Empowerment 2014 – Recipe for Success
The 21st annual Empowerment conference has been scheduled for Friday, September 19th at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, located at 859 Convention Center Blvd.
This free educational conference, designed for consumers and providers, helps to bring the latest information on HIV/AIDS to our community. Every year, Empowerment covers a wide variety of topics related to HIV and AIDS ranging from legal considerations, to medical, social and psychosocial aspects of the disease.
Plenary Speaker: Mark S. King
Mark S. King has been speaking and writing about living with HIV since testing positive in 1985. He is the author of A Place Like This, his chronicle of the dawn of AIDS in Los Angeles, and is the creative force behind the popular site, MyFabulousDisease.com. He attributes his good health to three things: a strong partnership with his doctor, being in a loving relationship, and double chocolate brownies made from scratch.
To find out more about the conference, please call Lisa Breland at 821-2601, ext. 209 or Major Smith at ext. 232. You can also download the 2014 Empowerment Brochure here, as well as a schedule of events.
On Sunday, September 21, we will gather again in Audubon Park to walk because we still have miles to go in our fight against this disease. We hope you can join us in support of those we lost, those living with the disease today, and in hope that one day there is a cure.
Louisiana ranks as one of the hardest hit states with New Orleans and Baton Rouge in the top 10 cities for new infections.
The purpose of the WALK is not only to enhance the awareness of HIV and AIDS in our community, but also to raise the much-needed funds to provide vital services for those affected by the disease. All of your funds stay right here in New Orleans and the Gulf South to help people in our own communities.
Some of our programs include prevention education, HIV antibody testing and counseling, the Louisiana Statewide HIV/AIDS Hotline, primary medical care/ early intervention services, peer support, behavioral health, support groups, case management, housing coordination, medicine assistance, home-delivered meals and a food bank program.
Again, we thank you and our clients thank you to the moon and back for your past generosity. We hope that you will join us again and renew your commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS. We hope that one day there will be a cure, but until there is…NO/AIDS Task Force is here.