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Responsibility and Remembrance on Black AIDS Awareness Day

Responsibility and Remembrance on Black AIDS Awareness Day

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day turns 11-years-old on February 7 – all over the country, healthcare providers and service organizations are honoring the day by hosting testing and treatment initiatives. No matter if you live in Atlanta or Alaska, there are things happening in your neck of the woods. The following are a list of some events around the country; visit blackaidsday.org to see the complete list.

Bronx AIDS Service
- Hosting a singles mixer entitled "Sex, Milk and Cookies” at their space on Fordham Street. HIV prevention messages and information throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit basnyc.org for more information.

My Brother's Keeper, Inc. in Atlanta
- Hosting a town hall meeting on the AIDS crisis in black America, a community forum, and HIV testing at the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visit mbk-inc.org for more information.

Bronzeville Community Theatre Company in Chicago
- Hosting a community health fair, stage reading and performances by local poets (at West Point Baptist Church), and a host of activities beginning at 6 p.m. Visit bronzevilletheatre.org for more information.

The Oakland (Calif.) Office of AIDS Administration
- Hosting testing at their office on Broadway, as well as an “Old Skool” party “to celebrate the good times before HIV/AIDS devastated our communities and families.” Visit officeofaids.org for more information.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.