Fri Jul 1, 2022

december, 2019

01dec3:00 pm6:00 pmRed Ribbon Event

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost of admission/event

$50

Venue Name

Cameron Art Museum

Address

3201 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412

Event Details

SEEDS of Healing (SOH) will host the 2nd Annual Red Ribbon Event on Dec. 1 at the Cameron Art Museum. SOH will be collaborating with the Frank Harr Foundation presenting 20 plus blocks of the AIDS Quilt throughout various locations in Wilmington for a two week period in recognition of World AIDS Day to bring awareness of the ongoing epidemic, its impact on marginalized populations, our community at large, and to help remove the associated stigma of
HIV/AIDS.

The Red Ribbon Event resonates our community collaborative message to “ThinkRedILM.” Wilmington (ILM) is in south east N.C. and
amongst the nation’s area of increasing rates for new HIV infections and number of persons living with HIV.

Historically it is known that this region deals with barriers for HIV prevention and treatment due to stigma, misperceptions and misconceptions surrounding HIV. Over the past three years, SOH has worked diligently to spread HIV Awareness and promote wellness in the region through multiple community collaborations. The Red Ribbon Event will levitate and celebrate our commitment to building long term partnerships to address the HIV epidemic.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry is Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and author of “My determination is to live:” Narratives of African-American women who have lived with HIV for 10 or more years. Dr. Cherry’s primary research interests are community-based and the majority of her work as a practitioner and educator have focused on addressing health disparities – including HIV – by increasing access to care; conducting research alongside communities impacted by health disparities; and designing, implementing, and evaluating community health programs.

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