In just one short month, 200 women living with HIV from every region and corner of the United States will gather in Fort Walton Beach, FL, for SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.
We will build leadership skills, address critical policy, advocacy and research issues relevant to women’s lives – and foster a growing national community among women living with HIV.
To get to Fort Walton Beach, women are organizing vans, fundraising for flights, borrowing frequent flyer miles. They’re going on behalf of supporting organizations. They’re selling sweets and jewelry. They’re inviting their pastors and pharmacists and employers and fellow community members to support their work.
Why are so many women so passionate about attending this herstoric gathering? View the videos below to find out. Help make SPEAK UP! a reality for even more women by supporting the Summit!
I’m Going to the SPEAK UP! Summit Because …
Teresa Sullivan, Pennsylvania
Joyce Belton, South Carolina
Maria T. Mejia, Florida
LaDonna Boyens, Pennsylvania
Jetta, Marlena, Jeanetta and Susan, South Carolina
Nancy Asha Molock, Pennsylvania