Events

Events for 2011

Arlington, VA | Atlanta, GA | Boston, MA | Dallas, TX | Daly City, CA | Eugene, OR | Lihue, HI | Long Beach, CA | Los Angeles, CA | Hilo, HI | Honolulu, HI | National City, CA | Panama City, FL | Philadelphia, PA | Portland, OR | San Francisco, CA | San Diego, CA | San Jose, CA | Springfield, MO | St. Paul, MN | Wailuku, HI | Weno, Chuuk

USA Map Arlington, VA Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Dallas, TX Daly City, CA Eugene, OR Hilo, HI Honolulu, HI Lihue, HI Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA National City, CA Panama City, FL Philadelphia, PA Portland, OR San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Springfield, MO St. Paul, MN Wailuku, HI Weno, Chuuk State

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.

Check out our events from 2010

Arlington, VA

Event Name:

VOICES 2011 Conference

Event Date & Time:

May 16-May 17, 2011

Location:

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Website:

http://www.apiahf.org/press-room/voices-2011-conference

Event Description:

Event Description: Lance Toma, Executive Director of Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco will lead the conference attendees through recognition of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Banyan Tree Project 2011 PSA will be shown as well.

Register for the conference here:
http://www.apiahf.org/press-room/voices-2011-conference

Atlanta, GA

Event Name:

No New Cases: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
5:45pm - 8:00pm

Location:

3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS)

Website:

http://goo.gl/yV7p6 or www.icpacs.org

Contact Name:

Diana Lee
(770) 936-0969
diana.lee@cpacs.org

Event Description:

Get the facts about HIV/AIDS in the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community! Come for food, knowledge, education, conversation, testimonials, give-aways, and more!

Boston, MA

Event Name:

MAP Can Cook!

Event Date & Time:

May 20, 2011
6:00-10:00pm

Location:

Calderwood Pavilion
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02115

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Massachusetts Asian + Pacific Islanders for Health

Website:

http://www.tinyurl.com/mapforhealth

Contact Name:

Jacob Smith-Yang
(617) 426-6755
MAP@maphealth.org

Event Description:

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of MAP for Health with its fabulous new MAP Can Cook event!

MAP for Health is a Massachusetts, non-profit, Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander community-based organization that works for fairness, equality, and inclusion for these communities in health care planning, disease prevention, primary care access, and service delivery.

This event is a fundraiser for MAP's work, but it is also a "friendraiser" to engage community members and build a base of supporters for our mission.

The centerpiece of the event will be Iron Chef-style cooking competition by two teams of MAP's Asian Pride Youth Participants, led by surprise guest Asian American community youth leaders. The dishes prepared in the competition will be sampled and judged that evening.

The evening will also feature Asian appetizers, beer & wine, and dancing.

MAP will present its S.H. Chua community recognition awards to 2 fierce and fabulous women, photographer Anh Ðào Kolbe and Karen Young & the Genki Spark Asian American Women's Performance Troupe.

The Genki Spark and MAP's Asian Pride youth group will be featured entertainment.

Tickets are $50 per person through May 2; $75 per person from May 3 to the evening of the event, at-the-door. Tickets can be purchased at http://mapcancook.eventbrite.com/

Please join us to celebrate 15 years of MAP for Health!

For more info, contact MAP@maphealth.org, (617) 426-6755.

Dallas, TX

Event Name:

Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location:

400 S. Zang Blvd., Suite 520
Dallas, TX 75208

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

UT Southwestern Community Prevention Intervention Unit

Website:

www.utsouthwestern.edu

Contact Name:

Cora Giddens
214.645.7316
cora.giddens@utsouthwestern.edu

Event Description:

Testing Drive Commemorating May 19th

Daly City, CA

Event Name:

Daly City Fun, Health & Safety Fair

Event Date & Time:

Saturday, April 30, 2011
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location:

Serramonte Mall, 3 Serramonte Drive
Daly City, CA 94105

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Website:

www.apiwellness.org
www.banyantreeproject.org

Contact Name:

David Stupplebeen
(415) 292-3400 x 361
das@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

Join Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and the Banyan Tree Project at Serramonte Mall for the Daly City Fun, Health & Safety Fair. We'll be giving away HIV related information, Banyan Tree Project swag, safer sex kits, and more!

