Events

EVENTS FOR 2012

Atlanta, GA | Berkeley, CA | Boston, MA | Chicago, IL | Dallas, TX | Daly City, CA | Jacksonville, FL | Kea`au, HI | Kealakekua, HI | Lihue, Kaua`i, HI | Los Angeles, CA | Mangilao, Guam | New York, NY | Philadelphia, PA | San Francisco, CA | San Jose, CA | Seattle, WA | St. Paul, MN | Upper Tumon, Guam | Waikiki, Honolulu, HI | Wailuku, Maui, HI | Weno, Chuuk
USA Map Atlanta, GA Berkeley, CA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Daly City, CA Jacksonville, FL Keaau, HI Kealakekua, HI Lihue, Kauai, HI Los Angeles, CA Mangilao, Guam New York, NY Philadelphia, PA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Seattle, WA St. Paul, MN Upper Tumon, Guam Waikiki, Honolulu, HI Wailuku, Maui, HI Weno, Chuuk

Are you planning to hold a National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on or around May 19? Check out our past events from 2010 and 2011 to get ideas. Please register your event here and we will list on our 2012 Events page!

Atlanta, GA

Event Name:

Free HIV Testing

Event Date & Time:

May 1 through May 31, 2012
9:00 am–5:00 pm

Location:

3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

Sponsor Organization:

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

Website:

http://www.icpacs.org

Contact:

Diana Lee
770-936-0969 x 147
diana.lee@cpacs.org

Event Description:

Free HIV testing! Receive free HIV testing and individualized risk reduction counseling. Get tested and know your status. Call 770-936-0969 to schedule an appointment, ask for "Service #9". All people of all backgrounds are welcome.

Berkeley, CA

Event Name:

National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012
11:00 am–2:00 pm

Location:

2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Sponsor Organization:

Berkeley Builds Capacity

Website:

www.uhs.berkeley.edu/hivgrant

Contact:

Nevin Rao
(510) 643-9061
ngrao@uhs.berkeley.edu

Event Description:

In honor of National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Berkeley Builds Capacity is hosting a testing day from 11am–2pm at the Tang Center. Come on out and get tested!

Boston, MA

Event Name:

Saving Face Can't Make You Safe: Cultural Competency, HIV/AIDS, and Service Delivery to Asian and Pacific Islanders

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012
2:00 pm–4:30 pm

Location:

322 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Sponsor Organization:

MAP for Health, New England AIDS Education Training Center Minority AIDS Initiative

Website:

http://www.neaetc.org/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2012/05/18/2831/-/cultural-competency-hivaids-and-service-delivery-to-asian-and-pacific-islanders

Contact:

Taro O'Sullivan
(617) 426-6755
taro@maphealth.org

Event Description:

Join us for this training tailored for health service providers and professionals working with Asian and Pacific Islander communities!

  • Examine stigma affecting API health, especially with issues of HIV/AIDS. Understand cultural barriers to testing and screening.
  • Discuss the mental health needs of API youth in the Boston area.
  • Learn about the Banyan Tree Project, a national campaign mobilization and social marketing campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities.
  • Commemorate National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, May 19th.

Chicago, IL

Event Name:

HIV Health Fair

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Location:

Vietnamese Association of Illinois
5110 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Sponsor Organization:

Uniting America, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Lambda Legal
Asian Health Coalition

Website:

http://www.icirr.org/

Contact:

TMaher Alhaj
malhaj@icirr.org

Event Description:

HIV Health Fair featuring different community partners, workshops and HIV testing.

Dallas, TX

Event Name:

Free Testing and Counseling

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Location:

UT Southwestern Medical Center
400 S. Zang Blvd.  Suite 520
Dallas, TX 75208

Sponsor Organization:

AUT Southwestern

Website:

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/school-of-health-professions/programs/outreach-programs/CPIU/cpiu-hiv-testing.html

Contact:

Cora E. Giddens
(214) 645-7316
Cora.Giddens@UTSouthwestern.edu

Event Description:

Know Your Status, Test For FREE

Daly City, CA

Event Name:

Daly City Fun, Health & Safety Fair

Event Date & Time:

May 5, 2012
1:00–4:00 pm

Location:

Serramonte Shopping Center
3 Serramonte Center
Daly City, CA 94015

Sponsor Organization:

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Website:

http://www.apiwellness.org/

Contact:

David Stupplebeen or Ben Cabangun
(415) 292-3400
das@apiwellness.org or ben@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

Join A&PI Wellness Center at the Daly City Fun, Health & Safety Fair for HIV testing and education as part of the organization’s National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day commemoration. Staff from the Banyan Tree Project will be on hand and showing video stories from the community and giving out Banyan Tree Project posters, tote bags and more! Free HIV testing will be available, with results in 15 minutes!

