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 visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FD68TKK as often as you like between now and November 21st. Please note, all votes are completely anonymous. Winners will be announced at the retreat on December 2nd.
The C2PLA Coalition is proud to be one of the community groups featured at the first DTLA Proud Festival. DTLA Proud Festival Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrates the profound revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community that calls downtown home. Through community partners, the festival will showcase the best of the best downtown has to offer through 30 community
booths (10 local retail shops and 20 LGBTQ community groups), a main stage programed by the burgeoning LGBT nightlife, and grounded by SummerTramp, a pop-up water park for all to enjoy.
For more info visit: http://dtlaproudfestival.org/
With Pokemon Go being the latest gaming craze, we're wondering how can this renewed interest in an old video game help connect people to HIV prevention and treatment messages. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Checkout the video below.
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.