Below please find our four priority areas for 2015:
1. Bring health education to South LA
2. Marketing the coalition to the community at large
3. Infusing HIV Education in non-traditional environments
4. Youth Involvement and Partnership
We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as a community collaborator for the LGBT People of Color Film Festival also known as Outfest Fusion. Join C2PLA for a screening of Paris is Burning on March 13th at the 2015#OutfestFusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival. Use discount code collab15 when purchasing your tickets for a discount offer. For tickets visit:outfest.org/fusion2015
We hope you're 2015 is off to a great start. Continuing in our tradition to advocate for self-care for our members and partners we've pasted some tips to help you restore the balance to your work/home life. We greatly appreciate the work that all of you do to bring structural change in the lives of youth. Just remember you can't do this work without taking care of yourself first. Wishing you all a very healthy, productive, and happy 2015!
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.