In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Afiya Center will celebrate its journey with an anniversary gala Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas, located at 1135 Botham Jean Blvd.

While marking 15 years of impact, the center is also working towards raising $750,000 to fund essential programs and help assist its Birth Justice team to continue delivering children and supporting Dallas-area families. 

The gala will recognize the honorees of the Community Impact Award with performances from Alex The Great and Jeter Jones.

The Afiya Center, a reproductive justice organization in Dallas founded and directed by Black women, throughout its 15 years has developed through the years to provide for the community and support thousands of North Texans maneuver the state’s shifting reproductive health laws. From HIV programming to birth justice, they have been actively making transformative efforts that better the lives, health and well-being of Black women and girls. 

The center uses policy, advocacy, research and community mobilization to challenge systems and institutions that preserve reproductive health disparities including, but not limited to, accessibility and maternal mortality.

The Afiya Center is determined to be the leading voice in the reproductive justice movement in North Texas and will work tirelessly to ensure that Black women and girls have the resources and support they need to make decisions about their reproductive health.