September 17, 2013
Caring Across HIV: Aging/Living/Justice welcomes you to the week of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day!
Together, we will speak out for the policies and programs that will allow people with HIV and LGBTQ people age with dignity.
With just a few minutes each day this week, you can share your stories and send a message to Congress and the entire country about our resilience and our clarity about what our communities need.
We've got easy and effective ways to take action today, tomorrow on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, and all week long:
Use Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and your own email networks to share a story or concern about aging issues as people living with HIV and/or LGBTQ people. Please hashtag with #JustAging and/or send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need ideas? Check out this stories -- and stay tuned for more stirring stories all week long:
"Where's that car parked?" 45 seconds of wisdom and humor from S Scott Salomon captured at the US Conference on AIDS.
Dazon Dixon Diallo of HIV PJA and SisterLove digs into personal and professional perspectives in in 4 minutes flat.
Mark Hubbard of Tennessee reflects on how his experiences caring for his father have shaped his concerns for the future as a person living with HIV.
HIV PJA member Larry, now 68, shares the intimacy of intense caregiving for a positive partner in earlier times in the epidemic -- and how it prepared him to address his own medical issues at 68.
There's still time to sign up for our September 26 webinar on Caring Across HIV: Aging/Living/Justice. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from top leaders in HIV and LGBTQ aging issues and elder justice, and weigh in live online during the webinar! Click here to register.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing at 2 pm Eastern on Older Americans: The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS. You can listen in by clicking here.
Help us provide live-tweet coverage, and add your commentary about how the hearing does or does not reflect your experiences and concerns! On Twitter, use #JustAging, and post on our Facebook page.
Be ready to take action on the phone and online with the action alert we'll send you first thing. Spread it to your staff, members, family, and through your social networks -- and most importantly, make your own call and send your own message to show that these issues are important to you!
We've got five business days from the time of the Senate hearing to submit our own testimony. Let's work together to craft a statement, and then ask members of the whole HIV PJA network to sign on. Contact Julie Davids at email@example.com to give your input, or to weigh in on the draft that emerges for distribution next week!