Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

D.C. to host International AIDS Conference Amidst City’s Epidemic

Listen to Larry Bryant on Voice of Russia Radio It’s been more than twenty years since the International AIDS Conference was last held in the U.S. That’ll change in July when an expected 25,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries come … Continue reading

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Unlike Mayor, AIDS Activists Face Serious Sentences for Civil Disobedience

Listen to Matthew Kavanagh and Antonio Davis on TheFightBack on We Act Radio: download MP3 Last year, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray went to jail when he and forty others committed an act of civil disobedience outside the U.S. Capitol in … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Feb. 11: AIDS Activists Prosecuted, Occupy DC Evicted, Meet Candidate Walmart

LISTEN TO FULL SHOW FROM FEB. 11: download MP3 This week on TheFightBack we hear from occupier Jason McGaughey who spoke with TheFightBack as Occupy DC was being evicted by U.S. Park Police on Feb. 4. But first we hear … Continue reading

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

LISTEN TO ABBY CHARLES: download mp3 “You could tell a woman, ‘Here’s a condom. This is how you protect yourself.’ She could know all the facts about how to protect herself. But if she’s going home to a situation where … Continue reading

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Activist/Organizer Larry Bryant On AIDS 2012 Coming to D.C. and the Mayor’s Commission on HIV/AIDS

LISTEN TO LARRY BRYANT, PART 2 download mp3 Friday, as the city’s leading provider of clean needles closed its doors, Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the District of Columbia will host the 2012 International AIDS Conference. AIDS 2012 is expected … Continue reading

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Gray Welcomes World AIDS Community to D.C.; Does Nothing to Stop Leading Clean Needle Provider From Closing

LISTEN TO DAMI SMITH download mp3 Friday at 11:00 AM at the John A. Wilson Building, Mayor Vincent Gray will take part in a press conference announcing that D.C. will host the 2012 International AIDS Conference. “AIDS 2012 is expected … Continue reading

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Is HIV/AIDS a Top Priority for D.C.’s Leaders?

LISTEN TO LARRY BRYANT, PART 1 download mp3 PreventionWorks is scheduled to close tomorrow and D.C.’s top elected officials – who have been uninformed or misinformed – have expressed little-to-no interest in having the city step in to stop the … Continue reading

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Prevention Works

LISTEN TO RON HARRIS download mp3 “If one of us has HIV, all of us have HIV. If one of us is in jail… all of us are in jail. If one of us is unemployed, all of us are … Continue reading

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The Right to Housing, the Right to Shelter & Combating HIV/AIDS

On December 1st, World AIDS Day, journalist Pete Tucker gave the following speech, connecting homlessness, the lack of affordable housing and economic injustice with the spread of HIV & AIDS. Full text of speech below the embedded video. Mayor Adrian … Continue reading

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The “We Shall Overcome” Award

LISTEN TO CHERYL BARNES download mp3 Wednesday evening at the Washington Peace Center’s Activist Awards, Cheryl K. Barnes will be honored with the “We Shall Overcome Award” for her tireless work on behalf of the most vulnerable District residents. In … Continue reading

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