NMAC Connection: Leadership Institute Announced

2018 Leadership Institute is Sept. 5

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Leadership Institute on Wednesday, September 5, in Orlando, FL, prior to the United States Conference on AIDS. Registration and the agenda will go online in June, but we want you to save the date now!

2018 Planning Committee

  • Carmarion D. Anderson, Black Transwomen, Inc.
  • Cynthia Carey-Grant, WORLD
  • Guillermo Chacon, Latino Commission on AIDS
  • Erin C. Faley-Hogue, Christie’s Place
  • David Harvey, NCSD
  • Kathie M. Hiers, AIDS Alabama
  • Joseph Hollendoner, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Paul Kawata, NMAC
  • Naina Khanna, PWN-USA
  • Arianna Lint, Arianna’s Center
  • Kelsey Louis, GMHC
  • Krista Martel, The Well Project
  • Andrea Meirick, The Project of the Quad Cities
  • Jesse Milan, AIDS United
  • Anthony Mills, MD, Men’s Health Foundation
  • John Peller, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • Murray Penner, NASTAD
  • Michael Ruppal, The AIDS Institute
  • Bamby Salcedo, TransLatin Coalition
  • Ron Simmons, Ron Simmons Consulting
  • Shannon Stephenson, Cempa Community Care
  • Bill Tiedemann, Hope House of St. Croix Valley
  • Lance Toma, SF Community Health Center
  • Joyce Turner Keller, Aspirations
  • Tim Young, Open Health Care Clinic
  • Stacie Walls-Beegle, LBGT Life Center
  • Dana Williams, The Community Wellness Project
  • Phill Wilson, Black AIDS Institute
  • Andrea Winston, New Horizons Behavioral Health
  • Gary Paul Wright, AAOGC
  • Richard Zaldivar, The Wall Las Memorias Project

The primary goal of the Leadership Institute is to build a community of HIV leaders who can support each other and our collective efforts to end the epidemic.

USCA Early Bird Rate Ends June 8

USCA 2018 LogoUSCA’s Early Bird rates for conference registration and booth reservation end on June 8 – fewer than 30 days from now!

Don’t wait to reserve your place at USCA. Register and reserve your booth space now.

12 Days to Our Next Community Spotlight Webinar on May 22

Join us for our next Community Spotlight webinar on Tuesday, May 22, as we explore the HIV epidemic among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will be joined by: Jacob Smith Yang, Senior Capacity Building Director, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Brian Ragas, Communications Manager, San Francisco Community Health Center; Keiva-Lei Candena, Communications Manager, Life Foundation; Keleka Kaneiakala, POP Leader; Jimmy Sianipar, Senior Testing Coordinator, SSG APAIT;  and Henry Ocampo, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Register now.

NMAC (Still) Wants Your Opinion 

As we mentioned in last week’s Connection, we want your opinion on options for the 2018 USCA theme.
In honor of our special speaker Larry Kramer and all HIV activists, we wanted to make this year’s USCA theme more activist in nature. In today’s political environment, we need everyone to be an activist, including calling or e-mailing your representatives, registering to vote and voting, and getting others to vote.
What do you think? Let us know by 5:00 pm EST Monday, May 14 which option you like in an online survey.
Results will be presented immediately following your response; however, any respondent who wants to see the results, must click the “Done” button at the end of the page and wait a few seconds.

The Latest HIV News from DC

Advocating on HIV issues and protecting our hard-fought gains in Washington is a never-ending job. And it gets harder when those in power areoften skeptical at best on our issues. 

NMAC’s policy and advocacy team, in partnership with other HIV and STD advocacy organizations, is working hard each day to protect our community. Read the latest update from them here.