Events

Events held in 2010

Boston | Daly City | Doraville | El Segundo | Honolulu | Irvine | Kealakekua | Lihue, Kauai | Los Angeles | New York | Pahoa | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose | Springdale | Wailuku, Maui | Weno, Chuuk

USA Map Boston Daly City Doraville El Segundo Honolulu Irvine Kealakekua Lihue, Kauai Los Angeles New York Pahoa San Diego San Francisco San Jose Springdale Weno, Chuuk Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

Are you planning to hold a National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on or around May 19? Please register your event here.

Boston, MA

Event Title

Rooted in Acceptance 2010

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
5:30pm–7:30pm

Location

1415 Washington Street
Boston, MA, 02118

Sponsors

Massachusetts Asian & Pacific Islanders for Health (MAP for Health)
www.mapforhealth.org

Contact

Jacob Smith Yang
Phone:800-479-7251
jsmithyang@mapforhealth.org

Event Description

Join MAP for Health and the national Banyan Tree Project in promoting and commemorating national API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this year! Be our guest and attend for free MAP's Rooted In Acceptance a community reception commemorating National Asian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event takes place Wednesday May 19th at the Bombay Club Restaurant, 1415 Washington Street in Boston's South End from 5:30–7:30 PM. We will be presenting a special award to MAP's former Deputy Director, Ramani Sripada for her amazing service and dedication in the fight against HIV in Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We will also unveil this year's new, visually exciting 30-second public service announcement video, being distributed nationally.

The event will provide free gourmet Indian appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP soon, as space is limited!

RSVP to jsmithyang@mapforhealth.org or 617-426-6755 x201. Download the invitation!

Daly City, CA

Event Title

San Mateo County Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

Date & Times

Friday, May 21, 2010
1:00pm–6:00pm

Location

3 Serramonte Center
Daly City, CA, 94015

Sponsors

Project 3-3-3 and County of San Mateo Public Health
San Mateo County STD/HIV Testing Clinic

Contact

John Lam
Phone:415-776-1001
jlam@aars-inc.org

Event Description

Come to Serramonte Mall in Daly City, CA to meet different organizations throughout San Mateo County as we celebrate National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Doraville, GA

Event Title

Georgia New Faces

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:00pm–8:00pm

Location

3760 Park Avenue
Doraville, Georgia, 30340

Sponsors

Center for Pan Asian Community Services
www.cpacs.org

Contact

Diana Lee
Phone:770-936-0969 ext. 25
diana.lee@cpacs.org

Event Description

Free HIV Testing, Light Dinner, Dance, Games, Prizes, and presentation "New Faces to Save". Download the invitation!

El Segundo, CA

Event Title

General Medicine Practices for HIV/AIDS Healthcare Providers

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:30pm–8:30pm

Location

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse Restaurant, 2301 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA, 90245

Sponsors

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC)
I. Jean Davis, PhD, DC, PA, MS, Co-Principal Investigator/Director
Dinner provided by Simply Speaking

Please RSVP by May 17, 2010! There is no fee to register!
www.simplyspeakinghiv.com/
Click on "Event Registration"
Enter Event Code: 23000302
(Invitation code does not apply) Click on "Begin Registration"

Contact

Clarenda Stephens
Phone:323-563- 5932

Event Description

You are Cordially Invited to a National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Dinner Program! Download a flier here!
Speaker: Jean I James, MS, NP-C
Target Audience: Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists
Upon completion of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current recommendations for baseline testing, laboratory assessments, and evaluation for comorbid conditions for HIV-infected patients
  • Explain the current recommendations on when to initiate antiretroviral therapy and which agents are preferred as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the International AIDS Society-USA guidelines
  • Explain general management approaches for ongoing risk evaluation, laboratory assessments, and clinical considerations for comorbidities in the HIV patient
Continuing Education Credits: CME and CEU
Funding provided by HRSA Grant #5-H4A-HA-00066-00

Honolulu, Hawaii

Event Title

Island Roots

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
9:30am–1:00pm

Location

1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817

Sponsors

Life Foundation
www.lifefoundation.org

Contact

Zandria Lewis
Phone:808-521-2437 ext 252
zlewis@lifefoundation.org

Event Description

Island Roots is a free event for youth ages 14-24 to recognize National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and World Hepatitis Day on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 from 9:30 am—1:00 pm. The event hopes to engage Hawaii’s youth in the fight against AIDS and educate them on how to protect themselves from HIV and other STDs. Island Roots will feature KSSK DJ Sweetie Pacarro, a Slam Poetry workshop by Kealoha, lunch, prizes, and the "HIV in Hawaii" video presentation. Free HIV and Hep C testing will be available.

