The mission of Red Pump Sunday is to unify the women and girls in your congregation for a day of education and empowerment in support of those affected by HIV. It is in conjunction with our annual #RocktheRedPump campaign, which commemorates National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on March 10 every year.
We ask women all around the country (and the world) to put on their favorite pair of red shoes (i.e., pumps, sneakers, flats, sandals) on March 10. We encourage supporters to “Rock the Red Pump” to offer support and encourage discussion among women and girls about sexual health, HIV prevention, and steps to foster healthy intimate relationships.
As a key pillar of the community, we believe that faith-based institutions are well-positioned to share messages of compassion, of faith, and of support. Through Red Pump Sunday, we want to shine the spotlight on this issue of HIV and have included some information on how you can go about doing that.
For your congregation, Red Pump Sunday can be any Sunday in March. However, March 12, 2017 is our main day of action.
What can you do at your place of worship on Red Pump Sunday?
Besides asking the women of your congregation to put on a pair of red shoes, consider these ideas to recognize Red Pump Sunday at your place of worship:
- Put a notice in the bulletin about Red Pump Sunday, asking women to come wearing red shoes and distribute informational literature about HIV.
- Ask a female leader at your place of worship to become an ambassador for HIV awareness for women in your congregation.
- Organize a health-themed Bible study.
- Organize a HIV testing event and health fair for women at your place of worship.
- Distribute red ribbons to your fellow congregation members.
- Take a picture of your congregation in red pumps and post them on the Red Pump Facebook fan page.
How to Sign Up for Red Pump Sunday
Please note: “The Red Pump Project,” “Rock the Red Pump,” and all associated marks are trademarked and cannot be used without permission. Any event that plans to use the name, imagery, and/or logo of The Red Pump Project must receive written consent. If a visual image is needed, please contact us and we will share our third-party Red Pump logo.
When referencing your participation in Red Pump Sunday, please state that your group or place of worship is “supporting the mission of The Red Pump Project and the organization’s efforts around NWGHAAD.”