Recently, an HIV vaccine trial in Cleveland has opened enrolling gay men and transgender women who have sex with men. The AIDS Clinical Trials Research Site is located at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals in Cleveland.
They are particularly interested in reaching out to the transgender community, both for the community’s understanding of the HIV vaccine trial, as well as for recruitment purposes.
Preliminary information on the trial is available at www.hopetakesaction.org. Please feel free to contact Outreach Coordinator, Bob Bucklew, with any questions or comments you may have.
Bob Bucklew, Outreach Coordinator
CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 3pm as Summit on 16th Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio will host Survival of The Boulevard Singer a riveting play about the struggle of a family immersed in their church culture and struggling with their relationship with their brother/son who is HIV+.
Both written and performed by Debra James Tucker, you are sure to be moved by the talent of this Ohio Arts Council Award Recipient for Individual Excellence.
Please come out and celebrate in one of the many events going on in our city during National Coming Out month.
As with all of events the suggested donation should not deter your attendance. It is not a requirement! Your presences is what we value most –so more if you can, and none if that is what you need to do to attend.
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church is located at 82 E. 16th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. 614-291-3324
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You’re cordially invited to celebrate the launch of Minority Education Aids Network Organization!
Even though African Americans account for only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for nearly half (49%) of people who contract HIV/AIDS. Approximately 60 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV, and over 20 million have already died from this disease. Please join us on this journey to educate and equip African Americans with the knowledge and support to prevent and battle this deadly disease.
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 2010
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
the Loft Gallery of Urban Spirit Café
893 East Long St., Columbus OH 43215
As an invited guest, you’ll have the honor and privilege to hear our guest speaker JL King, New York Times bestselling author, publisher, humanitarian, producer, television host and educator proves his commitment to civic, safe and healthy lifestyles through his literary works, video series, education assemblies and positive image messaging. JL King became known as the infamous “Mr. Down Low” after he guested on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and shared the story of his double life as a loving husband who had homosexual affairs.
You are encourage to share and forward this invitation to those you feel appropriate to take part in this evening of education, inspiring and positive for all!
Please RSVP (email@example.com) by Thursday March 25, 2010.
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Tagged African American, AIDS, bisexual, columbus, gay, HIV+, lesbian, Minority Education Aids Network Organization, ohio, transgender, Urban Spirit Cafe
Ever since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, artists and art communities in New York and San Francisco have offered different kinds of encouraging support to the fight against HIV/AIDS. ArtCares, the signature event benefiting the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland is our version of that rich tradition.
Preparations for this highly anticipated event are underway, and we would like to extend the opportunity for you to become involved. Taking place at Saigon Plaza, located in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood on Saturday April 17, 2010, ArtCares will feature silent and live auctions. All proceeds raised will directly support the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and our mission to provide a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS.
We are currently seeking donations of artwork in all media: photography, painting, sculpture, glass, metalwork, and jewelry.
In addition to benefiting the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and our leadership in prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy, there are also some exciting advantages to your participation and donation of artwork. These include:
- Two complementary tickets to enjoy the gala event
- Acknowledgment of your name, and the title and description of your art on display near the piece
- Acknowledgment of your name, the title and description of your art, as well as a personal statement and contact information, to be included in the event program
- Professional exposure to over 400 guests, as well as some of the finest working artists in Northeast Ohio.
Your generosity is a direct contribution in continuing the work of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and the tradition of artist’s support in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Simply contact Dani below, or me directly through FB or e-mail
Until there’s a cure,
Earl Pike, CEO
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
216-621-0766, ext. 270
Something on the Inside is a creative project that seeks to inspire advocacy and raise awareness regarding the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women and girls.
Female artists are needed to submit original works of art that speak to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of women and girls.
Artwork will be on display at Travonna Coffee House (Columbus, Ohio) for the month of March, in recognition of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 along with a performance by Tracy Walker (tracywalker.com). The purpose of the event will be to increase awareness, and raise funds for the Ohio AIDS Coalition.
Please submit your work to Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions is February 20, 2010.