June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012

The 1st C2EA M.A.L.S.-Men's
Advocacy & Leadership Summit

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and Dab the AIDS Bear and I are in Miami Beach, Florida speaking at the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) conference. We hope you are having a safe and great weekend so far.

This coming October Center to End AIDS (C2EA) is having their first Men's Advocacy and Leadership Summit. So I would like to blog about the event today.

The 1st C2EA M.A.L.S.-Men's Advocacy & Leadership Summit.. This Summit will take place on October 21-24, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. This location was strategically chosen due to it being the location of the FINAL Presidential debate.

The C2EA Men's HIV & AIDS Advocacy & Leadership Summit brings together men, HIV positive and HIV negative, to develop leadership and advocacy strategies that will effectively address HIV & AIDS related issues that affect men, boys, and transgender men across the country.

The 2012 M.A.L.S. will coincide with the C2EA W.A.L.S.-Women's Advocacy & Leadership Summit. This was planned in order to begin the conversations relating to the fact that HIV/AIDS affect us all. Men (as a whole) and Women (as a whole) address the same issue/s in different ways. How can the opposite population assist the other during these times? We need to work together in order to be more effective. Emphasis for this Summit will be on "Recruiting the Heterosexual Man to be more active and present in the fight towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic...how do we make this happen?

Please go to the www.c2ea.org page and go to the GET INVOLVED tab and then click on "join C2EA Coalition. Thank you!

If you would like to get involved and be on the committee and are a male Floridian, you can called Roberto Archuleta directly at 816-668-8568.

Hope you have a safe and great Sunday! Stay tuned for pictures and a slide show from the events this weekend!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab