Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls. For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force (HIV DATF) is partnering with The City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to produce an awareness event. This year we plan to hold it at Jim Gillian Park.

Friday, March 10, 2017 1pm through 5pm

at Jim Gilliam Park 

4000 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Free Food!     Zumba!     Raffle Prizes!     DJ!    

Resource Fair!     Free store!

appropriate for all ages 

This event is for everyone who identifies as a woman or girl, & for everyone who loves, supports, parents, teaches, learns from, and/or partners with women & girls.

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EVENT PICTURES:

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FRIENDS & PARTNERS:

RESOURCE FAIR:

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PLANNING COMMITTEE:

  • Traci Bivens, the Women’s Collaborative on HIV for getting us items for the “free store” and for working the event the entire day.
  • Mary Cabrera, Bienvenidos who got us 200 tote bags for the event
  • Carlos Catano, AIDS Healthcare Foundation provided all the food – and, when we ran out, managed to get even more so that everyone was able to eat
  • Michelle Enfield, Co-Chair of the HIV DATF, Red Circle Project, APLA Health
  • Susan Forrest, Co-Chair of the HIV DATF, Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
  • Alex Iliug, Tarzana Treatment Center
  • Terri Reynolds, AADAP, Inc., who got us (literally) a truck-full of items for the wildly successful “free store”
  • Roger Sediles, APLA Health, who invited Mychele Sims to instruct the ZUMBA classes
  • Stuart Slechta, Tarzana Treatment Center
  • Ceri Zamora, the Commission on the Status of Women who handled all of the logistics with Jim Gilliam Park

EVENT PARTNERS:

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

all of the agencies who participated, attended, donated raffle prizes, and helped to make this event extra special; and also to

AADAP, Inc. (for the amazing banner)

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AltaMed for bringing their testing van

AIDS Healthcare Foundation for bringing their testing van

Jeff Bailey from APLA Health for the donation

DJ Sal Correa from Advantage Healthcare Services

Daniel Gaby for the donation

Lawrence Fernandez from L.A. CADA who provided water for the entire event

Los Angeles Commission on HIV’s Women’s Caucus for the letter of support

Letter from COH in Support of Women's Awareness Day

Roxanne Lewis from JWCH, who operated the free store the entire day

Mychele Sims for leading Zumba

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Herb Wesson, President, Los Angeles, City Council

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RESOURCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS:

WHY WE DO THIS:

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