Today California became a sanctuary state as Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54. This landmark bill is set to go into effect in January 2018, protecting the 2.3 million undocumented immigrants living in California. This law will largely prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from questioning, holding, or sharing information about people with federal immigration agents if they have not been convicted of one or more offences from a list of crimes that are outlined in the Trust Act. While this is a landmark legislation for California in the face of the Trump administration's discriminatory actions, we still have to wait and see if federal officials will try to block it. The fight to protect our undocumented youth is not over! #nohumanbeingisillegal
We are prod to be a sponsor for a second year of the DTLA Proud Festival. This year for the first time their will be a youth only event called "Juvenescence Celebration!"
This event is for youth 24 and under, completely alcohol free, and free snacks and beverages.
Please share this event with your friends and loved ones and register for tickets now! #DTLAProud
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Join us this Saturday May 6th 2017 from 11am-3pm for the 4th Annual Dress For Success Pop-up Shop which will be held at the Community Development YMCA in Long Beach located at 820 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 908013. Youth ages (16-24) will experience a truly fun filled day where they will receive free professional clothing, free resume assistance, free access to legal services, and free HIV/STD testing. Free food/drink will be provided and a live DJ will be spinning the hits. Each attendee will also have access to a free professional stylist, tailor, and career counselor.
This is a safe affirming space for ALL youth including LGBT youth.
Seeking volunteers for 4th Annual ""Dress For Success Pop-up Shop" Saturday May 6th 2017. Calling professional stylists, tailors,career counselors, etc.
We are hoping you will support this event in one of a number of ways including but not limited to:
Click the link below to view volunteer opportunities http://tinyurl.com/pop-upshopvolunteer
Promoting Event- Please share the attached event flyer widely as well as the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/353701305029242/
With your help we can make this the best “Dress For Success Pop-up Shop ever!"
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the event.
“Dress for Success Pop-up Shop” incorporates sexual health education and HIV/STD testing into the trendy popup retail concept that’s been most often used for restaurants, clothing designers, and other vendors.
Youth ages (16-24) will experience a truly fun filled day where they will receive free professional clothing, free resume assistance, access to legal services, and free HIV/STD testing. Free food/drink will be provided and a live DJ will be spinning. Each attendee will also have access to a professional stylist, tailor, and career counselor.
This event is FREE and open to all youth ages 16-24.
Your C2PLA Co-Chairs have announced the 2017 working group presentation themes. Each of the five working group will have an outsisde presentation that is either a professional development opportunity or the opportunity to learn about an emerging trend or incident. You can find the dates and themes for all of our 2017 working group meetings below.
February 24th 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Presentation Theme: The Provider’s Role in Combating Human Trafficking
April 28th (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Presentation Theme: Effective Interventions for Los Angeles County Agencies Serving Young Men Who Have Sex With Men
June 23rd (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Presentation Theme: Key Indicators of Health for Los Angeles County and Intro to the Public Health Workforce
August 25th (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Presentation Theme: Grant Writing From the Funders Perspective (What Do Funders Look For)
October 27th (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Presentation Theme: 2017 United States Conference on AIDS
December 8th (9:00am-4:00pm)
Agenda: Holiday Retreat Theme “TBD” 2017 Year in Review, 2018 Strategic Plan Development, Key Actor Awards Presentation
We are happy to announce our 2017 Working Group Meeting Location is.....The LA84 Foundation.
The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development.
To learn more about them visit http://www.la84.org/
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The theme for NBHAAD, I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS, emphasizes the role that everyone can play in HIV prevention.
Compared to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States, Blacks/African Americans have a disproportionate burden of HIV and AIDS. Young black gay and bisexual men are especially affected.
C2PLA as the oldest and largest Los Angeles County HIV youth coalition working to address the social determinants of health, has always prioritized supporting national HIV awareness days at the local level. This year we are excited to co-host an event with longtime coalition partner AltaMed. The “Let’s Have A Kiki” event will feature a special screening of AltaMed’s new web series “Kiki and Brunch” which takes a fresh approach on the PrEP conversation from the perspective of young Black and Latino gay and bisexual men.
The event will feature a facilitated discussion with members from the cast, PrEP navigators, and supporters. There will also be fun and lively games including the very popular “Black Card Revoked” and “HIV Jeopardy.”
Food and drinks will be provided. There will also be PrEP navigators on hand to help connect those interested in learning more about their PrEP options. This event is free and open to all!
Please RSVP by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/c2plaNBHAAD