Celebrate National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) With C2PLA and Partners (Event Flyers Attached)
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that takes place on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic. C2PLA is proud of its role in helping to ignite celebrations for the day in Los Angeles County. See flyers below for four free local events taking place during the week of April 10th.
Please share far and wide within your networks! #NYHAAD #April10thLA
http://fullychargedlife.tumblr.com/april10 (Jpeg files of flyers)
We're officially collecting clothes again for our next Dress For Success Pop Up Shop. Please share the link for this flyer far and wide!
We hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Because of your support last year our coalition was able to make real structural change in Los Angeles for countless youth and young adults in our county. In addition to the structural change objectives accomplished we helped to advocate and support legislative change (AB329 California Healthy Youth Act), provided capacity building assistance to providers looking to increase their youth adult partnership skills, as well as connected with local and national stakeholders interested in reducing HIV in youth and young adults. It truly was a great year.
At our December retreat we got a chance to celebrate 10 amazing individuals who make up our C2PLA 2015 Key Actors and we practiced shared leadership and elected two amazing new co-chairs (Joaquin Gutierrez and Thomas Davis) who are set to lead us during this transition year.
Lastly we worked together to revise our vision and mission statements to better reflect the changing dynamic of our coalition.
Please take a moment to view our new vision and mission statements on our About Us page. . This new vision and mission was developed to act as a working tool to guide us as we seek alternative funding for the work of the coalition. As is standard practice we will revisit it annually to ensure it still aligns with our current work and values. Additionally it’s important to mention it was created with folks present during the retreat and a small subset of individuals including our new co-chairs who were tasked with incorporating several different viewpoints. We will discuss this briefly at our first working group meeting of the year Friday, February 26th.
Visionary Joaquin Gutierrez – Altamed
Strategist Sandra Rogers-Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Actor John Thompson- Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Facilitator Donnie Frazier- APLA Health & Wellness
Content Expert- Ruth Dawson ACLU Southern California
Sustainer- Miguel Martinez- Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Broker- Erin Hart Los Angeles County Division of HIV/STD Programs
Mobilizer- Andre Molette LA LGBT Center
Organizer/Manager- Edith Ramirez Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Spokesperson- Brandon Burciaga–LA LGBT Center
Greetings C2PLA Members and Supporters,
Please join us Friday, December 4, 2015 from 9am to 4pm for our 8th annual C2PLA Holiday Retreat. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Efforts and Ourselves.”
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 2016.
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 27th. 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 also will be the last large gathering of coalition members until February 26, 2016.
Immediately following the retreat your co-chairs are hosting an optional post retreat “happy hour” at a location tbd.
You can RSVP for the retreat by visiting www.tinyurl.com/c2plaholidayretreat no later than Tuesday December 1st.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The clothing drive for the October 24th Pop-up shop is officially open. Attached please find local drop off locations for your clothing. If you aren't able to visit one of the locations, you can also bring your clothing to the August working group meeting.
Please remember we are only looking for professional clothing suitable for males and females ages 16-25. Each young adult will be outfitted with one complete outfit suitable for a job interview and/or suitable for them to wear to their current place of employment. Please feel free to share this flyer far and wide.
If you have any additional questions about the pop-up shop please contact Homeless Subcommittee co-chairs Percival Pandy or Joaquin Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Today the US Supreme Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples in all 50 states have a constitutional right to marry, striking down laws banning gay marriage in over a dozen states. As President Obama tweeted, “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins”