This Saturday, February 6TH, 2016 --- I AM My Sister's Keeper Community-Collaborative was blessed to be a part of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event at West Point Missionary Baptist Church. The event, "Southside Churches and Community Unite", was spearheaded by HIV/AIDS Activist, and I AM My Sister's Keeper member, Sherman Bryant; bringing several organizations together for the purpose of making the community aware of: the latest HIV/AIDS campaigns and other developments, newest HIV/AIDS preventive options (PREP), dispelling myths, and making sure our youth have a more vested interest in their sexual health.
I AM My Sister's Keeper Adult Counselors Kimberly Foster provided HIV testing and counseling throughout the day, and our Peer Educator Shantell participated in the closing panel discussion.
As attending community members were able to walk away with empowering information, and a deeper understanding of this growing threat to our community, we've yet again taken another step towards The Dream of an AIDS Free Generation.
We'd like to say a special thank you to First Lady Carol Jakes and Rev Dr. Bernard Jakes, for graciously hosting this special event. And, to all of the organizations that contributed their talents and resources to ensure the events success, including: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago Dept. of Public Health, BTAN, South Side Health Center, Connect2Protect, HELP, Black Gay Mens Caucus, Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, First Church of Deliverance, Trinity United Church in Christ, Faith United Methodist, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Hartzell United Methodist Church, and Greater Full Gospel Pentecostal.
You may CLICK HERE to see all of the images from this event. If you were a participating organization, and would like to use the images to help spread the buzz... or. if you simply have a question or concern... feel free to reach out to our HSIC (Head Sister In Charge) Kimberly Foster.