We work every day to help create structural change in the lives of youth in Los Angeles.
2014 has been full of exciting moments for the coalition. Thank you all for the work you do year round.
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year! We look forward to continuing the work next year.
C2PLA Project Staff
P.S. Don't forget to get some self-care in during this holiday season!
We would like to congratulate all of our 2014 Key Actor Award winners. The following people are winners of this year's awards:
1. Visionary - Actively inspires “upriver ideas
Joaquin Gutierrez – Altamed WINNER
2. Strategist - Translates ideas into workable objectives and strategies
James Moran- LA LGBT Center WINNER
3. Actor - Completes planned/unplanned action steps
Samuel Gonzalez- St. John’s Well Child and Family WINNER
4. Facilitator - Promotes open and effective dialogue
Percival Pandy-LA LGBT Center WINNER
5. Content Expert - Provides expertise on particular issues
Paulina Zamudio-Division of HIV/STD Programs WINNER 2 YEARS IN A ROW
6. Sustainer - Acquires funding and/or resources to sustain coalition activities
Shane Jenkins-Magic Johnson Foundation WINNER 2 YEARS IN A ROW
7. Broker - Negotiates and arranges the exchange of information or resources among
Jamellah Terrell –Behavioral Health Services WINNER
8. Mobilizer - Gets others directly involved in coalition activities
John Thompson –CHLA WINNER
9. Organizer/Manager - Orchestrates coalition or subcommittee logistics
Percival Pandy – LA LGBT Center WINNER
10. Spokesperson - Effectively represents and speaks on behalf of the coalition
Dale Madison-LA LGBT Center WINNER
Greetings C2PLA Members and Supporters,
Please join us Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9am to 4pm for our 7th annual C2PLA Holiday Retreat. This year’s theme is “C2PLA Then and Now.”
Your C2PLA Co-chairs and members of the Sustainability Subcommittee are planning an exciting day of fun, laughter, and team building as we work to develop our strategic plan for 2015.
We will also use this day to celebrate the successes of both the coalition and the individuals who contribute much of their time and effort to keep our work sustainable. A big highlight of the retreat is the presentation of our Key Actor Awards. These winners are chosen by YOU. Please don’t forget to vote. It takes less than two minutes of your time. You can vote by visiting www.tinyurl.com/keyactornominees as often as you like between now and November 30th. Please note, all votes are completely anonymous.
Additionally, if you are a newer member of the coalition, or are interested in inviting a potential new member, this would be a great opportunity for people to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the coalition. It’s also a great place to network and share what your agency is doing as there are over 40 agencies represented within the coalition. This will be the last large gathering of coalition members until February 27, 2015.
Immediately following the retreat your co-chairs are hosting an optional post retreat “happy hour” at Blue Cow Kitchen http://www.bluecowkitchen.com/
You can RSVP for the retreat by visiting www.tinyurl.com/c2plaholidayretreat no later than Tuesday December 2nd.
If you have additional questions about the retreat or would like to help with planning please reply to this email with your name and phone number.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The Key Actor Award Nominations are officially open. Its time to recognize members of the coalition who have played one of the 10 roles that have helped our coalition be successful this year. You can vote by visitingwww.tinyurl.com/keyactornominees as often as you like between now and November 30th. Please note, all votes are completely anonymous. Winners will be announced at the retreat on December 5th.
We know that more than 1.1 million people in our country are living with HIV, but one in five don't even know they are positive. We also know that the CDC has recommended all Americans between the ages of 13-64 get tested for HIV as part of their routine health care. Early diagnosis and treatment greatly improves health, extends life and helps prevent the spread of HIV. This Pride month in addition to celebrating the contributions of LGBT people, take part in National Youth HIV Testing Day on June 27th.
The countdown to National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day or NYHAAD begins now! Remember, NYHAAD is about educating the public about the growing impact of HIV & AIDS on young people, as well as highlighting the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic. Please show your support for young people on this day because if we are truly going to get to an "AIDS Free Generation" we are going to need to prioritize them and see them as equal partners. To find out more about the day visit www.youthaidsday.org
Greetings C2PLA Members and Supporters,
Connect to Protect Los Angeles is proud to announce our partnership with the 2014 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival taking place at the Egyptian Theater March 14th to the 16th.
Outfest Fusion brings together a diverse population in a shared cultural experience. The festival features 30 short and feature-length films from around the world that reflect a wide array of LGBT stories, as well as panel discussions, special events, and parties. Fusion gives participants an opportunity to see reflections of their own experience and to deepen their understanding of other LGBT communities of color. Nearly 5000 people from across Southern California participate in the festival. Fusion films have included: Pariah, Mosquita y Mari, The Skinny, My Brother the Devil, Fit, Bam Bam and Celeste, Fame and many more!
To enhance community involvement and ensure the diverse LGBTQ communities of Los Angeles enjoy the festival, we are inviting you - our friends, colleagues and community members to enjoy the 2014 festival along with us. You can visit the Outfest Fusion Screenings webpage for more information about featured films and shorts http://www.outfest.org/fusion2014/.
Outfest is the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on screen. Outfest programs include Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Outfest UCLA Legacy Project and Outfest Forward. For over 30 years, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 30,000 LGBT films and videos.
For more information about Outfest Fusion 2014, please visit the website outfest.org/fusion2014. To purchase tickets to any of the Outfest Fusion screenings, please visit http://www.outfest.org/fusion2014/ or call 213-480-7065. If you mention the code ISUPPORTFUSION, you get $2 off your ticket purchase. #outfestfusion
Connect To Protect Los Angeles (C2PLA)
Greetings C2PLA Members and Supporters,
Happy 2014! We hope your year is off to a great start!
Our first working group meeting of the year is scheduled for Friday February 28th from 12-3pm. The meeting will be located at John’s Well Child and Family Center located at 808 West 58th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037.
As this is our first meeting of the year, this a great opportunity to invite new people to the coalition who haven’t participated in the past. This will allow them to learn about the work that’s happening in our three subcommittees. At this month’s meeting we will also have a special presentation from The Advancement Project (www.advancementproject.org), regarding their community service and policy research tool called Healthy City.org
To RSVP for this meeting please visit: http://tinyurl.com/c2pla-meeting no later than Thursday February 27, 2014 so we can have an accurate headcount for food.