Jacksonville, FL

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Location:

120 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Sponsor Organization:

Duval County Health Department

Website:

www.dchd.net

Contact:

Gloria E. McNair
(904) 253-1172
Gloria_McNair@doh.state.fl.us

Event Description:

Fact Sheets regarding HIV/AIDS as it relates to the Asian & Pacific Islander community will be distributed. Free rapid HIV testing will be offered and made available. Activities/games that encourage risk reduction are planned. Free condoms and give-a-ways (incentive items) will also be available.

Kea`au, HI 96749

Event Name:

Raising Awareness in the API Community

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012
7:00–11:00

Location:

16-204 Melekahiwa Place
Kea`au, HI 96749

Sponsor Organization:

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation (EAST)

Website:

www.hihaf.org

Contact:

John Pug
(808) 982-8800
John@hihaf.org

Event Description:

We will be wearing our Asian & Pacific Islander T-Shirts distributing promotional materials such as pens and tote bags at prominent locations throughout Hilo Town and Educating the general public about API day. We will also distribute contact information for our testing offices.

Kealakekua, HI

Event Name:

API Awareness Day Student Video Event

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2012

Location:

Konawaena High School
Kealakekua, Hawaii, HI 96750

Sponsor Organization:

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation

Website:

www.hihaf.org

Contact:

Teri Hollowell
(808) 331-8177
teri@hihaf.org

Event Description:

HIHAF staff worked with 3 senior health classes to create short videos about safe sex, condom use and API Awareness day. Messages are incorporated in the students' native languages and even include bloopers! HIHAF will have the video shorts available for viewing on the HIHAF Facebook page & YouTube. Students will be able to incorporate this API project into their job resumes senior project as well. Special prizes were awarded to those who worked to produce and edit these great videos!

Lihue, Kaua`i, HI

Event Name:

Pacific Awareness with Condom Sense

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
9:00 pm–Closing

Location:

Rob's Good Times Grill
4303 Rice Street
Rice Shopping Center
Lihue, Kaua`i, HI 96766

Website:

http://www.malama-pono.org/

Contact:

Faith Harding
(808) 246-9577
Faith@malama-pono.org

Event Description:

An evening of HIV and testing information, condoms, giveaways and more!

Los Angeles, CA

Event Name:

Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Youth Health

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Location:

555 Westwood Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Sponsor Organization:

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

Website:

www.apaitonline.org

Contact:

Noel Alumit
(213) 572-1174
noela@apaitonline.org

Event Description:

APAIT Center will have a booth educating participants about the Banyan Tree Project.

Mangilao, Guam

Event Name:

Prutehi Hao. Know Your Status.

Event Date & Time:

May 18,2012
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Location:

123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304

Sponsor Organization:

Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

Website:

www.prutehihao.org

Contact:

Bernadette P. Schumann
(671) 735-3604
bernadette.schumann@dphss.guam.gov

Event Description:

HIV testing will be free all day at both the Prutehi Hao HIV and STD test sites located in Central Public Health and Northern Public Health.

Stories from Banyan Tree Project’s Taking Root will be viewed all day at the testing sites.

Radio and media appearances will promote the Banyan Tree Project. Social media will be used to employ community outreach and awareness through Prutehi Hao Facebook Page.

New York, NY

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
10 am–6 pm

Location:

400 Broadway (entrance at 70 Walker St.)
New York, NY 10013

Sponsor Organization:

APICHA (Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS)

Website:

www.apicha.org

Contact:

Joey Akima
646-744-0988
jakima@apicha.org

Event Description:

The rate of HIV infection is still rising within the Asian & Pacific Islander community in the U.S. However, only two-thirds of Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders have been tested for HIV—the lowest HIV testing rates among all races and ethnicities. Join APICHA and other organizations across the country in the fight against HIV by commemorating National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19th. APICHA will be open on Saturday, May 19th - offering free HIV testing and STD screening. Come in, get tested, and make sure everyone you know and care about takes advantage of this important occasion.

MORE ABOUT APICHA:
APICHA has proudly served the community for 23 years. We are the first and only Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ Health Center. Using a Patient-Centered Medical Home service delivery model, APICHA's services include HIV prevention for: Adult and Youth Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM), Women and Youth, and Counseling and Testing Referral (CTR). In addition to these HIV prevention services, APICHA provides culturally-sensitive comprehensive medical services including HIV Early Intervention Services, preventive and mental health, and other supportive services, particularly for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, people of color and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The groundbreaking APICHA Transgender Clinic provides comprehensive medical services including the initiation and maintenance of hormone therapy along with mental and social support services designed to accommodate the distinct needs of transgender individuals with particular focus on communities of color. Throughout its existence and evolution, APICHA has advocated for and provided the finest range of medical care services to the LGBT community who routinely encounter discrimination and stigma in traditional health care settings.

