On Saturday, December1st, 6pm to 9pm, PCC Cascade’s Women Resource Center in association with Chrysalis Ministries, Never Give Up and Trueshine Entertainment presents “I SPEAK LIFE,” an Interfaith Concert in observance of WORLD AIDS DAY.
‘I SPEAK LIFE’ heralds the call for honor, patience, compassion, love and advocacy through performing and visual arts presentations in support of those living with HIV or have succumbed to an AIDS related illness. The event features some of the Northwest’s finest speakers, performing and visual artists and will take place on Saturday, December 1st, beginning at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm with an Exhibit & Reception followed by a concert beginning at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Organizers hope the event will Inform, Educate and EmpowerAfrican and African American communities of Oregon to embrace the Concept, Impact, as well as How to React from an HIV/AIDS diagnosis among members within their community.
The Reverend Renee’ Ward, founder of Chrysalis Ministries and its many volunteers have worked passionately to present culturally-relative outreach events and programs to enlighten African and African American communities on how to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS locally and globally by PLANTING A S.E.E.D. through (Service, Education, Empowerment and Dedication.)
“A POSITIVE diagnosis doesn’t mean a NEGATIVE outcome. I SPEAK LIFE,” states Ward, who along with other community partners remain hopeful that “. . . we are one step closer to retiring the red ribbon as a symbolic badge of courage once a CURE for AIDS has been found.”
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