Past Events

Past Events 2014-09-30T13:29:08+00:00
See below for an archive of past PWN-USA community events across the US! ** SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV   SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV, Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA)’s first-ever national summit in September 2014, was a phenomenal success! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our amazing SPEAK UP! sponsors!   **

What Are PWNers Up to on World AIDS Day 2014?

Online Events

Thursday, Dec 4, 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT: #Women #HIV & Twitter: ABCs & 123s! New to tweeting on issues affecting the lives of women with HIV? At the top of your Twitter game and got tips to share with newbies? Join us at the hashtag #pwnspeaks for a how-to Twitter Chat featuring Twitter veterans from our community! Tuesday, Dec 2, 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT: Do you know #WeAreAllWomen? This series of Twitter Chats brings fierce advocates together to tweet away on issues affecting TLBAS (transgender, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, or straight) women. Next topic: #HIV – see you on Twitter at the hashtag #WeAreAllWomen!

Local Events (By State) 

FLORIDA

Tampa, FL: Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDSof Tampa Bay PRESENT World AIDS Day Symposium, Community Health Forum and Community Awareness Program December 1, 2014, 6pm Beulah Baptist Church 1006 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33606 PWN-USA members Lepena Reid and Paulette Nicholas of Tampa will be panelists at this event! Florida - Health Dept WAD 2014Tampa, FL: 10th Annual World AIDS Day Free classes, HIV testing, immunizations Friday, December 5, 2014, 7am – 5pm 1105 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33602 PWNer Lepena Reid will be a speaker at this event! sos_logoFort Lauderdale, FL: S.O.S.:  Sistas Organizing to Survive: Statewide Summit Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Family Life Center 401 N.W. 7th Terrace Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 Friday, December 5, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) PWN-USA Board Vice Chair Sharon DeCuir will be speaking on “Women Still Matter: Providing Resources to Address the HIV Epidemic Among Black Women.”

GEORGIA

Columbus, GA: 7th Annual World AIDS Day Columbus Government Center, Plaza Level 100 10th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901 Banquet: FREE COUNTRY’S BBQ  6 PM FREE ADMISSION Join us and share in the celebration of our survivors and our works here in the Chattahoochee Valley.  GUEST SPEAKER THIS YEAR IS GEORGIA PWN-USA MEMBER TAMMY KINNEY! More information about this event Athens, GA: World AIDS Day Town Hall Meeting 12.01.2014 6-8pm Timothy Baptist Church (Small Sanctuary) 380 Timothy Rd., Athens, GA Personal testimony, Documentary viewing, Light refreshments complements of Chipotle and Zaxby’s

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge: PWN-USA Board Vice Chair Sharon DeCuir, Chair of our TGA Advisory Council (Planing Council) I will be hosting a community World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast on December 1. (Time and Place TBA) Baton Rouge: In a collaborative effort for Black Treatment Advocates Network, HAART, Inc., and VOA and Walgreens will be doing a Test event on Saturday, December 6, from 10am til 4 pm. (Location TBA)

MICHIGAN

Detroit, MI: Ryan White Story World AIDS Day Symposium with Special Guest Speaker Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White  Monday, December 1, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST) Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway St Detroit, MI 48226 PWN-USA-Michigan is a partner for this event, and members Pat Clark, Shirley Hankerson, and others will be tabling, sharing information, and representing for a good part of the day!

SOUTH CAROLINA

Monique WAD flierHolly Hill, SC: Monique’s Hope for Cure Outreach Services Presents: We Are the Future, Hear US Now! POST-WORLD AIDS DAY EVENT FOR OUR YOUTH AND COMMUNITY! * Motivational Speakers * FREE HIV Testing * Skits * Poets * Singing * Prizes * Refreshments * When: December 6 @ 11am Where: Solid Rock Outreach Ministries Holly Hill Address: 9007 Old State Rd, Holly Hill, SC, 29059 Further Information: Contact PWN-USA member Mrs. Monique Howell-Moree @ (843) 345-8433 Stacy Jennings, another member of PWN-USA, South Carolina Chapter, will be doing a poem at the event, and has written a skit to be performed by teens in the community! PWN-USA-South Carolina Advisor Pat Kelly and other PWNers will be supporting the event. 

