HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at Bowie State University
On Friday, November 30th in honor of World AIDS Day, TWC staff spent the day at Bowie State University with the BSU Chapter of Phi Alpha, which hosted an HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference in conjunction with the Social Work Club. Latishia James, youth program coordinator was on hand to share our work and her own compelling story. Britney Pollard of BSU's The Spectrum writes:
In an article for World AIDS Day 2012, The Washington Post's Case in Point delves into the idea:
How do you create a market for a life-saving consumer product when the population with the highest demand for it cannot afford it?
Mary Margaret Frank of The Washington Post explains that part of the solution is:
Sheila Johnson, Producer of "The Other City" a documentary on the HIV/AIDS Crisis in DC explores the meaning of this crisis on World AIDS Day 2010. She begins: "Too often we fail to see -- and worse, fail to face -- what's happening right in our own backyard. As global ambassador for CARE, a leading aid organization fighting global poverty, I traveled to Africa and South America, where the impact of the AIDS epidemic is heartbreaking.
Find our more at WAMU in the article "Global Village at AIDS Conference Engages Visitors with Advocates."
With the advent of the AIDS Memorial Quilt being rolled out on the National Mall in honor of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, ABC 7 News(WJLA) drops in on Pat Nalls and Alana Nalls to learn more about the quilt tile that honors the memory of Lenny and Tiffany—family members who are never forgotten.
alMomento.net, out of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, learns more about the female condom or FC2 from Meron Keberab, Program Assistant at TWC, who supports the work of our Female Condom Center of Excellence (FCCoE). Meron was at our table in the Global Village educating others on the FC2.
China Central Television (CCTV) drops into TWC to learn more about the HIV/AIDS crisis in DC from Latishia James, Youth Program Coordinator, and Sabrina Heard, Community Health Worker.
Watch the video and learn more about why DC has such a staggering HIV incidence rate.