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Wanna End AIDS Now? Ask a Woman How!
Date Friday December 01
Time 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at WORLD office (414 13th Street) in downtown Oakland at 3:30 pm. We will gather and march over to City Hall for a rally and candlelight vigil beginning at 4:30pm.
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorNaina Khanna
Emailnkhanna [at] womenhiv.org
Phone510.986.0340 ext 316
Address414 13th street, oakland ca
WANNA END AIDS NOW? ASK A WOMAN HOW!

Alameda County has the fifth largest number of HIV cases in California.

Women make up an increasing proportion of new infections.
Unfortunately, women and communities of color are often invisible in the HIV epidemic.

You can’t stop this epidemic without us.

Join women and our allies affected by HIV on World AIDS Day for a march, press conference, and candlelight vigil in downtown Oakland.

Friday, December 1st (World AIDS Day)

3:30 pm meet at WORLD office (414 13th street, between Broadway and Franklin)

4:00 pm march to Oakland City Hall

4:30 pm program at City Hall

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Questions?

Contact Naina Khanna, Community Outreach Coordinator at WORLD:
nkhanna [at] womenhiv.org or 510.986.0340 ext 316.
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As women affected by HIV, it is critical that we stand together with our allies to fight stigma, discrimination, and the invisibility of women in the AIDS epidemic.

On World AIDS Day 2006, WORLD
(Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) demands that:

• Women and girls living with HIV must be included at all levels of decision-making around HIV policy.

• HIV education and testing must be targeted to women and girls.

• Prevention work must include advocating for the availability of female-controlled prevention strategies (e.g. microbicides).

• We must fight to demystify and destigmatize HIV and the communities it disproportionately impacts.

Positive Women’s Forum on Policy in Oakland to be announced in early 2007! Stay tuned! Call WORLD at 510.986.0340 with questions.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 22nd, 2006 4:48 PM
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