TEXAS

Dallas, TX: December 1 Screening of the documentary deepsouth The Afiya Center 501 Wynnewood Village Suite 213 Dallas, Texas 75224 Phone:214-699-7136 Email: info@theafiyacenter.org PWNers Helen Turner Goldenberg, Linda Freeman, Donna Wilson, and others will be on the panel with Marsha Jones of Afiya Center. (Time TBA) Dallas, TX: December 3: “Getting to Zero” event with Parkland Hospital CAB: Luncheon at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 3520 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX (Contact TBA) An event highlighting the points of view of people living with HIV, and attended predominantly by people living with HIV

VIRGINIA

Norfolk, VA: 9th Annual World AIDS Day Gala December 5, 7-10pm Basilica of St. Mary’s, 1000 Holt Street, Norfolk, VA 23504 $10 tickets (in advance or at the door) For tickets, call the AIDS Resource Center at 757-446-6170 Semi-formal attire Keynote Speaker: Dazon Dixon Diallo of SisterLove, Inc. PWN-USA member Janet Hall will receive the Annual Peer Advocacy Award at the event

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. Croix, USVI: December 1 (Time TBA): Silent March from Post Office down to the Caribbean Museum of the Arts for a Ceremony. A bell will be rung 100 times as we walk to represent the people that we have lost throughout the years in the Virgin Islands. Once at the Museum the ceremony will begin with:
  • The Unity Prayer
  • An Interfaith Declaration – (Read by PWNer Sherri Henigan)
  • Proclamation Read from the Governor of the Virgin Islands
  • Art Contest by Local schools – winner will be announced and an Award will be given.
  • Poetry, Open Mike
  • At the end we will walk across the street to the Pier and throw rose petals into the sea in honor of and memory of those that we have lost, those that are living w/HIV/AIDS and those that are affected by HIV/AIDS.

