Media Brief: Cock[tales] & Conversations

Updated: Jul 18, 2018

SisterLove, Inc., Launches Event Highlighting Youth Justice Awareness (Atlanta, Ga.)

With April serving as Youth Justice Month, SisterLove, Inc. (SLI) is promoting awareness and advocacy for marginalized youth across the nation-- including the metro Atlanta area by hosting an awareness event. On Wednesday, April 25th, SLI will launch Cock[tales] and Conversations, an event designed to promote discussion and strategic tactics for Youth Justice regarding HIV/AIDS. The lack of representation and a heightened risk exposure to violence for youth led SLI to put a spotlight on HIV/AIDS awareness and homelessness with this event. Georgia is a state comprised of 10 million people under the age of 18 resulting in youth that are disparately affected by related issues. “As an organization determined to eradicate the impact of HIV/AIDS from marginalized communities, we have determined that promoting youth justice within the realm of sexual health is an extremely crucial aspect to our advocacy, said Dom Washington, Youth Engagement Coordinator at SisterLove, Inc. “Sadly, youth are regularly recognized among the demographics with the highest percentage of unidentified HIV cases. Launching Cock[tales] and Conversations is our way of educating and giving a voice to the youth affected. “ Cock[tales] and Conversations will have its inaugural event on this Wednesday, April 25th from 6pm-8pm at the MotherHouse Office located at 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. S.W., Atlanta. Going forward, the event will take place at the MotherHouse monthly on the last Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8-pm. Attendees are also able to receive free testing for HIV and STIs and/or receive more information on how to further their involvement with Youth Justice Awareness. (There will be no alcohol served.) For more information, consult www.sisterlove.org


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SisterLove, Inc., is the oldest women-centered HIV and sexual/ reproductive health organization in the Southeastern United States. It was founded in 1989 to address HIV-related education, prevention and research, and to support the rights of reproductive justice for women and girls. SisterLove’s mission is to eradicate the impact of HIV as well as sexual and reproductive oppressions upon all women and their communities in the US and globally. SLI utilizes interdisciplinary human rights, harm reduction, and a Reproductive Justice (RJ) approach to its direct services (testing, counseling, sexuality education), community mobilization and support among women living with HIV, as well as its Policy and Advocacy Program (PAP). SisterLove, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a satellite office in Johannesburg, South Africa.



SisterLove

LOVEHOUSE (Mailing Address):
P.O. Box 10558 Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1731
(404) 505-7777 

 

MOTHERHOUSE (Testing Location):

1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310-0558
(404) 254-4734 

 

uMzi WoThando (South Africa):
3a/5 Eton Road Parktown,

Johannesburg, South Africa 2193

Phone: +27-11-482-2202

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