More information can be found on the website at: http://www.lifefoundation.org/pdf/IslandRoots_2010Flyer.pdf

Irvine, CA

Event Title

AIDS Walk Orange County

Date & Times

Saturday, May 22, 2010
7:00am–1:00pm

Location

Great Park
Irvine, CA

Sponsors

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
www.apaitonline.org

Contact

Elizabeth Mediano
(213) 553-1830

Event Description

Please join us at AIDS Walk Orange County as we reach out to the community! We'll be talking about the National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and have materials and resources available.

Kealakekua, Hawaii

Event Title

Healthy Choices for Asian & Pacific Islanders

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
8:30AM–10:30AM

Location

81-1041 Konaweana Rd.
Kealakekua, Hawaii, 96750

Sponsors

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation
www.hihaf.org

Contact

Bernie Haleamau
Phone:808-331-8177
hihaf@hihaf.org

Event Description

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is hosting a National A&PI Awareness Day Event at Ehu Nui- the Hawaiian Immersion School for over 50 6th through 12th grade students. Parents are welcome and prizes will be given out for student participation.

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Event Title

National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
9:00AM–4:00pm

Location

4357 RIce St, Suite 101
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, 96766

Sponsors

Malama-Pono Kauai Health Sevices
Collaborative of Santa Clara County
www.Malama-Pono.org

Contact

Bianka Tasaka & Jason Yaris
Phone:808-246-9577
bianka@malama-pono.org / jason@malama-pono.org

Event Description

Malama Pono commemorates National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Testing to all Asian & Pacific Islander communities at Malama-Pono Kauai Health Services! WE WILL BE PROVIDING 20-MIN HIV TESTING, HEP B & C SCREENING, HEP A & B VACCINATIONS, as well as STI Referals to the Department of Health! Complimentary refreshments as well as incentives for getting tested! Aloha come one come all. AOLE HILA HILA NO KA HANA ANA NO KE KAHI - NO SHAME IN TAKING CARE!

Los Angeles, CA

Event Title

A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day & Banyan Tree Project Testing Drive

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
12:00pm–8:00pm

Location

605 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Sponsors

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
www.apaitonline.org

Contact

Manny Padua or Jason Tran
Phone:(213) 533-1830

Event Description

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team in collaboration with the Know Now Program will be conducting an all day Testing Drive from 12 Noon to 8:00 pm to commemorate National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at the Los Angeles APAIT Offices. We will be showing the new Banyan Tree Project public service announcement.

Staff and coalition members will be available to speak to press about the new campaign and A&PI HIV data in Los Angeles.

New York, New York

Event Title

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1:00pm–4:00pm

Location

New York University School of Medicine
550 First Avenue - Smilow Seminar Room, New York, NY 10016

Co-Sponsors

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
APICHA
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health
Chinese American Planning Council
Family Health Project
Project CHARGE

Welcome

Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS
Director of Community Development, Center for the Study of Asian
American Health, NYU School of Medicine

Presentations

"An Update on HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities"
John J. Chin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College of the City University of New York

"Women, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS"
Sumon Chin, MPH
Director of HIV/AIDS Services, Chinese American Planning Council

Event Description

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Banyan Tree Project --a national campaign to fight HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in API communities—is the lead for this day.

According to the CDC, the number of APIs living with AIDS has climbed by more than 10 percent in each of the last 5 years. Sixty-seven percent of API men living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 are men who have had sex with other men. Eighty percent of API women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact.

Pahoa, Hawaii

Event Title

Big Island API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
12:30pm–2:00pm

Location

15-1397 Homestead Rd.
Pahoa, Hawaii, 96778

Sponsors

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundatio
Collaborative of Santa Clara County
www.hihaf.org

Contact

John Puig
Phone:808-982-8800
john@hihaf.org

Event Description

A presentation informing school children of HIV/AIDS will be given. Small door prizes will be awarded and brochures will also be handed out.

San Diego, CA

Event Title

Saving Face Can’t Make You Safe: Talk about HIV—For Me, For You, For Everyone

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:00pm–8:00pm

Location

Japanese Friendship Garden, 2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA, 92101

Sponsors

Family Health Centers of San Diego
Collaborative of Santa Clara County
www.fhcsd.org

Contact

Benjamin Ignalino
Phone:619-515-2446 x2928
benjamini@fhcsd.org

Event Description

On this day we hope to begin the cycle of breaking down the stigma and fear of HIV with the Asian and Pacific Islander community. This is a free event for the community. We will be serving light refreshments and food. A presentation on API data for San Diego and the country will be followed by an open forum discussion on the Asian and Pacific Islander community and HIV.