Since the 2009 expansion of its primary care services it became apparent that the agency had to develop an integrated program that could appropriately address the unique healthcare requirements of transgender patients.

Philadelphia, PA

Event Name:

Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
11:00 am–4:00 pm

Location:

Franklin Square at 6th and Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sponsor Organization:

ASIAC / Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia

Website:

www.asiac.org

Contact:

Cyndi Gutierrez
(215) 629-2300
events@asiac.org

Event Description:

Information table / outreach at Cultural Festival representing various ethnic Asian Community such as Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian Subcontinent, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese...and many more.

Philadelphia, PA

Event Name:

Dim Sum with a Dash of Conscience

Event Date & Time:

May 20, 2012
11:30 am–2:30 pm

Location:

1026 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sponsor Organization:

ASIAC / Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia

Website:

www.asiac.org/events

Contact:

Cyndi Gutierrez
(215) 629-2300
events@asiac.org

Event Description:

ASIAC presents The Banyan Tree Project Philadelphia in recognition of A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness day 2012. A fundraiser to benefit the community based programs of ASIAC.

Philadelphia, PA

Event Name:

Free HIV Counseling and Testing—Extended Hours

Event Date & Time:

May 23, 2012 Event
9:00 am–7:00 pm

Location:

112 North Broad Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Sponsor Organization:

The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC)

Website:

www.tpaconline.org

Contact:

Mara Rodrigo
(215) 988-9970
margarita@tpaconline.org

Event Description:

The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium is offering extended hours for counseling and testing on May 23rd, in honor of Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day. All counseling and testing sessions are free and can be confidential or anonymous. No appointment necessary!

San Jose, CA

Event Name:

AAPI Heritage Month Celebration and National API HIV Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 10th, 2012
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Location:

Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
Gullo 2 Building
San Jose, CA 95135

Sponsor Organization:

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

Website:

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

Contact:

Ethan Giang
408-975-2730 ext 380
ethan.giang@aaci.org

Event Description:

In the past, AHAC has hosted the National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day May 19th events throughout Santa Clara County, primarily focusing at college campuses to reach A&PI youth including De Anza, Evergreen Valley, San Jose City, and San Jose State University to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS education, prevention and testing and the impact of HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

Building on the success of last year's May 19th event, AHAC will once again collaborate with Evergreen Valley Community College’s ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) Program to provide HIV/AIDS education, substance use, mental health, and rapid HIV testing. The event is designed to encourage HIV testing, increase visibility of HIV/AIDS and sexual health-related services, and promote discussions about HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.

San Francisco, CA

Event Name:

Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Communities

Event Date & Time:

May 3, 2012
6:00–9:00 pm

Location:

The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia Street (between 16th & 17th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Sponsor Organization:

Banyan Tree Project and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Website:

http://www.apiwellness.org/

Contact:

David Stupplebeen
(415) 292-3400 x 361

Event Description:

Witness real-life stories from Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders affected by HIV. Connecting friends, family, service providers and the community through storytelling.

Join us for a screening of powerful digital stories, food, and performances commemorating the 8th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

About Taking Root: It's been said that it takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. "Taking Root" is grounded in the power of the individual story, but its territory extends beyond the individual. We are a multitude of voices: there is no singular Asian American or Pacific Islander experience, and the face of HIV is as diverse as the people affected by it. Through the connections forged by these individual experiences, we are able to tell a story about the ways we are affected by HIV. Together, these stories heal and it is through the telling and witnessing of them that we learn to overcome our silence and shame. As "Taking Root" grows, it will eventually include stories from AA and NHPI communities across the US and the six US-affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions.

Digital storytelling is a form of short narrative told in the first person and enhanced by sound, video, and symbolic imagery.  These are true stories from AAs and NHPIs recounting the ways in which HIV has affected and altered their lives. The stories were developed during an intensive 3-day workshop facilitated by Center for Digital Storytelling where participants were trained to produce their own story, from developing their own narrative and producing a voiceover, to using audiovisual and editing equipment to create the final video. "Taking Root" stories will be promoted at community events nationwide and online through our social networks and partners.