Eugene, OR

Event Name:

National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Free HIV Testing

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:

HIV Alliance
1966 Garden Ave
Eugene, OR 97405

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

HIV Alliance

Website:

hivalliance.org

Contact Name:

Ronan Kelly
541-342-5088 ext. 109
rkelly@hivalliance.org

Event Description:

In honor of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, HIV Alliance will be offering free HIV testing. Tests are done by oral swab, and results are available in 20 minutes. Testing can be anonymous or confidential, and includes voluntary risk-reduction counseling.

Hilo, HI

Event Name:

API Day Poster Contest in East Hawaii

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2011

Location:

Native Hawaiian FM 95.9
Hilo, HI 96720

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation

Website:

www.hihaf.org

Contact Name:

John Puig
808-328-8800
john@hihaf.org

Event Description:

Students at East Hawaii Island High Schools and Hawaiian Immersion Schools have been invited to participate in a poster contest about HIV awareness in the API community. A local radio celebrity will announce the poster contest winners on his show on Native Hawaiian FM and talk about the significance of API day. We hope to get video clips of the event to share with everyone.

Honolulu, HI

Event Name:

Island Roots

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
5:00PM-8:00PM

Location:

1141 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Life Foundation

Website:

www.lifefoundation.org

Contact Name:

Monoiki Ah Nee
808-521-2437 Contact
mono@lifefoundation.org

Event Description:

Download the flyer

Event Description: A Happy Hour event to commemorate Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness in Honolulu, Hawai`i. Come join us and enjoy some casual conversation, some pupu, some music and the vocal styling of Starr Kalahiki.

Download the flyer

Lihue, HI

Event Name:

API Day Poster Contest in East Hawaii

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
8:30-4:30 pm

Location:

4357 Rice St. Ste. 101
Lihue, HI 96766

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Malama Pono Health Services

Website:

www.malama-pono.org

Contact Name:

Faith Harding
Bianka Tasaka
808-246-9577
faith@malama-pono.org

Event Description:

Malama Pono Kaua'i's only HIV/AIDS service organization, will be hosting an open house at their office on Rice Street.

We are joining communities around the country to raise awareness and educate our community about the serious issues with HIV/AIDS including stigma, shame and discrimination.

Many islanders know little about how HIV is transmitted nor how to protect themselves from getting HIV and other STDs or even how to care for loved ones who are infected.  Malama Pono's Health Services is here to bridge these gaps and assure strict confidentiality.

Activities:
  • Free HIV and Hepatitis B/C Testing at Malama Pono's Office on Rice St
  • Free giveaways from The Banyan Tree Project!

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Bianka Tasaka at 246-9577 or www.malama-pono.org

Los Angeles, CA

Event Name:

Banyan Tree Testing Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
10:00am-6:00pm

Location:

605 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team

Website:

www.apaitonline.org

Contact Name:

Manny Padua
213-553-1839
mannyp@apaitonline.org

Event Description:

Event Description: APAIT will be honoring National HIV/AIDS Awarneness Day by offering HIV Testing. Come one, come all!

Long Beach, CA

Event Name:

Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride

Event Date & Time:

May 22, 2011
7:30am-12:00pm

Location:

2101 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team

Website:

www.apaitonline.org

Contact Name:

Noel Alumit
213-572-1174
noela@apaitonliine.org

Event Description:

Join us for coffee, pastries, and Vietnamese sandwiches! We'll be meeting at 7:30am at Hot Java Cafe, then go off to march in the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade.

National City, CA

Event Name:

National API HIV Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

5/19/11
2:30-5:00pm

Location:

2841 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Sponsor Organization or Agency: Operation Samahan

Website:

www.y2ycenter.org

Contact Name:

Micha Suarez
6194774451
mcsuarez@operationsamahan.org

Event Description:

We will be handing out flyers in front of our National City Clinic to Sweetwater High School students, patients and community members waiting for the bus to inform them that May 19th is National API HIV Awareness Day and encourage them to go to the Youth 2 Youth Center for information, free food and free HIV testing. We will provide Oraquick testing to all the people we can serve that day until 5pm and schedule appointments for those that do not get served. Incentives requested from the Banyan Tree Project will be provided to people who receive an HIV test.

