In recognition of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 24, the Gates Foundation Discovery Center is hosting a free virtual program featuring the local voices from Seattle’s Black community exploring the power of storytelling, the impact of HIV, and thoughtful ways to take action to end stigma. 🖤
On the agenda:
➡️ Rosette Royale, a story-gathering consultant for Seattle's The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway will be in conversation with Rev. Harriett Walden, a human rights activist and the founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, about the importance of personal stories in banishing the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
➡️ HIV-positive ‘artivists’ (artists 🎨 + activists ✊🏿 from our latest virtual exhibition, "Through Positive Eyes: My Photo, My HIV Story") - Positively Positive, Edward, and Kia, will discuss the power of honoring and expressing their personal stories. Their voices and actions will offer a glimpse into the lives of people impacted by HIV and ways we can overcome stigma together.
➡️ A moving poetry reading by Tranisha Arzah, a sexual wellness educator and advisor.
Accessibility: This program will be provided in English and Spanish. Closed Captioning will also be available. This program is part of our current virtual exhibit, "Through Positive Eyes: My Photo, My HIV Story", featuring photography, stories, videos, and sculpture created by people living with HIV/AIDS.