Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

The Appetite: It Goes Down in the GI

July 5, 2024 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

Get ready to indulge at “The Appetite: It Goes Down in the GI” – a food-filled event focused on digestive health in BIPOC communities!

Come join us for an event like none other! An interactive party where we explore the fascinating world of the digestive system and its impact on our health (while having a good time). Enjoy a variety of tasty treats, take advantage of our games, dance, and most importantly, learn. This in-person event promises to be a feast for both your taste buds and your mind. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

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Event Schedule

Event Schedule

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Interactive Games, VR Experiences, Massages, Adult Coloring, and more.

TBD: Cooking Demo Class

TBD: Cocktail Demo Class

Activation Areas

Activation Areas

Digestive Health: What is the GI?

  • Understanding the Anatomy
  • Learning Digestive Diseases and Symptoms
  • Advocacy Education
  • A Picture of Real Health Activation

Mental Health and Self Care

  • Resource to Manage Your Mental Health
  • Adult Coloring Activation
  • Massage Activation
  • Affirmation Stations

Colorectal Cancer

  • Go go go Activation
  • Signs for when it’s time!
  • Free At Home FIT Tests
  • A Real Picture of Health Activation


  • Does nutrition really matter?
  • My food is not working!
  • This or That: Nutrition Options
  • Live Cooking Demonstration
  • Disparities in Digestive Health
  • The Price is Right: Food Desert Activation
2023 Gallery

2023 Gallery

2024 Event Partners

2024 Event Partners

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