by: Dino Thompson-Sarmiento fullsizerender-1

Equality Foundation of Georgia and our community partners, I invite you to join us at our World AIDS Day 2016 art-as-advocacy eventLiving With, coming up on 12/1/2016 at Gallery 874. We are inviting a selection of illustrious Atlanta chefs to each prepare one signature, “small plate” from your business for our 200 guests. This contribution will help us bring food artistry into an event that showcases multiple other types of artistic expression around a theme that is often overlooked when we talk about HIV: Living.

About the exhibit 

Living With will be an opportunity for our community towalk into and explore the life stories of HIV+ young people in today’s Atlanta. This two-day exhibit will feature warehouse full of multi-sensory, 4-dimensionalinstallations that tell the intimate and complex stories oflife with HIV. These Living Spaces are moderninterpretations of the largest piece of folk art in history- The AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

About our HIV work

Over 53,000 Georgians are HIV+and thousands more contract HIV each year. Your support drives our HIV advocacy. Our staff works to address root causes of HIV by educating and encouraging policymakers and community leaders to leverage their power to end AIDS once and for allThis year alone, our Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program matched 25 HIV+ youth with elected officials to educate them about life with HIV and ourGeorgia HIV Advocacy Network hosted the largest HIV advocacy day in our state capitol’s history. We monitorand analyze federal, state and local HIV-related policy, communicate with advocates and train people living with to use their voices for sustainable change. We do a lot with a little. We can do even more with your help.

 

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