Hello to everyone!
Greeting to everyone --
It is an honor to be a part of this new initiative. I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about the Prevention Justice Mobilization, an upcoming event in the United States being planned by women with HIV and many other allies.
Here are the details:
2007 PREVENTION JUSTICE MOBILIZATION:
HIV is not just a disease. It’s PROOF of injustice!
We are calling for a PREVENTION JUSTICE Mobilization, to show unity in the fight against HIV/AIDS and demand justice in prevention policies. Here’s what we’re doing, and how you can get involved:
The Prevention Justice Mobilization (PJM) is a series of HIV-prevention events and actions around the United States from November 1 to December 15, 2007. The events and actions will include:
• Local events around the country by endorsing organizations across the range of prevention justice issues
• Local events on World AIDS Day (December 1) that carry the message of prevention justice
• Rallies, training and other activities at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta (December 2-5, 2007).
• A comprehensive policy platform and accompanying materials like the Prevention Justice Briefing Book and a World AIDS Day Action Kit
What is Prevention Justice?
HIV isn’t just a virus—it’s proof of injustice. It’s no accident that the groups at the lowest rungs of the social and economic ladder also have the highest rates of HIV, including African-Americans, (especially black women and black gay men); Latina women; gay men and other men who have sex with men; transgender people; undocumented immigrants and people residing in the Deep South.
Prevention Justice believes that the best way to prevent HIV/AIDS is to ensure that all people have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality, and reproduction for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
The Prevention Justice framework changes not only the way we look at HIV prevention, but how we go about advocating for HIV prevention. Prevention Justice means the people and communities most affected by the epidemic are at the forefront of policy efforts, and that HIV prevention can not be separated from human rights.
What Is the Prevention Justice Mobilization Fighting For? Unity in the Fight against HIV!
• Promoting unified actions and cooperation among AIDS groups and prevention advocates.
• Backing a comprehensive policy platform and demanding the resources we need to fight HIV and win progressive policies, rather than competing with one another for crumbs.
• Mobilizing progressive organizations across the country that work on intersecting issues (like racism, criminal justice, immigration, gender-based violence, welfare, housing and economic and environmental justice) to explicitly incorporate HIV/AIDS in their efforts and to engage the AIDS community to support a broad-based progressive agenda for all our communities.
Get Mobilized for Prevention Justice!!!
1. Endorse the Mobilization as an organization
2. Affiliate your local events from November 1 – December 15 with the Mobilization
3. Organize a local event for World AIDS Day and list on our site as part of the Prevention Justice Mobilization – we have a World AIDS Day Toolkit to help your efforts
4. Mobilize people from your community to attend PJM events in Atlanta, GA, December 1-5
For more information, visit PreventionJustice.org, or contact:
Jesse-Ehrensaft Hawley, Campaign Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.937.7955 x 70