SOI introduced you to legislative advocacy; now it’s time to apply what you’ve learned at Legislate THIS!, our annual statewide day of advocacy and action. Come chat with your legislators about important public policy issues. Hear from Rep. Park Cannon, who has been a tireless advocate for Reproductive Justice. This is your chance to make your voice heard!
Category: HIV Criminalization
Black Queer History – Miss Major
It is impossible to sum up Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, BKA Miss Major, and her importance not just to the trans-liberation movement but to human progress as a whole. She has been a vocal and revolutionary leader of prison reform, even at the risk of her own safety, and in what can only be described as a miracle, survived the systematic and unrelenting violence of living in a white supremacist capitalist patriarchy for a fierce 76 years!
And yet, here we are 48 years after the Stonewall riots (in which she participated), 17 years after the formation of TGI Justice (where she was amongst the earliest employees), and $118,000 dollars short of her retirement fund.
What will you do to help honor this bastion of human civilization?
Georgia Black Caucus Hearing
In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, SPARK and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus will be hosting a public hearing co-sponsored by SisterLove, Inc tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 1:30PM in Room 415 of the Paul Coverdell Legislative Office Building at the State Capitol.
Georgia is one of 32 states that place an undue criminal liability on people living with HIV and SPARK, along with our community partners, has been working as part of a national task force, THE GEORGIA COALITION TO END HIV CRIMINALIZATION, to address the HIV epidemic in the South and help modernize HIV laws.
Join us at the hearing and learn more about how you can lend your voice to the movement.
This is the first in a series of events for our Speak Justice Take Action programing.
Up next is The SOI Advocacy Training And Brunch, taking place on Sunday FEB. 19,
and our education day at the State Capitol, Legislate THIS!, slated for Thursday, FEB. 23.
Help End BAD HIV Laws
Are you a resident of Georgia living with HIV?
Did you know that Georgia law punishes folks living with HIV for not disclosing their status to their partners?
Georgians living with HIV can face up to 10 years for lovers’ spats.
Have you been affected?
Would you like to tell your story, and be part of the movement to end HIV criminalization in Georgia?
If so, the Georgia Coalition to End HIV Criminalization would like to invite you to tell your own story, in your own words.
The opportunity to film or record audio will happen at the Phillip Rush Center Annex on January 26th from 5PM – 8PM. (Limited Slots Available)