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Nubian Jam community festival comes to Forest Park, July 28

Snohomish Health District to offer health testing and screening

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Healthy community fun is the focus of the Nubian Jam at Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

 

This is the 20th year of the Nubian Jam, a free celebration that is put together by the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee, a group of community volunteers.

 

The Snohomish Health District and the Medical Reserve Corps will offer free whooping cough shots for low-income or uninsured adults from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Other health checks available include blood pressure and free tests for people at risk for hepatitis C and HIV as well as vouchers for tuberculosis tests.

 

The health features will supplement a full day of fun and music to honor African-American heritage, encourage community connections, and enjoy cultural diversity through song and delicious ethnic foods.

 

Therese Quinn is an event organizer and member of the Black Heritage Committee. She is also the Medical Reserve Corps coordinator and Snohomish Health District staff member. “The whole event celebrates the richness of intersecting cultures. We are a virtual tapestry of cultures here in Snohomish County.  This is a great opportunity to explore and engage both our differences and similarities through food, music, fellowship, and good health.”

 

The day includes cultural performances, gospel choirs and an “open mic” competition. Featured performers are Michael Hershman, Paul Stoot, Jr. and the Greater Everett MLK Choir, Anisa Stoot, DJ Natt Dawg, and Bishop Ray Hampton lll.

 

In addition, the committee will recognize recent high school graduates. As in past years, an elder will be recognized for their work in the community. The committee will also give a public show of appreciation to the women and men serving in the armed forces.   

 

For more information, contact Therese Quinn, quinnt5@comcast.net, 425.870.3572.

 

The Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County. Its programs and services are devoted to creating a healthier and safer community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Learn more about the work of the Health District at www.snohd.org.
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