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Byllye Avery      

founder, National Black Women's Health Project

Byllye Yvonne Avery (born October 20,1937) is an American health care activist, who has worked to improve the welfare of African-American women by creating the National Black Women's Health Project in 1981. She has received the MacArthur Foundation's Fellowship for Social Contribution and the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for the Advancement of Health Care from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, among other awards. Avery was born in DeLand, Florida and studied psychology at Talledega College, earning her MA degree from the University of Florida in 1969. In 1995 Avery received a L.H.D. from Bates College. Avery produced On Becoming a Woman: Mothers and Daughters Talking to Each Other (1987), a documentary film which features African-American women and their daughters talking about menstruation, sex, and love.[citation needed] In 1990, Avery, along with 15 other African American women and men, formed the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom

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Endometriosis Foundation of America Hosts the 5th Annual Scientific...
The conference highlights the politics of women's health rights, and ... Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative and the Avery Institute ... Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women's Law Center. .... Now in its sixth year, SELF's annual “Women Doing Good” program honors ...
National women’s health advocate Byllye Avery to speak at Rice Feb. 7
HOUSTON – (Jan. 31, 2013) –Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, will give a talk on the state of American women’s health as part of the Gray/Wawro Lecture Series Feb. 7 at Rice University. Who: Byllye Avery, founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. What: Talk on “The State of Women’s Health Today: An Unfinished Agenda.” When: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. Where: Rice University, Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, 6100 Main St.
Words Matter: A special BCAction event in Boston
We invite you to join us for an intimate and enlightening evening of conversation at our Words Matter event in Boston
Champions for Choice
Champions for Choice will be held on Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:30pm at the AIC Center located at 38 Newbury Street, Boston.

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