Greetings C2PLA Members and Supporters,
I hope this email finds you well despite the fact that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today which according to folklore means we are in store for six more weeks of Winter. Although I don’t think this applies to us here in Southern California since we have some of the best weather in the
country all year long. I know this is why is many of us choose to live here.
As we enter the second month of 2012, I wanted to thank you again for your continued work in helping our coalition achieve its mission of mobilizing the community and creating structural change to reduce HIV/AIDS among young gay and bisexual men of color. Our coalition is so much
stronger because of the work you all contribute.
We’ve had a very busy year so far. All four of our subcommittees (Schools, Care and Testing, Homeless and Runaway Youth, Sustainability) have met, we’ve submitted our additional paper and pen questions for our Acasi survey, and we’ve been able to analyze the data from
our healthy coalition questionnaires that we administered in December.
We are very excited to share this information with you at our upcoming working group meeting and even more excited to hear about the work you are doing at your individual agencies. Our first working group meeting of the year is scheduled for Friday February 24, 2012 from 12pm to 3pmat Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Division of Adolescent Medicine. We are located at 5000 Sunset Blvd. 4th floor,
Los Angeles CA 90027. Please note this is not the main hospital address, this location is inside of the Citibank building.
If you are able to attend please RSVP using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/c2pla-meeting no later than 5pm on Wednesday February 22, 2012. This will ensure we have accurate headcount for food.
You will find the meeting notes from our last working group meeting which was our December
holiday retreat under our Get Involved page. Additionally all past meeting minutes can be found there as well.
Lastly, we’ve streamlined communication for community and event announcements with our new Google Groups platform. Here you can submit agency announcements, job openings, relevant published articles, etc. If you haven’t already joined we’ve attached the instruction sheet to this email. To those members who have joined and aren’t able to change or modify their delivery settings please email me so we can look at your settings and make sure you are setup on your desired choice.
Google Groups allows members to choose how many emails they receive per day and when. In the past many of you said you received too many emails, this was an agreed upon solution. We hope
this new system has been helpful.
Reminder February 7th in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. If you or your agency is doing anything to observe this day, please forward me the information so I can share with the larger group.
I look forward to seeing you all later this month.
Connect To Protect Los Angeles (C2PLA)