Julia Bennett

Julia Bennett (she/her) was a founding member and co-owner of Third Root Community Health Center, is an acupuncturist, and is a longtime Flatbush resident. Bennett began her acupuncture training underground at the Lincoln Detox Center in the Bronx, treating individuals facing addiction and AIDS with the Black Panthers and Young Lords in the 1970s and 1980s. She went on to become a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist trained in Chinese, Japanese, and Native American medicine traditions. Bennett’s passion is community health concerns for women, especially those who have tested positive for HIV and AIDS. She believes that to address the health challenges of humanity, we must acknowledge wellness as a birthright. Bennett offers herbal health and wellness training and consultation to individuals and organizations.