Speak Out and Help Develop a U.S. HIV/AIDS Strategy
November 24, 2009
How can you be part of creating the first-ever U.S. national HIV/AIDS strategy? The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has almost completed its series of HIV/AIDS Community Discussions throughout the U.S.
ONAP is asking for input, comments and testimonials from a broad range of HIV/AIDS community members, so find the discussion nearest you and plan to have your voice heard!
Speakers at the discussions won't have more than about one minute to speak, so HIV activists with the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance have created tools for speakers to use to help them gather their thoughts before the meeting, and to make the most of their time at the microphone. Activists at Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) are also available to share their knowledge with groups organizing around their local ONAP community discussions.
November MeetingsOakland/East Bay, Calif.: November 1
View a video of the Oakland, Calif., discussion about HIV/AIDS. All discussions are being videotaped.
Jackson, Miss.: November 16
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: November 20
December MeetingsNew York, N.Y.: December 4
Caguas, Puerto Rico: December 14 (see below for details)
Community discussions will be held in the evening, and event organizers are trying to choose times and locations that will make attending the meetings convenient to working people, according to a White House spokesperson.
Details About Upcoming Meeting
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