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For Release: January 29, 2008
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7
A national mobilization effort designed to encourage African-Americans across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved with HIV/AIDS, will occur on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. HIV/AIDS continues to be a persistent threat to the health and well being of many African-American communities.
· Oklahoma City – HIV Community Awareness Project (HICAP) is asking the community to join them Saturday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at N.E. 23rd and Martin Luther King (on the corner in front of CVS) for a New Orleans-style mock funeral to raise awareness about African Americans living with HIV and AIDS. The theme is “Silence is Death.” Mourners are asked to wear black and bring black umbrellas to demonstrate the dire need for attention on this virus and disease. Bands and choirs have been invited to perform and educational information will be distributed. For information, contact Mark Knight at (405) 733-0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Tulsa – The Black HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring their Fifth Annual “Trendy Is Knowing Fashion Show” on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Greenwood Cultural Center, Goodwin-Chappelle Gallery, 322 N. Greenwood. They are encouraging local churches to invite them to speak to their congregations on Sunday mornings about prevention, stigma and living with HIV/AIDS. For additional information, contact Heather Nash at (918) 831-1633 or email@example.com.
For additional information on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit this Web site: http://www.blackaidsday.org/
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