The second “Sana Sana: Health & Healing Walk/Run” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, at Woodland Community College.
Starting at 8:45 a.m. in front of building 100 at the campus on Gibson Road, the walk around the college will last until 10:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate.
“Everyone is invited to join,” said Melissa Moreno, professor of ethnic studies at the school. “This walk/run is meant to raise awareness and affirm health and traditional healing practices in everyday life.
“Regular walking is key to health in so many ways, including supporting the digestive system, improving sleep, burning calories, reducing the risk of chronic disease, providing brain power and maintaining a good immune system,” Moreno noted.
In this case, it’s also a way to learn more about Woodland College as fall classes begin. An open house was held just this past week where prospective students could learn more about the school, including its new football program, popular agriculture courses and demonstration farm field.
As for the walk and run itself, Moreno said the event will begin with “a country and life recognition, body stretches, intensive setting, a message from the college president, and designated run/walk route within the college campus that 1, 06 miles is. “
This health and healing walk/step is offered by the Chicana/o Latina/o Health class (ETHN-21), which focuses on health issues of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os in California, the role of poverty and lack of education in limited access to health care, taught by Moreno.
The event is co-sponsored by Taller de Arte de Nuevo Amanecer UC Davis art studio, which will have their mobile art printmaker to create commemorative posters on site.
The Yuba Community College District Foundation also sponsors it.
CommuniCare Center and the Retention & Student Life unit will provide health and wellness information. In addition, music and refreshments will be shared.
For information, contact Moreno at email@example.com.