Community Participants

Attended the Juneteenth Wellness Summit

The Wellness Empowerment Project Summit, previously the Juneteenth Summit, is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, 2024.

Are you interested in becoming involved in the Wellness Empowerment Project Summit? There are several ways to be a part of this event:

  1. Volunteers: Individuals may sign up for shifts at the event where they can help with registration, guide participants to the tables of interest, help with food distribution, and provide overall support for the program the day of.
  2. Vendors: Organizations have the opportunity to express interest in having information, marketing items, and resources to distribute at the summit.
  3. Sponsors: Companies and organizations who would like to offer financial support and have their name associated with a collective of sponsors for the summit.

Learn more about last years Juneteenth Summit, now the Wellness Empowerment Project, below:

The Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, Juneteenth Wellness Summit

The Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine partnered to host an event aimed at providing a broad scope of wellness resources for the Philadelphia community. The summit featured doctors from different specialties, such as diabetes, stroke neurology, and more. Additionally, attendees benefitted from access to blood pressure screenings, financial health and investment resources by Vanguard Investment Management Company and J.P. Morgan Chase, food donations, and other community partners.

With a shared belief that diversity is at the core of institutional progress, and transformation, the Office of DEI and Wharton CEO initiated collaborative efforts through event programming, providing access to resources for the Penn and Philadelphia community and beyond. Their first event, the Wellness Summit, was held in partnership with Penn Medicine, to commemorate Juneteenth. With a focus on financial wellness and health equity, the summit took place at Saunders Park Greene on June 28, 2023, uniting the West Philadelphia community for a day of food, entertainment, and empowerment.

Dr. Renita Miller speaks to Wellness Summit attendees at Saunders Park Greene.

Renita Miller, PhD – Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Fareeda Griffith, PhD – Managing Director, Coalition for Equity and Opportunity

Jonah Binstock, Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator

Penn Medicine

Dr. Sharon Lewis, Assistant Dean for Diversity Recruitment

Sonja Ogden, Manager for Executive Support, DEI

Dr. Joshua Levine, Professor of Neurology

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Wharton School, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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