Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), Philadelphia Chapter
This year, the PWN-USA Philadelphia regional chapter had the honor of receiving the AIDS United Positive Organizing Project (POP) 2.0 grant. Over eight months, we developed a program to train people living with HIV to be "Stand Up to Stigma Champions" through two workshops adapted from PWN-USA's materials, The Language We Use: Eliminating HIV Stigma in Communications; and Addressing Stigma by Re-Framing Our Narratives, for HIV service organizations, community-based organizations and ourselves. We have begun to rewrite our own narratives using correct language to talk about people living with HIV: "people-first language."
Credit: Positive Women's Network - USA, Philadelphia Chapter.