Panama City, FL

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Location:

597 W 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Bay County Health Department

Website:

http://www.baycountyhealth.org

Contact Name:

Sherrie Serpas
850 872-4720 x1183
sherrie_serpas@doh.state.fl.us

Event Description:

We are going to have free HIV Rapid testing and Hepatitis A, B and C screenings, a table with Banyan Tree Project and CDC Fact Sheets.

Portland, OR

Event Name:

Asian Pacific Islander Pride - API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Gathering

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
5:00-9:00pm

Location:

1135 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian Pacific Islander Pride

Website:

http://api-pride.blogspot.com/

Contact Name:

Dennis Lo
(503) 877-9379
api.pride@gmail.com

Event Description:

API Pride will be commemorating API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at our monthly happy hour gathering. We will be discussing issues relevant to our communities such as stigma, need for improved access to and awareness of treatment and prevention, and lack of demographic data around transmission. We will have information pamphlets to hand out. Come and enjoy good food, drink and a healthful discussion!

API Pride is a Not-For-Profit organization registered with the state of Oregon. We are a group led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in Oregon. We provide safe and supportive environments and opportunities to celebrate, educate and bring our communities together. For questions or concerns, please contact us!

Philadelphia, PA

Event Name:

ASIAC Open House

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
9:00-5:00 pm

Location:

340 N 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

ASIAC

Website:

www.asiac.org

Contact Name:

Cyndi Gutierrez
(215) 629-2300 x 123
testing@asiac.org

Event Description:

ASIAC is hosting an Open House in Recognition of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Free Confidential HIV and STD Testing.

San Diego, CA

Event Name:

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
7: 00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location:

Japanese Friendship Garden
2125 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Family Health Centers of San Diego

Website:

www.fhcsd.org

Contact Name:

Benjamin Ignalino
619-515-2446 x 2928
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 Name:

Saving face can't make you safe: HIV and A&PI women

Event Date & Time:

5/17/2011
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location:

Koret Auditorium San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Website or link to list:

http://www.apiwellness.org/

Contact:

Stephanie Goss
415-292-3420 ext. 330
stephanie@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

This press conference/panel discussion focusing on the alarming rise in HIV infections among young A&PI women. Recent analysis of CDC data indicates A&PIs have the highest rate of increase in new HIV infections in the nation--the only statistically significant increase among any racial or ethnic group. Despite this, the misconception that A&PIs are not at risk, or at "low risk" for HIV infection persists--even among health care providers who discourage A&PIs from getting tested. A&PIs are the least likely ethnic group to get tested; over two-thirds of A&PIs have never taken an HIV test.

HIV affects A&PI women as well, whose HIV incidence rate is actually higher than that of A&PI men. A number of factors contribute to the rise in HIV infections among women, including a lack of targeted HIV prevention information for women, unequal power dynamics in sexual relationships, and the fact that a woman's HIV risk is often indirect. A woman's HIV risk is her partner's HIV risk and 86% of A&PI women living with HIV got it through heterosexual sex.

The press conference will feature Dr. Hyeouk Chris Hahm, a leading researcher on A&PI women's health from Boston University; Naina Khanna, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; and Jaimie Callahan, an HIV community advocate from Gregory House Programs in Honolulu, HI. Naina and Jaimie will share their personal stories as A&PI women living with HIV.

The panel will be moderated by Priyanka Singha, the 2009-2010 Miss India USA and co-host of the popular Sony Entertainment Television talk show, Andaaz.

You can watch the live video stream for the event at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/banyan-tree-project

Submit your questions to our panelists during the event! Follow @BTPMay19 on Twitter and use #May19.

San Francisco, CA

Event Name:

BLOOM: Show Face

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
6-9PM

Location:

Galleria at San Francisco Design Center
101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Website or link to list:

http://www.apiwellness.org/bloom_event11.html

Contact:

Saurabh Bajaj
(415) 292-3420 x 375
saurabh@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

Event Description: Show face for our incredible community! The evening benefits A&PIs in need of HIV and primary care services, and commemorates the 7th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Honorees: Jeff and Sandy Mori
Exemplary and standout San Francisco couple, community leaders and tireless advocates for the Asian and Pacific Islander community

Special Guests: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the Rice Rockettes, Michael Nguyen, and hosted by the one and only Tita Aida!

