The Black Church and HIV initiative invites you to participate in a town hall discussion on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30-9:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Market Center, located at 2325 North Stemmons Freeway. The purpose of the town hall is to dicuss the impact of HIV in Dallas and how the faith community can join together to fight the epidemic. While representing only 23% of Dallas’ total population, approximately 40% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in Dallas are African American, underscoring the immediate need for local faith leaders to take action.
During the town hall, local faith leaders involved with The Black Church and HIV initiative will invite an open discussion among attendees, guided by the principles of the T.R.U.T.H. Campaign:
- Testing – a valuable and important tool for HIV prevention
- Responsibility – must be assumed by faith-based organizations and individuals
- Understanding – HIV is a social justice issue
- Testimony – the guiding proof point of the impact of the HIV epidemic
- Healing – the final and hardest step to overcoming HIV
T.R.U.T.H. is at the heart of The Black Church and HIV’s mission to engage faith leaders and inspire them to get involved in ending the HIV epidemic by educating their congregants and communities, particulary in high-prevalence ZIP codes. As part of the town hall, faith leaders will be able to ask questions about how to adress HIV as a social justice issue. In addition, faith leaders will have the opportunity to join The Black Church and HIV initiative by committing to incorporate HIV as a social justice issue in their congregations.
Please RSVP to confirm your participation and to receive follow-up information after the session.