Event on World AIDS Day
SEEDS of Healing (SOH) will host the 2nd Annual Red Ribbon Event on December 1st at the Cameron Art Museum. SOH will be collaborating with the Frank Harr Foundation presenting 20 plus blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt throughout various locations in Wilmington, NC for a 2 week period. In recognition of World AIDS Day, this event will bring awareness of the ongoing epidemic and its impact on marginalized populations and our community at large, and help remove the associated stigma of HIV/AIDS.
The Red Ribbon Event resonates our community collaborative message to “ThinkRedILM”. Wilmington, NC (ILM) is in southeast NC and amongst the nation’s area of increasing rates for new HIV infections and number of persons living with HIV.
Historically it is known that this region deals with barriers for HIV prevention and treatment due to stigma, misperceptions and misconceptions surrounding HIV. Over the past 3 years, SOH has worked diligently to spread HIV Awareness and promote wellness in the region through multiple community collaborations. The Red Ribbon Event will levitate and celebrate our commitment to building long term partnerships to address the HIV epidemic.
Individual tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased at our
Meet our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry is Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and author of “My determination is to live”: Narratives of African-American Women Who Have Lived with HIV for 10 or More Years. Dr. Cherry’s primary research interests are community-based and the majority of her work as a practitioner and educator have focused on addressing health disparities - including HIV - by increasing access to care; conducting research alongside communities impacted by health disparities; and designing, implementing, and evaluating community health programs.
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