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Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event
Saturday, July 23rd, Southern Women Matter! Engagement for Action Townhall Event

The Decatur/DeKalb Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, will host a community dialogue focused on advancing HIV Policy and Prevention for women in observance of National Clinicians HIV AIDS Testing Day on Saturday July 23, 2011 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Emory University School of Medicine (Faculty Office Building; 49 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive – Room 101; Atlanta, GA 30303).  This community caucus is part of the national initiative of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and part of the ongoing “Do You Know?” HIV/AIDS public education campaign launched by the NCBW’s Decatur-DeKalb Chapter in 2007.

 

This event will gather clinicians to conduct free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing, offer informative public health panel discussions, and a special film screening and discussion on ‘Many Women, One Voice: African-American Women and HIV’ presented by Gilead Services.  Citizens and community partners will be actively engaged in open discussions on:

  • Women’s Sexual Health Advocacy
  • Co-Morbidities
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • HIV/STI Disparities
  • Human Rights, Social Justice & Civil Activism
  • Stigma and Discrimination

 

The event concludes with a discussion on ‘New Directions in HIV/AIDS: Newly Announced Policies, but where do we go from here?’  which will give insight on National Prevention Strategies, CDC’s New Sexual Health Framework and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation.  Parents are urged to bring their sons and daughters and youth groups, women’s groups and faith-based organizations are also encouraged to attend.  The information and dialogue you receive at this event may save your life and the life of someone you know. Admission is free. For more information, call 770.981.8775 or visit www.ncbwdekalb.org

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
This event is made possible by collaboration with the following community partners and contributors:

National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, BLCA of Metro Atlanta, DeKalb County Department of Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Department of Community Health, Gilead Sciences, Inc., NAACP-DeKalb Georgia, Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc., SisterLove, STAND, Inc., and Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock (BLCA Chair and Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church).