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Faith plays a major role in the lives of many people. It is the way many find a connection to the sacred, a deity, their creator or spirituality. Unfortunately for many living with HIV, faith communities can turn from a place of refuge and support to a source of stigma and turmoil. National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day was launched in August of 2017 with the goal of rallying diverse faith communities including Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Baha’i and others to take a stand against stigma and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
SCHEDULE at a Glance
Hear Me, See Me
Spoken word artists and performers focus on HIV, faith and healing.
Saturday, August 29th @ 7:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern U.S.
A Conversation with
Khadijah Abdullah and Rev. Edwin C. Sanders

on National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NFHAAD)
Responders:
Bhikkhu Sagarananda Tien & Vanessa Johnson
Sunday, August 30th @ 5:00 - 6:00 PM PM Eastern U.S
NFAAD has just been officially recognized by the U.S. calendar of HIV awareness. This conversation will explore what the legacy of the HIV response tells us about why having a national faith awareness day is important in the struggle to end the HIV epidemic. The format will include a conversation, guest responders to the conversation, and discussion/Q&A with the webinar audience.

Learn more about the series,"HIV and Faith in Resilience and Renewal, Conversations on the Legacy and Future of the U.S. Faith Response to HIV & AIDS"
Virtual Town Hall
Get out and Vote: HIV & COVID-19 are on the Ballot
Monday, August 31st @ 5:00 - 6:30 PM Eastern U.S.
Elections are coming up in November and organizers will encourage attendees to register and vote as our lives depend on it, especially when it comes to HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. Many living with HIV or at risk come from communities that also have high Covid-19 incidence rates. Voting can save lives. Get out and Vote!

Panelists: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed – Public Health Doctor, Naina Khanna – Positive Women’s Network, Larry Bryant – ACLU & Max Boykin – Black AIDS Institute

About the US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition
The US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition is composed of people of faith, faith leaders, people living with HIV and people working in the HIV and AIDS response working together to develop and implement strategies to strengthen the faith response to HIV the toward ending the epidemic.

To learn more about the US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition, please email: hivfaithcoalition@gmail.com

Be well,

Michael
Rev. Michael J. Crumpler (He/Him/His)
LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director
Ministries and Faith Development


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