WASHINGTON, DC

December 1: Join The Women’s Collective on World AIDS Day | 1:00PM – 3:30PM Location: E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004 Located one block from Metro Center Station Lunch will be provided The Women’s Collective is sponsoring a screening and discussion of deepsouth,  a documentary about the rural American South and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Admission is free, but please click this link to RSVP! Questions? policyandadvocacy@womenscollective.org ** National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS – Tampa Wednesday Feb 26 2014 – 6:30 pm Bible Base Fellowship Church – 4811 Ehrlich, Tampa, FL 33624 Speaker: PWNer Lepena Reid March 1, 11am – 2pm: Woman 2 Woman, Living the transgender experience LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, 6600 Detroit Avenue This event is hosted by PWN-Ohio March 7, 6:00pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time: “Unmasking the Spectrum of Violence(s) Against Women & Girls” The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 Hosted by PWN-Philly Saturday March 8 2014 4pm – 7 pm Mocha Brown Coffee Lounge Women’s History Month Women’s & Girl’s HIV Awareness Day View a short film Hosted By: Alicia Keys Award Winning Artist & Activist 8 PM Enjoy the sounds of Marlon Boone – Tampa’s own Saxophonist Light Refreshments Fundraiser for Positive Women Free/Confidential Testing Presented by PWNers Lepena Reid and Janet Kitchen Lepena Reid 813-335-6858 Janet Kitchen – Positively U, Inc. ASK_LPR@MSN.COM janet.kitchen@positivelyu.org 813-857-2974 March 8, 9am – 4pm Pacific Time: A Woman’s Voice Conference San Diego Hilton, Bay-Front Sponsored by San Diego HIV Care Partnership PWN-San Diego will do Outreach for this event, fully participate and network to recruit new members. bodycounts_justcover Sunday, March 9, 2014, 4 pm: Body Counts: A Conversation Between Author Sean Strub and PWNer Laurel Sprague Common Language Bookstore 317 Braun Court Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Co-Sponsors: HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC), The University of Michigan School of Public Health Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (SexLab)   March 10, 6:00pm: KC Rockin’ the Red Pumps Project Gem Theater, located in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, Kansas City, MO   The Red Pump symbolizes empowerment and represents the strength and courage of women affected by HIV/AIDS. This event is free, but you will need to RSVP. Monday March 10 2014 3pm – 7pm Nat’l Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fashion ShowRunway Revamped Metro “Runway Revamped: Couture and Convo” Guest Speaker: PWNer Lepena Reid, presenting photo footage captured at IAC 2012 – “A Call to Action” Free HIV Testing – Food – Vendor Fair – Fashion Show RSVP by Feb. 28 at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/runway-revamped-couture-and-convo-tickets-10592912687 Past Events: February 14, 2014: Everywhere, Planet Earth PWN-USA joins One Billion Rising Organized by One Billion Rising One in three women and girls globally will be beaten or raped in their lifetimes. PWN-USA members and allies will dance in the streets and everywhere to say Enough is Enough! End Violence against women and girls now. Find your local event here June 29, 2013: Orangeburg, SC Please Join Us in Celebrating 5 Fabulous Years of Positive Women’s Network – USA! Where: 963 Adden Street, Orangeburg, SC When: Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:00pm Backyard Barbeque Fundraiser sponsored by PWNer Pat Kelly Donations $10.00 or moreContact spirilgurl@yahoo.com or 803.747.6046 image001 June 1, 2013: Tampa, FL Taking Steps to Heal the Village: Health Ministries Capacity Building WorkshopWhere: Beulah Baptist Institutional Church 1006 West Cypress Street, Tampa FL 33606 When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:30am – 3:00pm Featuring PWNer LePena Reid Sponsored by Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Tampa To RSVP please contact: bbictampa@verison.net or 813.251.3382 May 31, 2013: Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Healthcare Center – Grand Opening Where: AHF – Pharmacy 3135 Safety Harbor, FL 34695 When: Friday, May 31, 2013 5:00pm – 7:00pm Featuring Guest Speaker – Jeanne White-Ginder ( Ryan White’s Mother ) The Mother of Ryan White will be presenting on the AIDS Epidemic and Ryan’s fight Organized by PWNer LePena Reid May 21, 2013 at 6:30pm  “The House I Live In” Community Screening Where: New Hope Baptist Church 3701 Colorado Boulevard RSVP to 303-322-5200, New Hope Baptist Church PWNer Penny DeNoble, from The Issue of Blood Outreach will be a panel member that will discuss the disastrous consequences of the failed war on drugs May 21, 2013; 2pm-3pm “Be The Generation” HIV Prevention Research and Advances Presentation on Treatment As Prevention Where: Denver Colorado AIDS Project 2490 W 26th Ave #300A Denver, CO 80211 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500 PWNer Penny DeNoble, is part of the Be the Generation to End AIDS community education project that provides community members with information about new and future HIV prevention approaches May 20th, 2013; 6pm-8pm “Be The Generation” HIV Prevention Research and Advances Presentation on Microbicides Where: The Council 655 Broadway; Suite 200 Denver, CO 80203 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500 PWNer Penny DeNoble, is part of the Be the Generation to End AIDS community education project that provides community members with information about new and future HIV prevention approaches May 18, 2013; 3-7pm Help PWN-USA-Philly make a condom dress to promote FC2 (Female Condoms)! Where: Private house. RSVP to Waheedah Shabazz-El iamshabazz@yahoo.com May 13th, 2013; 6pm-8pm The Issue of Blood and CHIP Presents:“Medicaid Expansion and the Health Insurance Exchange (And Their Effects On the Colorado HIV System of Care)” Presented by Todd Grove; Colorado ADAP Program Where: The Council 655 Broadway; Suite 200 Denver, CO 80203 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500, or Kari Hartel @ Kari.Hartel@childrenscolorado.org b>May 13th, 2013; 10am-11:30am (Discuss how the Medicaid expansion and the health insurance exchange will affect those who receive Ryan White and ADAP services) “Be The Generation” HIV Prevention Research and Advances Presentation on HIV Vaccine Where: The HOPE Program 1555 Race St Denver, CO 80205 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500 PWNer Penny DeNoble, is part of the Be the Generation to End AIDS community education project that provides community members with information about new and future HIV prevention approaches May 10th, 2013; 10am-11am “Be The Generation” HIV Prevention Research and Advances Presentation on Treatment As Prevention Where: The Empowerment Program 1600 York St Denver, CO 80206 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500 PWNer Penny DeNoble, is part of the Be the Generation to End AIDS community education project that provides community members with information about new and future HIV prevention approaches) May 8th, 2013, at 10am MTN Time Positive Justice Project Colorado Criminalization Workgroup Call, hosted by PWNer Penny DeNoble, Director of The Issue of Blood Outreach Where: Call Number:1-267-507-0240; Participation Code: 