Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Be Fit, Live Well

The Be Fit, Live Well initiative is a strategic effort of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture (MLWC) to positively impact the holistic health of persons across the African diaspora at Duke University. We believe that being fit, and living well, goes beyond the numbers on the scale or just physical fitness. We believe that pursuing wellness is both an individual and communal pursuit.  Thus this initiative will center on the lived experiences of Black people individually and collectively. Across the dimensions of wellness, racism and anti-blackness negatively affects Black people’s ability to flourish. Be Fit, Live Well aims to help students, among others, consciously pay attention to their embodied experiences and to curate practices and responses that lead to their holistic wellbeing. 


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