HIV advocates from across Georgia will gather under the Gold Dome on Thursday, February 16, 2017 to educate state lawmakers about HIV’s impact on our diverse communities. At AIDSWatch in Georgia 2017, advocates will connect one-on-one with elected officials at the Capitol to share personal stories and provide education on key policy areas like HIV criminalization, healthcare access, sex education, housing, LGBT discrimination, reproductive justice and needle exchange. Last year’s event drew hundreds of advocates and Georgia Equality organizers expect even more robust attendance in this year’s challenging political environment.
Georgia Equality will also host an optional training + social mixer the previous evening (Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 6pm to 8pm at the Phillip Rush Center (1530 Dekalb Ave NE)). This will be an opportunity to meet other people living with HIV and those who are passionate about HIV policy! Light refreshments provided! Click here to register for this free training the evening before AIDSWatch in Georgia.
Details and registration information
What: AIDSWatch in Georgia 2017: HIV Advocacy at the Gold Dome
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00am ~12:00pm
Where: Coverdell Legislative Office Building (18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 303340 exact room TBD) We will meet for a brief recap/mini-training at 9am, have coffee and light breakfast, then head across the street to the Capitol to speak with our legislators.
Registration Link: Click here to register for AIDSWatch in Georgia 2017- it’s free!
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