“AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue” Evening of Action with Rev. Al Sharp
As part of its national “AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue” advocacy and awareness campaign, which was developed in response to the fact that African American and Latino communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, AHF teamed locally in South Florida for an ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue Evening of Action’ on Wednesday, April 23rd with local partners including Ft. Lauderdale’s New Mount Olive Baptist Church, the Mount Olive Development Corporation (MODCO) as well as other religious, civic and community groups.
The ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue Evening of Action’ took place Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:30pm until 9:00pm, and was attended by more than 2,500 people. The campaign and event takes place during the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and featured a keynote address by Reverend Al Sharpton followed by a town hall panel discussion with panelists including Hydeia Broadbent, an HIV/AIDS activist & humanitarian HIV-positive since birth, as well as several respected local community, political, heath, religious and HIV/AIDS leaders, who explored the issues around HIV/AIDS and the African American community during the town hall