National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Film Screening
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Join us for a film screening of "Thicker Than Blood" in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event will highlight the stigma and challenges of living with HIV today, while increasing awareness about the barriers faced by HIV+ and LGBTQ community members. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the film will start promptly at 7 p.m. Facilitators will lead discussion immediately following the movie. Light refreshments will be served, and FREE HIV testing will be available. "Thicker than Blood" tells the story of Jordan, the youngest of two sons, who returns home for the first time in three years to celebrate his brother's promotion. During what is supposed to be a joyous afternoon, secrets are revealed and masks uncovered. A once tight-knit family must pick up the pieces and put them back together before losing each other forever. February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an initiative aimed at increasing HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in African American communities. The observance encourages people to "Get Educated. Get Involved. Get Tested. Get Treated." #NBHAAD This event is co-sponsored by Alexandria Health Department; Getting to Zero Alexandria; Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS, Gay Men's Health Collaborative (GMHC); and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter. For more information, please contact HIV/AIDS Coordinator, Nechelle Terrell at Nechelle.Terrell@vdh.virginia.gov or 703.746.4933.
- Start:February 28, 2019
- End:February 28, 2019
- Where:Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314
- Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
- Ticket Price:N/A