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Join, U.S. Positive Women's Network and Other HIV/AIDS Advocates for a Media Training Workshop at AIDS 2012

July 19, 2012

Are you going to be at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., July 22-27?

Are you someone living with HIV and/or do you work as an advocate and want to learn how to use the media for social change? Or are you interested in knowing what to do when media outlets call your organization or ask you to do an interview? Or are you interested in starting a blog and using social media to help raise awareness around HIV?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then please join, the U.S. Positive Women's Network and other HIV advocates from around the world for the workshop "Speak Up! How to Go Viral ... Safely. HIV-Positive People and Advocates Using the Media for Change."

Here are the details:

Your message, your voice!
Shift the dialogue on HIV to your VOICE, your MESSAGE, your POWER! Join media experts from around the world for an interactive skills-building workshop on how to use media and communications strategies in your advocacy.


  1. Lift Up Your Voice: The Personal Is Political
  2. Public Speaking: My Words Are My Weapon
  3. Social Media and Blogging: Tools to Create Our Own Media
  4. Video Blogging: Using Images to Strengthen Our Message

WHEN: Monday, July 23, 2012, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
WHERE: AIDS 2012 Main Conference, Mini Room 4

Featuring presentations and skills-building sessions by:

  • Boniswa Seti, AIDS Rights Alliance of Southern Africa, Namibia
  • Kajal Bhardwaj, Lawyer (health, HIV, human rights), India
  • Kellee Terrell,, United States
  • Mark King,, United States
  • Maria Mejia, A Girl Like Me blog, United States
  • Olivia Ford,, United States
  • Silvia Petretti, Positively UK, United Kingdom
  • Sonia Rastogi, U.S. Positive Women's Network, United States

This workshop is hosted by U.S. Positive Women's Network, a project of WORLD.
Text ALLWOMEN to 68398 to get on PWN's text message list!
Twitter: #uspwn #women #AIDS2012
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