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Health related events, religious holidays or other observances which might impact clinical care of immigrants and refugees.

In the monthly calendar at right, bold numbers mark dates of events and holidays in the current month. Move your cursor over bold dates to see names of events and holidays and click for more information.  Use the arrows to view other months.

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Events and Holidays listed in chronological order (ongoing activities listed last):

Women Only Fitness, Tukwila Community Center
A fitness room with reserved times for women only at the Tukwila Community Center (greater Seattle WA area). Saturdays 2pm - 5pm; Sundays 1pm - 3pm. $3.00- $5.00 Fee. See flyer for details.
Women-Only Swims and Lessons - Seattle Pools
Several Seattle public pools have women-only swim times on Saturdays (various times) with female staff and windows covered for privacy.
Free Class to prepare for US Citizenship - Seattle WA
A free class offered on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm by St. James Immigrant Assistance Project, the City of Seattle New Citizens Program and the Public Law Library of King County to help immigrants and refugees prepare for US Citizenship.
Open Doors for Multicultural Families - Webinar Series
Open Doors for Multicultural Families provides services for diverse families who have family members with developmental/intellectual disabilities and special health care needs to have equal access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources and services. They are hosting a series of free webinars on 3rd Wednesday of month (Jan-May 2016) from 3:15-4:15 PST.
Journey to Justice: Creating Change Through Parnterships
A conference May 11-14, 2016 designed to help communities and campuses gain a better understanding of health inequities and effective partnering strategies to overcome inequities. Keynote speakers include Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, President, American Public Health Association, and Dr. Brian Smedley, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity.
2016 Ethiopian Health Fair
Saturday May 14, 2016. Annual community health services fair at the Ethiopian Community Center.
Community Forum on Hepatitis B (Seattle WA)
May is Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month and the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW) is hosting a free informational forum from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the NewHolly gathering hall, 7504 32nd Ave South Seattle Washington 98118 to discuss and raise awareness about the disease.
Ramadan 2016
June 6 - July 5, 2016 (anticipated dates in North America). Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, is carried out through this period. Beginning and ending dates vary depending on country location.
6th Annual North American Refugee Health Conference
This conference June 12-14, 2016 in Niagara Falls, NY is designed for professionals working with refugee populations. Rochester Regional Health’s Office of Community Medicine is organizing the event which will highlight best practices in the field and discuss current refugee health issues.
Eid al-Fitr 2016
July 6, 2016 (depends on location). Immediately following Ramadan is the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fast. Note that in the Muslim calender, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Tuesday, the 5th of July. This celebration involves big family gatherings and gifts for children, and can last up to 3 days.
4th U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health
Save the date for the 4th U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health, September 15-18, 2016 in New York City.
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