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Black History Month Keynote Speaker-February 12th

Oakland Unity High is proud to present

Dr. Melanie Watkins

Tuesday, February 12th at 11 AM

Dr. Watkins always dreamt of becoming a doctor. When she found herself sixteen and pregnant, that dream seemed out of reach. Dr. knew the challenges single motherhood presented. Despite the uphill climb, Melanie made the decision to raise her child on her own.

Taking My Medicine is the story of a young woman’s triumphs–overcoming the stigma of a teenage pregnancy and embarking on the journey to medical school. Drawing from pieces previously published in Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul, Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul, Woman’s World Magazine, What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors and This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine, Melanie Watkins wrote the memoir for single parents, students, disadvantaged youths and those who care for and about them.

She received her medical training at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her specialty training in Psychiatry was at the University of Nevada, Department of Psychiatry.

She currently is in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA. Copies of her book will be on sale at this event. $10 for students and $15 for adults. Check out more information at her site below.

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