Congressional Black Caucus Conference in DC (Red Pump Will Be There)

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This week, the Congressional Black Caucus will host its Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. The Red Pump Project will be attending several panels at this year’s conference, and has the honor of providing social media support for the CBCF’s HIV/AIDS panels. We will be live-tweeting the panels and discussions (listed below) and will live-stream all discussions on the Red Pump website. You can follow along using the hashtag #CBCFHIV.

Here is the listing of events:

Thursday, September 16th 2:00p – 4:50p
Beyond a National AIDS Strategy: Next Steps in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Black America

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), in collaboration with local leaders, is hosting a series of meetings nationwide to elicit broad based input and recommendations from
African Americans to ensure the implementation plan meets our communities’ unmet prevention, treatment and care needs.

Friday, September 17th 9:00a – 11:50a
SisterSpeak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

This session consists of two panels: Moving Black Women into HIV/AIDS Mobilization and Positive Families Breaking Silence and Fighting Stigma. The first panel features a lineup of African-American community and health leaders, while the second half panelists will share first-hand what it’s like to live in a positive household.

Saturday, September 18th 10:30a-1:00p
Independent Film Series Screening of “The Other City”

“The Other City” is an independent documentary that takes a look at HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C. “The Other City” tells the stories of people who haven’t let lack of government assistance stop them, and have taken matters into their own hands.

If you will be at the conference, please reach out and let us know! We’d love to meet you. For more information on this year’s ALC, visit The Congressional Black Caucus Foundations’ website.

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