World AIDS Day Hopes to Spread Awareness

December 1st is World AIDS Day when people unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS by showing their support for individuals living with.

Community Faith Partners, an organization established by Alabama State Representative Laura Hall, invites you to participate in a series of events in observance of World AIDS Day from November 29-December 1. All activities are free to the public and ideal for adults and youth age 12 and older. Contact hours will be available for nurses and social workers.

Thursday, November 29 – Youth Summit on HIV
Panelists: Kamaria Gammon & Rufus Smith, HIV Community Activists
Location: Mayfair Church of Christ
1095 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Tira Williams at (256) 536-4700, x133

Friday, November 30 – Red Ribbon Awards Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gregory Wilson, Internist & Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Location: Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
315 Winchester Drive NE, Huntsville, AL
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Contacts: Janet Donoghue at (256) 683-2548 or Judy Edmond at (256) 509-4252

Saturday, December 1 – World AIDS Day Conference
Confirmed Speakers: Rev. Keron Sadler, Health Program Manager, NAACP; Pamela Foster, Deputy Director, Institute for Rural Health Research, University of Alabama; Rick Meriwether, Alabama/North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center; Dr. Eugene Scott, Huntsville HIV/AIDS Prevention Educator; and Rufus Smith, Florida HIV/AIDS Community Activist.
Location: First Missionary Baptist Church
3509 Blue Spring Road NW, Huntsville, AL
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953
Presentations, Town Hall Meeting on Men and HIV/AIDS, & HIV testing

Because the male voice is often missing in discussions about HIV/AIDS, Community Faith Partners extends a special invitation to men of all ages and nationalities to participate in a town hall meeting on Men and HIV/AIDS during the World AIDS Day Conference from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch will immediately follow.

Community Faith Partners is a volunteer group in North Alabama that raises awareness about HIV/AIDS and other timely issues.  For more information, please contact Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953.

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