2016 event:
“Rare Essence, The Funk Ark, The Ron Holloway Band, Batala Washington, Empresarios, Congo Sanchez, Black Masala, Kokayi, The Fix, People’s Champs, Nappy Riddem, Fort Knox Five & QDup DJ Sets, DJ Ayes Cold, Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra, Elikeh, Aaron Ab Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner, Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, Chelsey Green, Boomscat, Footwerk, Aztec Sun, Johnny Artis Band, Lucky So & Sos, Of Tomorrow, Projected Man, All The Best Kids, Johnny Popcorn, Picnibus, SWAGFUNK, Spread Love Band, Crush Funk Brass, Trae Crudup & The Cover-Up and more”
For the past two summers GABIDDC working with the Black Student Fund have provided DC Summer Youth Training Program activities. These programs provided students $8.50 per hour for the six weeks of course training. Some of the attendees of our programs went on to colleges and universities, others we helped to find employment opportunities working with our partners.
This year we are seeking to continue to provide such programs, and expand opportunities by working with UDC and other partners to develop curriculum, provide courses and implement additional workforce initiatives aimed at preparing people for employment opportunities at the Walter Reed facility and around the city.
We seek to generate business and employment opportunities for DC residents through these efforts. And we need your help. If you think what we are doing is meaningful, please send letters of support to the community, the DC Council and to your community support networks, on our behalf. These workforce projects are critical to ensuring that the redevelopment of Walter Reed benefit the many and not just the few. You can send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or to any of our officers.
Your letters of support will be filed, with the Mayor and DC City Council, some will be posted.
Thank you for viewing our website. We offer a platform to voice your respective concerns. In addition to letters of support to us, if you have comments, suggestions or community issues dear to your heart please write to us and share your take on them with us. We want to hear from you and appreciate your take on community issues related to our neighborhoods, employment and jobs. Please feel free to write or comment to us at GABIDDC, at any time.
You can review the scope of what has been presented and requested for Workforce Development Programing and training on our website, at http://www.gabiddc.org/
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Michael A. Jackson
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