On May 2, 2015, FDP Co-Founder Shelly London will be speaking at the Dunleavy Milbank Center of the Children’s Aid Society in Harlem, New York City. The talk is part of the Duke NY Community Health and Fitness Day, organized by the Duke Alums Engage initiative, which invites Duke alumni to to examine and address the social and political issues impacting their local communities.
The May 2 event in Harlem will focus on holistic approaches to improving community health. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants will enjoy workshops on topics including exercise, health and wellness, nutrition, healthy cooking, conflict resolution and financial planning. Attendees will also have access to on-site health screening tools such as vision and blood pressure monitoring, HIV testing and dental exams. There will be raffle prizes and informational tables set up throughout the day as well.
Shelly will speak at 11:00 a.m. on the importance of family dinners and what research shows about the benefits shared meals can provide to families and communities. She will be sharing some of the work done by The Family Dinner Project and how it can be brought to homes, schools, and community organizations nationwide. If you’re in the Harlem area on May 2, consider dropping by to hear the talk and to meet Shelly in person afterwards at the FDP table.