Black Providers Affinity Group Meeting

Date: July 27, 2021 6:00 PM

Please join us at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 27th at the Young Men’s Institute Cultural Center (YMICC) at 39 South Market Street in Asheville for the first in-person meeting of the Black Providers Affinity Group sponsored by the Western Carolina Medical Society and ABIPA! Come meet other providers, and enjoy snacks, beer and wine. Email amy@mywcms.org to RSVP.

The YMICC has been chosen for this historical event based on its history. See the picture above from the late 1920’s. At that time, there were only eight African American physicians in the region, and many had their medical offices located in the YMI building.The photo shows various health professionals standing in front of the YMI “Drug Store” in the 1920’s.

We have t-shirts printed with the script: “Black Doctors Matter” for each of you. We will gather at 6 pm to take a picture in front of the YMI former Drug Store spot wearing these t-shirts with our white coats.