Black AIDS Institute in partnership with HIV Prevention Trials Network
Friday, June 21, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Baton Rouge, LA
Confronting Barriers to Black Leadership in HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy
§ Learn strategies for increasing the involvement of traditional Black institutions and other Black leaders in increasing HIV prevention, treatment, and advocacy
§ Understand best practices of decreasing HIV-related stigma, and increasing HIV-literacy in Black communities
§ Explore methods of increasing cultural-competence through programs that encourage people living with HIV/AIDS to engage in care and treatment
§ Identify economic, social, and cultural issues that may hinder leaders in Black communities from working to increase HIV education, testing, and treatment
§ Increase capacity to implement and evaluate educational and/or advocacy events that encourage Black communities and other disproportionately affected populations to be stakeholders in ending HIV/AIDS
When & Where
Danette Brown, Sharon DeCuir, Dr. Tonja "Tee" Lee, PhD
Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute's Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.
Our motto describes a commitment to self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."