Presented by The Banyan Tree Project and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

In partnership with: 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & PoliticsAsian American Recovery ServicesAsian Pacific Islander American Health ForumCenter for Digital StorytellingCommunity Health for Asian AmericansGay Asian Pacific AllianceHui Tama NuiNative American AIDS ProjectNative American Health CenterThe Oakland Asian Cultural CenterOLO: One Love OceaniaPacific Health ClubSan Francisco Department of Public HealthTrikoneWORLD: Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening DiseaseUTOPIA

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Seattle, WA

Event Name:

2012 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 25, 2012
6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Location:

New Hong Kong Restaurant
900 South Jackson St # 203
Seattle, WA 98104

Sponsor Organization:

Lifelong AIDS Alliance, HIV Vaccine Trials Unit

Website:

www.llaa.org

Contact:

Amanda Crutchley
(206) 957-1615
amandac@llaa.org

Event Description:

An evening to celebrate health awareness with the API community. Live performances, guest speakers, informational tables and raffles, and family style Chinese dinner provided. Please RSVP with Amanda Crutchley at amandac@llaa.org or (206) 957-1615.

St. Paul, MN

Event Name:

National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Exhibit

Event Date & Time:

May 14-18, 2012
8:00 am–4:00 pm

Location:

625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Sponsor Organization:

Minnesota Department of Health

Website:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/napihad/index.html

Contact:

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

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:

National Asian and Pacific Islanders HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Location:

179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107

Sponsor Organizations:

Neighborhood House, Minnesota Prevention Resource Center, Annex Teen Clinic, Planned Parenthood, Asian Media Access

Website:

http://www.facebook.com/events/343118792410865/

Contact:

Nancy Vang
651-334-9317
nancyhvang@gmail.com

Event Description:

Health Professionals in the Twin cities of Minnesota is hosting an event to bring HIV/AIDS awareness to the Asian and Pacific Islanders. We are providing free HIV testing, entertainment, door prizes, snacks, face painting and a special HIV positive guest speaker to the event.

Upper Tumon, Guam

Event Name:

A&PI Rally and Pledge Signing

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Location:

Suite 205
Dos Amantes Plaza
Upper Tumon, Guam 96929

Sponsor Organization:

Guam's Alternative Lifestyle Association (GALA)

Contact:

Philip Villanueva
(671) 969.5483
philiprv@gmail.com

Event Description:

We will be having a wave outside of our office (adjacent to main road) for an hour to promote the event and to get tested/know your status. We will then gather in our office after where each individual will be given a pledge. We will then as a group recite and make the A&PI pledge.

Refreshments will be provided after the pledge signing, with the BTP PSA's playing on our television.

Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Event Name:

Island Roots 2012

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
2:30 pm–6:30 pm

Location:

Hula's Bar Grill & Lei Stand
134 Kapahulu Avenue
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI 96815

Sponsor Organization:

Life Foundation

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/284565751634149/

Contact:

Monoiki Ah Nee
(808) 381-3899 or (808) 853-3258
islandrootshawaii@gmail.com

Event Description:

Island Roots is Hawaii's commemoration of Banyan Tree Project, National Asian/Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Island Roots is a free event that will be held at Hula's Bar Grill and Lei Stand from 2:30–6:30PM. There will be fantastic musical entertainment... Free pupus... And giveaways, for days! Life Foundation is sponsoring this event.

Wailuku, Maui, HI

Event Name:

The Week "To Know"

Event Date & Time:

May 19 through May 26, 2012
9:00 am–4:00 pm

Location:

1935 Main Street
Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

Sponsor Organization:

Maui AIDS Foundation

Website:

www.mauiaids.org

Contact:

Prevention Team
(808) 242-4900
johnh@mauiaids.org

Event Description:

This is a week to ask questions, get answers and know your status. Prevention workers will be out at various venues promoting testing to API populations. Those who confidentially test during the week will be entered into a raffle to win one of two gas cards.

Weno, Chuuk

Event Name:

Banyan Tree Stigma Skit: Impact of Stigma

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2012
9 am–12 noon

Location:

P.O. Box 546 Chuuk FSM 96942
Weno, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, 96942

Sponsor Organization:

Chuuk Women Council

Website:

http://www.cwcfiinchuuk.org/index.html
cwc@fsm.com

Contact:

Kiki Christina Stinnett
691-330-7872
cwc@yahoo.com

Event Description:

CWC together with Public Health HIV/AIDS Program will provide HIV/AIDS Stigma session and skit to group of 80 women representing womens’ group in the community. The skit will be on a positive individual that received multiple stigmas in the community and in the hospital. The skit will detail the emotional impact of stigma to people living with HIV.

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