World AIDS Day 2014, PWN-USA Style

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!


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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

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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!

 

 

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Columbus, Georgia-based PWNer Tammy Kinney (left), with Juanita Hubbard and the Mayor of Columbus, Teresa Tomlinson (center)

 

 

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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

 

 

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Virginia PWNer Janet Hall was a Peer Advocacy Award honoree at the 9th Annual World AIDS Day Gala in Norfolk!

 

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

VIDEOS

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!

2 thoughts on “World AIDS Day 2014, PWN-USA Style

  1. WONDERFUL!!!!!
    I am energized at the accomplishments, work and SPIRIT OF MY SIS*STARS….May “THE ONE” keep giving us SOURCE & RESOURCES to do the WORK!!!!
    Let It Be So…….And So It Is…………….

  2. Hi, my name is Wayne Bristow and I am an administrator at the HIV Disclosure Project, I’d like to thank you for including us in your World AIDS Day report. It really is an honor to be recognized by a great organization as PWN-USA. We would also like to thank, again, Barb Cardell for being a part of our videos, we will look forward to working with her again. We will continue to follow you and hopefully we can share and possibly work together in the future. All the best to everyone in the New Year.

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