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‘Sana Sana’ health and healing walk at Woodland Community College – Daily Democrat


The second “Sana Sana: Health & Healing Walk/Run” is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Woodland Community College.

Getting underway at 8:45 a.m. in front of Building 100 at the campus on Gibson Road, the walk around the college will go until 10:30 a.m. There is no charge to participate.

“Everyone is invited to join,” stated Melissa Moreno, professor of ethnic studies at the school. “This walk/run is intended 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 risk of chronic diseases, providing brain power and sustaining good immune system,” Moreno noted.

In this case, it is also a way of learning 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 soccer program, popular agriculture courses, and demonstration farm field.

As for the walk and run itself, Moreno said the event will begin with “a land and life acknowledgment, body stretches, intension setting, a message from the college president, and designated run/walk route within the college campus that is 1.06 miles.”

This health and healing walk/walk is hosted 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 the spot.

The Yuba Community College District Foundation also sponsors it.

CommuniCare Center and the Retention & Student Life unit will provide health and well-being information. In addition, music and refreshments will be shared.

For information, contact Moreno at mmoreno@yccd.edu.



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