Civil Rights

Como las comunidades Africo-Americanas y Latinas continúan siendo impactadas desproporcionalmente por el VIH/SIDA, AHF expande sus carteleras de “El SIDA es una Cuestión de Derechos Civiles” y la campaña de concientización con MLK Jr. para también incluir a Cesar Chávez, el líder sindical e ícono del movimiento de los trabajadores del campo quien sugiere que el acceso a la prevención del VIH, cuidado y tratamiento para el VIH/SIDA debe ser universal.

ESTOS NUMEROS ALTAMENTE DESPROPORCIONALES PUEDES SER CAUSADOS POR VARIOS FACTORES, INCLUYENDO:

  • Falta de acceso a clínicas para el cuidado y pruebas para VIH, igual que para condones y oportunidades más seguras para la educación sexual.
  • Altos niveles de estigma que rodean al VIH/SIDA en estas comunidades evitan que las personas conozcan sobre su situación sobre el VIH, o de buscar cuidado y hablar honestamente con sus parejas sexuales, si saben que son positivas.
  • Tanto la sociedad como la industria del cuidado de la salud tienen miembros marginalizados de estas comunidades por cuestión de orientación sexual y raza, obstruyendo el tratamiento esencial, cuidado y educación para aquellos que lo necesitan.

 

El SIDA es una cuestión de derechos civiles. Unete a nosotros y a una multitud de comunidades del sur basadas en la fe, para iluminar y combatir la persistente parcialidad contra las comunidades de color, mientras estamos en conjunto esforzándonos para reducir la incidencia de VIH/SIDA, y juntos podemos asegurar que todas las comunidades tienen igual acceso a las herramientas que necesitamos en esta lucha.

As African American and Latino communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, AHF expands its ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ billboard & awareness campaign featuring MLK Jr. to also include Cesar Chavez, the labor leader and farm worker movement icon — Campaign suggests access to HIV prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS should be universal.

These disproportionately high numbers may be caused by several factors, including:

  • Lack of access to clinics for care and HIV testing, as well as to condoms and safer sex educational opportunities.
  • High levels of stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in these communities prevent people from learning their HIV status, or from seeking care and speaking honestly with their sexual partners if they know they are positive.
  • Both society and the healthcare industry have marginalized members of these communities both on account of sexual orientation and race, blocking essential treatment, care, and education for those who need it.

 

AIDS is a civil rights issue. Join us and a multitude of faith-based communities in the South in illuminating and fighting the persisting bias against communities of color as we collectively strive to lower the incidence of HIV/AIDS, and together we can ensure all communities have equal access to the tools we need in this fight.

 

 

Community Call to Action

Location Event Date Event Description Contact Info
MLK Parade
Greensboro, NC
Monday, January 16th 2017
11:00 AM
Parade begins at 11 a.m.
100 MLK Drive
Terl Gleason
1-336-312-6997
MLK Parade
Chicago, IL
Monday, January 16th 2017
Time TBD
Northeastern Illinois University Black Student Union
5500 S. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL
Tracy Jones
(216) 235-3027
MLK Parade
St. Petersburg, FL
Monday, January 16th 2017
11:00 AM
St. Pete Pier 800 2nd Ave. NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Jason King
1-954-610-3064
MLK Parade
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Monday, January 16th 2017
10:00 AM
Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Sistrunk Blvd. and Northwest Fifth Ave. Jason King
1-954-610-3064
MLK Breakfast & Parade
Atlanta, GA
Monday, January 16th 2017
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. (open to public)
40 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 Parade begins at 1:15 PM at Peachtree Street and Baker
Tim Webb
1-267-253-4213
MLK Parade
Burlington, NC
Monday, January 16th 2017
11:00 AM
Parade begins at 11 a.m. 1 SE Court Square Burlington, NC Sashika Baunchand
1-225-456-6955
CORE Center, 1250 Unity Road, Holly Hill, SC 29059 Saturday, January 14th 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
MLK Breakfast and Community Workshops, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, CORE Center, 1250 Unity Road, Holly Hill, SC 29059.
Parade Line-up, 1:00 pm-Parade Starts at 2:00 pm. Line-up starts at the car wash on Hart Street and Old State Road, Holly Hill, SC 29059
Veronica Brisco
267-408-3984
South Carolina Statehouse
1100 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201
Monday, January 16th 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Statewide MLK Prayer Services, 8:30 am, Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St., Columbia, SC 29201 (March starts at Zion, 9:30 am)
King Day at the Dome Rally, 10:00 am, SC State House, North Steps, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC (Intersection of Gervais and Main Streets.)
Elizabeth McLendon, 803-622-1684 or Veronica Brisco
267-408-3984
MLK Parade
New Orleans, LA
Monday, January 16th 2017
10:00 AM
Parade begins at 10 a.m. at City Hall and ends at MLK Monument on MLK Blvd. & S. Claiborne Ave. Sashika Baunchand
1-225-456-6955
Anacostia Park near Good Hope Rd SE and Anacostia Dr SE Monday, January 16th 2017
12:00 Noon
TBD
MLK Parade
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, January 16th 2017
10:15 AM
Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. at S. Western Ave & W. MLK Blvd. Jacqueline Burbank
1-323-208-1505
MLK Parade
Washington, DC
Monday, January 16th 2017
11:00 AM
At 11 a.m. Anacostia Park near Good Hope Rd SE and Anacostia Dr. SE John Hassell
MLK Parade
Ft. Worth, TX
Monday, January 16th 2017
11:00 AM
Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Ninth and Commerce streets and ends at Sundance Square Plaza. TBA