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
We are happy to announce our 2017 C2PLA Co-Chairs. The men and women below have been voted to lead our coalition for the next 12 months.
Main Coaliton Co-Chairs
Joaquin Gutierrez - (Altamed)
Percival Pandy - (Black AIDS Institute)
Care & Testing Subcommittee
Stacy Alford - (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
Homeless and Runaway Youth Subcommittee
Andre Molette - (LA LGBT Center)
Steven Campa - (APLA Health)
Tasha Wagner - (LA County Department of Public Health)
La Ricca Young - (St. John Well Child and Family Center)
Congratulations to you all and we look forward to an amazing year under your leadership!
On Friday we held our 9th Annual C2PLA Holiday Retreat. This year's theme, “C2PLA The Struggle Continues” provided a great opportunity to discuss various themes related to the coalition's future.
A great time was had by all and in addition to honoring several of our members both past and present we also developed the foundation for our 2017 strategic plan. Current members were gifted items from our new C2PLA swag line.
Additionally one of the most important part of Friday’s retreat was discussing the transition of leadership for our subcommittee and main co-chairs. To that end we are happy to announce that we have several candidates to fill these open seats.
Please click the link below to select your options for co-chairs no later than 5pm on Friday December 9th. The voting is 100% anonymous and you can vote as many times as you like. We look forward to announcing our new leadership next week.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScP-AMvcU7plwFJe7cKMm2z3vMYJmOtpBEEIqvxlsqfEhc_Fg/viewform?usp=send_form (2017 Co-chair nominees).
A special congratulations to all of our 2016 Key Actor Nominees and Winners. See full list below.
1. Visionary - Actively inspires “upriver ideas
Joaquin Gutierrez – Altamed
2. Strategist - Translates ideas into workable objectives and strategies
Stacy Alford- Children's Hospital Los Angeles
3. Actor - Completes planned/unplanned action steps
Erin Hart- Los Angeles County DHSP
4. Facilitator - Promotes open and effective dialogue
Sandra Rogers-LA County Department of Public Health
5. Content Expert - Provides expertise on particular issues
Ruth Dawson- ACLU of Southern California
6. Sustainer - Acquires funding and/or resources to sustain coalition activities
Paulina Zamudio-Los Angeles County DHSP
7. Broker - Negotiates and arranges the exchange of information or resources among
Thelma McClinton –Los Angeles County DPH
8. Mobilizer - Gets others directly involved in coalition activities
Juan Carmen –Children's Hospital Los Angeles
9. Organizer/Manager - Orchestrates coalition or subcommittee logistics
Joaquin Gutierrez – Altamed
10. Spokesperson - Effectively represents and speaks on behalf of the coalition
Grissel Granados-Children's Hospital Los Angeles