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MPOWERED Community Grants Program

2020 Awards and Institute

2020 Leader of the Month
 
SisterLove, Inc is on a mission to eradicate the adverse impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families through education, prevention, support and human rights advocacy in the United States and around the world.
SISTERLOVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH EMPOWERED CAMPAIGN

Earlier this year, fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys teamed up with Greater Than AIDS to create EMPOWERED, an ongoing public information campaign to reach women in the U.S. about HIV/AIDS. As part of the campaign, Alicia and AIDS United are spearheading the EMPOWERED Community Grants Program to help advance efforts focused on women and HIV/AIDS. Today we are proud to announce that we are one of four grantees receiving $20,000 as part of this program!

With funding from the EMPOWERED Community Grants Program, SisterLove, Inc. will implement the Beyond These Walls (BTW) campaign. The purpose of the BTW campaign is to expand the efforts and reach of the “Everyone Has a Story” program, which is a video-based behavioral intervention that aims to provide women living with HIV the knowledge and skills they need to face issues in their daily life. The video series and intervention focuses on five key components for women living with HIV/AIDS: treatment options; provider communication and cultural competency; HIV stigma, discrimination, and disclosure; medical adherence; and support networks. BTW will utilize live video streaming, live Twitter chats and strategic social media messaging to expand the messages of the EHAS program and encourage more HIV+ women to become and remain involved in the movement to eradicate HIV/AIDS.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Community Grants program and the EMPOWERED campaign:  http://www.aidsunited.org/strategic-grantmaking/empowered-community-grants-program. 
GET READY FOR 2020! 

It's that time again! 2020 is almost here! SisterLove's Annual celebration of HIV positive women leaders is just a short 15 days away.  The 4th Annual 2020 Awards is on Friday, October 18th at the Freight Depot in Downtown Atlanta.

The 2020 Leading Women’s Society is a component of SisterLove’s Positive Women's Leadership Project, which provides resources, training, education, mentoring and support to increase the leadership capacity of HIV positive women to engage in community representation, prevention and support, policy and advocacy, and social change. “There is no better inspiration for leadership and determination than what we find with our 2020 Leading Women”, says Dazon Dixon Diallo, President and CEO of SisterLove, Inc. “With their love and their lives they show us courage, wisdom and grace in the long fight to end HIV. We are proud and honored that they are taking time to be recognized for their strength and their vision for change. It’s going to be an extraordinary night!” The society started in 2009 with the overall goal of putting a stronger face on the epidemic throughout the nation by engaging smart, beautiful, professionally poised and inspiring HIV positive women in leadership roles on the local, regional, and national level. The goal of the program is to have engaged and trained 2,020 women by the year 2020 around the world. The awards program is followed by the 2020 Leadership Institute, which is a special convening of both new and past awardees, as well as 2020 society members, to discuss issues related to the growth and structure of the movement, as well as to build leadership skills.

The 2020 Leading Women’s Awards will be hosted by Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and V-103 Atlanta's Midday personality, and recording artist Tarsha' Hamilton. Special guests will include the award winning Giwayen Mata Dance Troupe, and music will be provided by Soul Fusion Band.  The awardees and guests will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet and enjoy a night of entertainment, food, drinks, and a community of women leaders poised to change the face of HIV/AIDS. Red carpet coverage begins at 6:30 pm and after five attire is suggested. Tickets are on sale for $100, $50, and $35. In order to purchase a ticket or to donate to the event please visit  http://2020awards.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will benefit SisterLove, Inc. and will help to continue building on the legacy of these women leaders and their roles in ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The 2020 Leading Women’s Awards and Institute is sponsored in part by Gilead Sciences and the MAC A.I.D.S Fund.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Omi Pennick at tpennick@sisterlove.org or (678)-749-4788. More information may also be found on SisterLove’s website at www.sisterlove.org.
2020 LEADER OF THE MONTH
PENNY DENOBLE - CLASS OF 2010

Penny DeNoble, MA, Ed., is an educator, community activist and HIV advocate who has been advocating and fighting for her life and the lives of others for 27 years. She collaborates with other AIDS Service Organizations and Community-Based Organizations in the Denver Metro Area, as well as sitting on the Board of The Greater Denver Interfaith Initiative, volunteering for the Denver-Colorado AIDS Project, Positive Women’s Network-Colorado, and Vice-Chair of the Mayor’s HIV Resources Planning Council. Nationally, she is a member of the 2020 Leading Women’s Society, The White House Project’s MAC AIDS Fund Advisory Committee, The Positive Women’s Network-United States of America, The Treatment Advocacy Group, and AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families, to bring about the message of justice and equality for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

She is the Founder and Director of a community-based organization called, The Issue of Blood Outreach and Consulting Services. Its purpose is to bring awareness, education and information to the communities at large about prevention of sexually transmitted Infections, including HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies. Her personal mission is to equip women living with HIV/AIDS to reach their communities through education, leadership development and advocacy promotion.

 
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