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National Black HIV Awareness Day
Join us February 7th — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day— for a panel discussion and performances at Spoke

HIV disproportionately affects Black people in the United States. According to the CDC, “In 2019, Black people accounted for 13% of the U.S. population but 40% (479,300) of people with HIV.”

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! First observed in 1999, the goal of this day is “dedicated to raising awareness about the disproportionate impact of HIV on Blacks/African Americans, and the importance of increasing access to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment services to reduce this burden. (National Institute of Health)”

Join us online or in-person for a panel discussion and performances at Spoke (844 Summer St. Boston) on February 7th at 6:30pm. The panel will feature Composer and Teaching Artist at Spoke, Charles Murrell III, Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast Co-chair Nigel Griffith, and Poet, Author, and Artist Letta Neely. The discussion will focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its disproportionate affect of Black America today, moderated by Director of Community Impact and Engagement at Fenway Health, Adrianna Boulin.

Artistic performances will occur throughout the night by renowned spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, and Teaching Artist at Spoke Amanda Shea, Letta Neely, and Charles Murrell III.

February 7th at 6:30pm at 844 Summer Street Boston

Refreshments available

Thank you to the Ending the HIV Epidemic Steering Committee in Suffolk County for supporting this forum!

Feb 7, 2023 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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