The rich history has consistently affected significant changes to enhance the African American community’s health, education, business opportunities, promotional advancement and cultural diversity.
The inception of the African/African Ancestry Health and Heritage Month (AAAHHM) in 2016 was a response to the Call to Action initiated by the African/African Ancestry Community, the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet and various stakeholders. The purpose of the Call to Action was to address long-standing racism that people of African/African Ancestry continue to experience within Santa Clara County. Much of this has been detailed and published in a Countywide African/African Ancestry Health Assessment Research Project in 2014.
Watch our most recent recap of our African/African Ancestry Health & Heritage Month Celebration
BLKC works in partnership with local organizations and individuals to advocate for the rights and well-being of our African/African Ancestry community. The BLKC continues to provide direct advocacy and strategies to issues of discrimination in all areas of life in Silicon Valley. Please contact us if you would like to inquire about partnering with us to help advocate on an issue that impacts you and the greater African Ancestry Community