World AIDS Day in Atlanta

World AIDS Day in Atlanta 2016-12-01T15:01:35+00:00
December 1, 2016 by Shyronn Jones, PWN-USA Georgia Strategic Communications Action Team Rep On the eve of World AIDS Day, I attended Georgia Equality’s 3rd Annual World AIDS Day: Policy and Action Luncheon, (with copies on hand of PWN-USA’s factsheet on HIV criminalization). This event was organized and presented by the 2016 Youth HIV Policy Advisors, a group of twelve youth living openly with HIV who are matched with a local elected official to serve as a resource to them on the needs of young HIV positive people in the metro Atlanta area. In a panel interview, the Youth HIV Policy Advisors were asked questions by an audience of elected officials and community leaders, presented their policy recommendations and spoke on their unique perspectives to advocate for policy changes in schools, housing and decriminalization. CHECK OUT GEORGIA EQUALITY’S AMAZING WORLD AIDS DAY ACTIVITIES HERE.  For more information contact: Emily Halden Brown Georgia Equality Phillip Rush Center 1530 DeKalb Avenue, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30307 404.523.3070 Ext 3 Phone 734.635.2483 Mobile Pictured above are: Jeff Graham. Executive Director at Georgia Equality Emily Halden Brown, Field Organizer at Georgia Equality Tonya O’Brian, Fulton County( StandUp2HIVATL) Karen Rene’, City Council East Point GA Senator Vincent Fort of Atlanta Alfonza Lewis, Youth Policy Advisor Marxavian Jones, Youth Policy Advisor Shyloh Jones, Daughter of Shyronn Jones Shyronn Jones, PWN-USA Georgia Strategic Communications Action Team Rep