758793 (Assess what is going on in Colorado and identify some concrete next steps and tasks for the group to work on) May 7th, 2013; 2:15pm-4pm “Be The Generation” HIV Prevention Research and Advances Presentation on Microbicides Where: The Council 655 Broadway; Suite 200 Denver, CO 80203 RSVP to Penny DeNoble; padenface@yahoo.com/303-523-1500 PWNer Penny DeNoble, is part of the Be the Generation to End AIDS community education project that provides community members with information about new and future HIV prevention approaches April 17, 2013: Philadelphia, PA PWN-USA Philly Training: Community Organizing and Public Speaking 4:00pm April 5, 2013: Laramie, WY Seeking Compassion State-by-State: Ending the Stigma 17th Annual Shepard Symposium of Social Justice Organized by Barb Cardell, PWN-USA-Colorado Where: University of Wyoming Student Union, Senate Chambers When: Friday, April 5, 2013, 1:30-2:45pm Presentation and discussion of PWN-USA-CO Compassion Campaign For more information contact: Barb Cardell: 303.946.2529 or barb.cardell(at)gmail.com April 3, 2013: Philadelphia, PA PWN-USA Philly Leadership Meeting March 13, 2013: San Diego, CA A Woman’s Voice: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Annual Conference Presented by the San Diego HIV CARE Partnership in collaboration with Christie’s Place and other partners Where: San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 When: Thursday, March 13, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:30pm Naina Khanna from PWN-USA will keynote To RSVP contact Christie’s Place 619.702.4186 or UCSD MCAP 619.543.8089 March 13, 2013: Baton Rouge, LA National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: Many Women, One Voice video screening with Resource Fair Hosted by Southern University and HIV/AIDS Alliance Region Two (HAART) Where: Southern University Student Union When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm Featuring: Sharon Decuir from PWN-USA March 12, 2013: New York, NY National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: Focusing on Women & HIV Research Organized by Gay Men’s Health Crisis with participation from PWN-USA Where: Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) office, 446 W. 33rd Street between 9th and 10th Ave, Seventh Floor When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Featuring Sonia Rastogi from PWN-USA discussing HIV, trauma, and women and Barb Cardell from PWN-USA discussing the Count Us In! Campaign, as well as physicians and research advocates For more information contact: Paige Lowery, Community Health Educator, GMHC: 212.367.1099 March 11, 2013: New Orleans, LA National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: I’m Every Woman: HIV Does Not Discriminate Organized by NO/AIDS Task Force and PWN-USA with support from Janssen Therapeutics Where: NO/AIDS Task Force, 2601 Tulane Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium When: Monday, March 11, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm HIV information, Film Screening, Presentation on FC2 (Female Condom), and release of 30 Red Balloons to commemorate 30 years of the HIV pandemic. For more information contact Gina Brown 504.458.5247 or Ana Powell 504.821.2601 March 9, 2013: Philadelphia, PA PWN-USA Philly’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Organized in collaboration with the Women-Centered Care Coalition Where: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Includes a film screening: Many Women, One Voice followed by a Luncheon and hands-on female condom demonstration Free Gifts! Spoken Word! Free HIV Screening! RSVP at: 215.985.4448 ext 153 or 267.231.2647 March 9th, 2013: Denver, CO National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Collaboration with the Denver Section National Council of Negro Women, Brother Jeff’s Health Care Initiative, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and The Issue of Blood Outreach. PWNer Penny DeNoble will be presenting and facilitating an HIV Awareness Workshop. Where: Ford Warren Library, 2825 High St, Denver, CO 80205 When: 1pm-3pm MST Free and open to the public! March 9, 2013: Detroit, MI I’m Every Woman: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Extravaganza! Organized by PWN-USA Detroit Where: Harper University Hospital, Hospitality Suites 1-3 When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm Join PWN-USA Detroit for advocacy trainings, comprehensive STD/HIV testing, a resrouce fair including referrals for access to care. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact: Nicole Seguin: 313.397.5321 March 9, 2013: Peoria, IL National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: Girls Night Out Organized by PWN-USA with National Minority AIDS Awareness Council of Peoria, IL Where: Bradley Campus, Peoria, IL When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm Includes a film screening, discussion on women and HIV, release of mayoral proclamation, and free HIV screening For more information contact Kat Griffith: 309.368.4683 or katg2011(at)live.com March 8th, 2013: Colorado Springs, CO Stay tuned for radio and television interviews starting at 9am PST/10am MST/12pm EST on Colorado Springs local media with PWNer Penny DeNoble. March 8th, 2013: Colorado Springs, CO National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Luncheon featuring Penny DeNoble Where: Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 South Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO When: 11:30am 1p $20 per person, lunch included RSVP! open to the public, RSVP by March 1st at www.s-cap.org or call 719-578-9092 Hosted by the Southern Colorado AIDS Project March 7, 2013: New York, NY Screening of Exposing Injustice Everywhere and HIV Is Not a Crime with Panel Discussion featuring Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Jessica Whitbread of the International Community of Women Living with HIV, and Robert Suttle from the Sero Project.  Panel will be moderated by Sean Strub Organized by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Co-sponsored by Canadian Legal HIV/AIDS Network, the Sero Project, Housing Works, Positive Women’s Network – United States of America (PWN-USA), and the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) Where: School of Visual Arts Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street,New York, NY 10011 When: March 7, 2013, 6:00pm Includes screening of two films on HIV criminalization, panel discussion, and reception Free but RSVP required (limit 2 tickets per RSVP). RSVP here March 7th, 2013: Colorado Springs, CO Lunch and Presentation to the Staff at Southern Colorado AIDS Project Where: 1301 South 8th Street, Suite 200; Colorado Springs, CO 80905 When: 11am-1pm Contact Info: Penny DeNoble, 719-578-9092 March 7th, 2013: Colorado Springs, CO Presentation to students at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs When: Time to be determined (late afternoon/early evening) Hosted by Southern Colorado AIDS Project and Pikes Peak Community College March 2, 2013: Tampa, FL Honoring Women’s Resilience, Spirituality & Sexual Health: a Celebration of Girls, Mothers, Grandmothers, and ALL women Where: Center for Manifestation Congregational Life Center 3102 East Lake Ave Tampa, FL 33610 When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 Featuring a keynote speech by PWNer LePena Reid