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.apiwellness.org/bloom_event11.html

San Jose, CA

Event Name:

Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Fair

Event Date & Time:

May 9, 2011
12:00PM-2:00PM

Location:

Evergreen Valley College
Gullo II
3095 Yerba Buena Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Asian & Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Collaborative of Santa Clara County

Website or link to list:

http://hiv.aaci.org/category/events/

Contact:

Jane Dalugdugan
415-292-3420 x 329
jane@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

Event Description: Asian & Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Collaborative of Santa Clara County (AHAC) has hosted annual events at major colleges and universities in the greater San Jose area commemorating National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 19th.

This year, we're hosting an event at Evergreen Valley College in South San Jose! There will be FREE music, food, a raffle, and plenty of information about HIV/AIDS. Plenty of interactive activities + prizes!

  • FREE HIV testing throughout the event
  • Those that get tested are eligible to win a FREE gift card!
  • It's completely confidential, private, and testing only takes 20 minutes

Come on out to get tested, get informed, and have fun!

Springfield, MO

Event Name:

Island Style BBQ: National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

Saturday, May 14, 2011
4-8 PM

Location:

Phelps Grove Park
South Virginia Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

AIDS Project of the Ozarks and Life 360 International Church

Website or link to list:

http://www.aidsprojectoftheozarks.org/events/

Contact:

Chelsea Preaus
417.881.1900 or 800.743.5767 (toll free)
apomarsha@gmail.com

Event Description:

This Island Style BBQ will be a relaxed environment and place for family fun with Volleyball, Cultural Dancing & Music, Kids Games and Gift Card Drawings. The meat will be provided...and we ask that each person bring a favorite cultural side dish!

St. Paul, MN

Event Name:

National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Exhibit

Event Date & Time:

5/19/11
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location:

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Minnesota Department of Health

Website or link to list:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/hiv

Contact:

Roy Nelson
651-201-4027
roy.nelson@state.mn.us

Event Description:

Event Description: On behalf of National Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, fact sheets, calendar of events, posters and novelties will be available free of charge. Lobby area is open to the general public. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027 or e-mail at: roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

St. Paul, MN

Event Name:

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration

Event Date & Time:

May 26, 2011
5:00-8:00pm

Location:

179 Robie St. E
St. Paul Event, MN 55107

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Neighborhood House

Website or link to list:

http://www.neighb.org

Contact:

Wa Yang
651-789-2559
wyang@neighb.org

Event Description:

The purpose of the celebration is to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month, in addition to National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (May 19th), and assessing the needs of program participants. The celebration will include a program, resource information about Neighborhood House services, a short assessment of participant needs, light appetizers, and door prizes. Free and open to the public.

Wailuku, HI

Event Name:

Grab Bag n Test

Event Date & Time:

5/19/11
8:30am-7:30 pm

Location:

1935 Main St
Wailuku, HI 96753

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Maui AIDS Foundation (Prevention Dept)

Website or link to list:

http://www.mauiaids.org

Contact:

John Herberger
(808) 242-4900
johnh@mauiaids.org

Event Description:

Stop by for education, condoms and more. If you decide to take a Rapid, Oral, 20 min HIV Test, you'll get to draw from our grab bag which includes $20 Chevron Cards!!!

Weno, Chuuk

Event Name:

Banyan Tree "Women's Health Week"

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2011
9:00-4:00 pm

Location:

Chuuk Youth Center
Weno, Chuuk State FM 96942

Sponsor Organization or Agency:

Chuuk Women

Website or link to list:

http://www.cwcfiinchuuk.org

Contact:

Kiki Stinnett
(691) 330-8396 or (691) 930-4232
cwcfiinchuuk@yahoo.com

Event Description:

May 19th Testing for HIV/STD & TB, Awareness - Spot Talk, Survey and workshop.

May 18th (20) CWC participants - Topic "Understanding the important of Testing"

May 20th Testing for HIV/STD in school youth at the Chuuk High School.

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