November 2007 • Issue 7
Become part of the Prevention Justice Mobilization (PJM)!
The PJM is a series of HIV-prevention events and actions around the United States from November 1 to December 15, 2007. It is neither a big city phenomenon nor a rural uprising. It’s not a think tank pronouncement or the story of an individual family fighting HIV/AIDS. It’s no single “Face of AIDS,” website, blog, or particular organization’s response to the challenge. It’s all of these things and more – and we’ll show this diversity through affiliated events as well as at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
For an updated schedule of events, click here. They include
• Local events around the country across the range of prevention justice issues, including on World AIDS Day (December 1)
• Events at the National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, December 1-5, including a Unity Rally on December 4!
• Release of a Prevention Justice Briefing Book and a World AIDS Day Action Kit
1. Join the more than 250 organizations and individuals who have endorsed the principles of the Prevention Justice Mobilization. Endorse here. To read the PJM endorsement principles in English or Spanish, click here.
2. Affiliate your event. Are you organizing an event between November 1 and December 15th that embodies the spirit of prevention justice? Could you begin planning one now? In the AIDS community, we have been encouraged to fight each other over too few resources for too long. The Prevention Justice Mobilization is an opportunity to reach out through affiliated events that cross our own boundaries. And it can even be an opportunity to reach within, creating space in our own organizations for debate and dialogue about the social issues that affect our work. Affiliated events can be anything from a lunchtime speaker or meeting with the editorial board of your local paper to a vigil or colorful protest. Affiliated events will be listed on the PreventionJustice.org website, featured in our blog, and may be promoted in our outreach to the media. Remember, PJM events do not have to be big public gatherings. Click here to affiliate your event with the mobilization. Click here for the World AIDS Day & Affiliated Events Action Kit with event ideas, tools for getting your message out, and more.
3. Come to Atlanta! Click here for updates on the PJM workshops, trainings, rally, and celebration planned for December 1-5 during the National HIV Prevention Conference.
You can also reach the PJM national organizer, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley, by phone at (212) 937-7955 x 70. Calls in both Spanish and English are welcome.