San Francisco, CA

Event Title

Press Conference

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
10:00am–11:00am

Location

730 Polk Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94109

Sponsors

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Collaborative of Santa Clara County
www.apiwellness.org / www.banyantreeproject.org

Contact

David Stupplebeen & Stephanie Goss
Phone:(415) 292-3400
das@apiwellness.org and stephanie@apiwellness.org

Event Description

May 19 is the 6th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as well as World Hepatitis Day. For Asians and Pacific Islanders, both HIV and Hep B are of growing concern, despite the prevailing myths and misconceptions. In San Francisco, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center’s Banyan Tree Project is hosting a press conference to raise awareness about the impact of HIV and Hep B on A&PI communities. Join us to learn the facts and find out what you can do to stop stigma in your community!

Press conference panelists include:

  • Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race: Ongina is an outspoken community leader living with HIV.
  • Dr. Tri Do: Dr. Do is an epidemiologist and researcher at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Do’s has expertise in HIV data in the A&PI community.
  • Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Speaker pro Tempore: Assemblywoman Ma represents California’s 12th Assembly District and is a leading voice in the A&PI community on Hepatitis B.

San Francisco, CA

Event Title

Join the Conversation

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:00pm–9:00pm

Location

The Galleria at SFDC / 101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA, 94109

Sponsors

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
www.apiwellness.org/bloom_event10.html

Contact

Sara Kunitake
Phone:(415) 292-3400 x 373
sara@apiwellness.org

Event Description

An evening of conversations with a remarkable community, benefiting Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and commemorating the 6th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Honorees:

  • James Kyson Lee, spokesperson for the Banyan Tree Project
  • Naina Khanna, Director of Policy and Communication at WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Disease)
  • Special appearance and performance by Ongina of RuPaul’s Drag Race

San Jose, CA

Event Title

TALK ABOUT HIV -- For You, For Me, For Everyone

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
11:00am–2:00pm

Location

San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA, 95128

Sponsors

Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS
Collaborative of Santa Clara County
http://www.apiwellness.org/sangam

Contact

Jane Dalugdugan
Phone:415-292-3420 Ext. 329
jane@apiwellness.org

Event Description

A community celebration, held at San Jose City College (west side of student center). Guests will include a San Jose City Council member. Student and community artists will perform. Free food, health information and on-site HIV testing will be available.

Springdale, Arkansas

Event Title

Marshall Islands Constitution Day Celebration

Date & Times

Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:00am–10:00pm

Location

922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR, 72764

Sponsors

Jones Center for Families
http://jonescenter.squarespace.com/calendar/

Contact

Alaya Bell
Phone:(479) 751-7417 ext. 862
abell@communityclinicnwa.org

Event Description

The Marshall Islands Constitution Day Celebration is a 3 day event where all the Marshallese from different states come together to compete in different types of sports (softball, volleyball, basketball, etc.). This is one of the Marshallese ways of celebrating. Other activities include the Health Fair Booths, where different vendors join or help to better educate the Marshallese community. Banyan Tree Project materials will be available.

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

Event Title

NAPI Rapid Test Day

Date & Times

Wednesday-Thursday, May 19-20, 2010
8:30am–7:00pm

Location

1935 Main St
Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793

Sponsors

Maui AIDS Foundation
www.MauiAids.org

Contact

The Prevention Team
Phone:808.242.4900
johnh@mauiaids.org

Event Description

Any National Asian Pacific Islander who books an appointment and comes in for a Rapid HIV Test on May 19th and 20th will receive a gift card. Gift cards range from $5 Walmart cards to $25 gas cards. The cards are randomly chosen when you finish your test. We have day and evening appointments available. Spaces are limited to 20 appointments, so book early and receive a gift just for testing !!!!!!

Weno, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Event Title

HIV/AIDS Community Education Awareness

Date & Times

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
9:00am–4:00pm

Location

CWC P.O. Box 546
Weno, Chuuk, 96942

Sponsors

CWC HIV/AIDS Program
www.cwcfiinchuuk.org

Contact

Chrisina "Kiki" Stinnett
Phone:(691) 330-5263
cwcfiinchuuk@yahoo.com

Event Description

Chuuk Women's Council will be holding an HIV/AIDS Community Education and Awareness Event to commemorate the 6th National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

  • Opening ceremony featuring local leadership to introduce the project and HIV/AIDS programs in Chuuk
  • Community members will share their experiences with HIV/AIDS and living with family members who are living with HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS program staff will share HIV prevention methods and give an overview of programs available on the island
  • Educate and increase awareness in the community to decrease HIV-related stigma
  • Questions and answers session

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