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This April 2018 photograph depicted a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Staff in Action" activity. Employees were learning dances from the West African country of Guinea, as part of the Healthiest CIO Challenge. One of the Challenge components, organized by the Work
Wellness Office, was to connect with others by attending a wellness event, or bringing a buddy to a workout to encourage participation. Led by CDC employee, Iris Joi Hudson, MPH, this African drumming and dance event highlighted the diversity of the CDC workforce, and the importance of sharing cultures from around the world. Many employees are from various countries, or work with individuals and health organizations located in many countries. The two dances/rhythms performed were:
- an initiation dance for young people, and
- a dance originally performed to celebrate the fish harvest, and is now a general celebration dance.
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