The impact of advocacy by women living with HIV is happening, and is felt, all the time in communities where our members and sisters are doing their work on behalf of their communities. World AIDS Day is a time to truly highlight, and celebrate, that daily impact.
Below are some highlights of PWN-USA members’ activities across the US this World AIDS Day – Monday, December 1, 2014, and all week long. You can also check out this listing of a range of events featuring PWNers during World AIDS Week!
PWN-USA-Philadelphia members congratulate Regional Organizing Coordinator Waheedah Shabazz-El after receiving her Red Ribbon Award at UPenn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) 11th Annual Awards Ceremony at City Hall
The Houston Positive Organizing Project, which includes members of PWN-USA, was successful in getting Houston Mayor Annise Parker to officially proclaim December 1 as World AIDS Day in the city. View the proclamation
The Alameda County Public Health Department presented the 5th Annual Dr. Robert C. Scott “Trailblazer Award” to Naina Khanna, PWN-USA’s own Executive Director!
Columbus, Georgia-based PWNer Tammy Kinney (left), with Juanita Hubbard and the Mayor of Columbus, Teresa Tomlinson (center)
Texas PWNer Nell Watts (second from the right), speaking with a panel of educators, Tarrant County Health Department, and Case Managers at University of Texas – Arlington Students for Global Change
Virginia PWNer Janet Hall was a Peer Advocacy Award honoree at the 9th Annual World AIDS Day Gala in Norfolk!
PWN-USA co-founder and Board member Pat Migliore (second from right) with PWN-USA sisters and allies in Seattle, after she received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in HIV/AIDS from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray at the 11th Annual Stronger Together World AIDS Day Breakfast!
Texas advocate and ally Morenike Giwa Onaiwu of Advocacy Without Borders has launched the #NotYourInfection campaign to eliminate stigmatizing language from US laws. Read more about the campaign
Dominique Banks of Memphis, TN, represented PWN-USA and Project SWARM powerfully at the Women’s Empowerment Forum on Dec 4!
PWN-USA-South Carolina member Stacy Jennings reads a poem as part of her submission to TheBody.com’s #RedRemindsMe contest. Vote for her submission!
PWN-USA Board Chair Barb Cardell spoke out as part of a video series from the HIV Disclosure Project about HIV science, stigma, and truths about transmission risk. Read the article and view all three videos
Check out this video of Georgia-based PWNer Tammy Kinney on the 11 o’clock news on World AIDS Day!