National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017 Events

Across the U.S., regional chapters and members of Positive Women’s Network – USA and our allies will be observing and raising awareness on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). You can find both online and in-person events on this page! If you’re a member and have an event you’d like added to this page, please contact Jennie at jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org.

Save the Date! PWN-USA Bodily Autonomy Webinar –
Thursday, March 9

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In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), Positive Women’s Network – USA invites you to join us in asserting and celebrating the bodily autonomy of all women and girls, including women of trans experience, living with HIV.What is “bodily autonomy,” and why talk about it now? 

Bodily autonomy is the simple but radical notion that individuals have a right to control what does and doesn’t happen to their bodies. This is central to PWN-USA’s vision of a world where all women and girls living with HIV can lead long, healthy, dignified lives, free from stigma, discrimination, and violence in all forms.

Check out our social media toolkit, complete with sample social media posts and shareable graphics, to promote the theme of #BodilyAutonomy this #NWGHAAD!

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, March 9, at 3pm EST/12pm PST explaining bodily autonomy as a crucial framework for understanding and fighting the intensifying, oppressive attacks on women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, LGBQ and trans folks, and people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions.

It will require all of us to demand a world where the bodily autonomy of all women and girls living with HIV is respected and upheld, including the right to control our reproductive decisions, health and labor; freedom of movement and migration; and freedom from state violence.

What: PWN-USA’s NWGHAAD Bodily Autonomy Webinar
When: Thurs., March 93-4:30pm ET/12-1:30pm PT

Special NWGHAAD Twitter Chat – March 10

We will continue our conversation from Thursday on Twitter on Friday, March 10, at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST! Use the hashtags #BodilyAutonomy and #NWGHAAD.

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Philadelphia – Body Autonomy, Sexual & Reproductive
Health and Rights

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Baton Rouge, LA – Nothing About Us Without Us

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Atlanta – Women Living Conference

What: The conference will provide a day of education, resources, enrichment, and support for women living with HIV. The conference is open to all women with HIV, case managers, health care providers, and others working in the HIV/AIDS field. A primary focus will be women who are newly diagnosed and/or isolated from the community. Women Living will feature a variety of educational and empowering workshops by local and national speakers, a resource fair, and opportunities for participants to connect and share as a community.

Where: The Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
When: Saturday, March 11, 8 AM – 4 PM
Who: This event is free; however, you need to register here.

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Orlando – 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Symposium “I am a Queen Bee: Reign Supreme”

What: Our 2nd Annual “I am a Queen Bee” HIV/AIDS Awareness Symposium will be a fun filled “Girls Night Out” with live entertainment, a panel discussion, Q & A Session, vendors/exhibit tables, food, door prizes/raffles, and much more. This year’s theme will empower women & teenage girls to “protect their throne and reign supreme.” Attendees will learn effective HIV prevention strategies in efforts to reduce transmission of new HIV infections.

When: Friday, March 10, 6-10 PM
Where: Majestic Event Center, 801 North John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL
Who: Open to the public; register here.

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Durham, NC – Pillow Talk

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Atlanta – TransEmpowered “WATCH PARTY”: Trans Women & HIV

What: DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM about love, life, and HIV among #TransEmpowered women. This film includes a 20-minute group conversation, short profiles of each woman and a highlights reel. #TransEmpowered campaign confronts social stigma, while promoting actions to improve health and well-being. #NWGHAAD. Giveaways & Refreshments Served.

Where: Northeast Atlanta (location given upon RSVP)
When: Sunday, March 19, 2017 2-4 PM ET.
Who: This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP here and/or to Shyronn Jones by texting or calling (518) 229-7481.

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Houston, TX – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

What: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national, and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Where: AAMA’s Gulf Freeway Campus, Garza Center Gymnasium, 6001 Gulf Freeway, Houston TX 77023.
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 9am-2pm CT.
Who: All women and girls welcome!

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Athens, GA – Women and Girls HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

What: Free HIV testing, education, and empowerment.

Where: 250 North Ave. Athens, GA 30605
When: March 10, 2017 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Who: All 18 years and up.

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High Point, NC — National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

What: The purpose of this event is to increase knowledge of HIV awareness to women and girls in the community and to increase self-confidence and self-awareness.

Where: Macedonia Family Resource Center, 401 Lake Ave. High Point, NC 27260.
When: March 17, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET.

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Baltimore, MD — Women and Girls Resources Conference

What: This free conference will provide a forum for women and girls and the agencies that serve them to highlight the importance of HIV prevention screening, treatment and care through networking, capacity building and resource sharing.

Where: Mt. Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Ave. Baltimore, MD 21209.
When: March 10, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

Online Webinar — What You Need to Know: HIV Among Transgender Women and Barriers to Care

What: Please join us for the 1st webinar in our WATCH! 2017 treatment advocacy webinar series! Taking place on Thursday, March 9th in honor of NWGHAAD, The Well Project is pleased to present, in partnership with the Positive Women’s Network-USA, “What You Need to Know: HIV Among Transgender Women and Barriers to Care.” This webinar features WRI members Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C and Naina Khanna, and Community Advisory Board members, Tiommi Jenae Luckett and Arianna Lint. The webinar will provide an overview of the extraordinarily high impact of HIV among transgender women, describe barriers to access to and engagement in care, highlight findings from the Positively Trans survey, and discuss successful programs and advocacy actions for participants.

For more information about WATCH! 2017, please click here.

Where: You can register for the online webinar here.
When: March 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET.

San Antonio – What Every Woman & Girl Needs to Know About HIV and AIDS

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New York, NY – Women’s Voices Women’s Lives

What: We cordially invite you to come out and enjoy a dinner/presentation by Gilead. Come out to: Read, Retain and Educate. This year’s theme is #BEAUTY and #STRENGTH. We invite our Sisters to come together in Solidarity to: Harley’s Smokeshack.

Where: 355 E 116th, New York, NY 10029
When: March 28, 2017, 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm ET

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