10 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN NLAAD
Participating is an excellent way to help prevent HIV/AIDS from spreading in your community.
There are many activities you or your organization can participate in to raise awareness in your community.
1. Contact a local organization and see if there is a planned event in your area which you can collaborate with. Check out the NLAAD website to find them, www.nlaad.org
2. Hold a special Testing Day event at your agency. Offer incentives such as food, music, informational resources, or a social activity to have people come in and get tested. Be a good example and get tested, giving an incentive for others to get tested.
3. Have a phone-a-thon; call your local representatives to tell them why this day is important and why HIV prevention is important to all Americans and especially to Hispanics/Latinos.
4. Organize a health fair focusing on overall health wellness and educate people about HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic/Latino community. Invite local organizations, community centers, local religious communities and schools to attend.
5. Have a group of peers (dependent on the age group you would like to reach) do outreach in your local neighborhood promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic/Latino community. Put up posters, hand out flyers, and/or distribute condoms, etc.
6. Gather your family and friends, and explain to them why National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is important.
7. Host a cultural event (i.e. concert, talent show) and invite a guest speaker or local celebrity to speak about HIV/AIDS in your community.
8. Work with your local religious community to hold a vigil for Hispanics/Latinos living with HIV/AIDS and recognize October 15th as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.
9. Host a fundraiser to raise money and donate it to a charity of your choice that is working to eradicate HIV/AIDS especially as it impacts Hispanics/Latinos.
10. Visit www.nlaad.org or contact Melissa Faith Ramírez, NLAAD Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 584-9315 for more information.