Please mark your calendars for April 11th, 2013 for the Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network’s annual Legislative Awareness Day in Baton Rouge, LA. We will be meeting at 11 am at the Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 North River Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LAAN will hold special sessions on modernizing sex education, Medicaid Expansion, and our latest publication, the Louisiana HIV/AIDS Strategy for Advocacy (LHASA). LHASA outlines the steps we can take over the coming years to enhance the lives of people living with HIV by way of health and human rights.
At 1 pm, we will march from the Welcome Center to the Capitol building for a chance to meet with legislators and their aides about HIV-related legislative issues. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at the link below. We will be working to provide transportation from Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Alexandria and Monroe, but this will be dependent upon the number of people who sign up and the availability of our resources.
RSVP here by April 4thand get more information by visiting laanweb.org or by emailing one of the LAAN Coordinators below. Boxed lunches will be provided.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you on April 11th.
AIDSLaw of Louisiana Program
NO/AIDS Task Force
2601 Tulane Ave. Suite 630
New Orleans Louisiana 70119
Office phone: 504-568-1631 ext. 792
Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network–Chair, Board of Directors www.laanweb.org
AIDS Gulf Coast Disaster Network–Attorney Advisor www.aidsgulf.net
Louisiana & HIV Human Rights Reporter—Editor
Dr. Tonja "Tee" Lee, PhD
“advocates on behalf of all persons living with and affected by HIV in Louisiana”
Join us at the:
Capitol Park Welcome Center 702 North River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Modernizing Sex Education for HIV Advocates
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Medicaid Expansion for HIV Advocates
12:00 pm – 1 pm
Legislative Strategies for All Advocates & Lunch
1 pm – 3 pm
Walk to the Capitol and speak with legislators
Also, if you are able to join us earlier at the:
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Statewide HIV Strategic Planning Meeting
10:45 am – 11:45 am
HIV 101 for Medicaid Expansion Advocates (this session is geared at people new to HIV advocacy OR coming from the Medicaid Expansion Groups)
we will walk to join the larger group at the Welcome Center by 11:00 am.