Events

EVENTS FOR 2013

National Flagship Event | Atlanta, GA | Berkeley, CA | Chicago, IL | Honolulu, HI | Irvine, CA | Kea`au, HI | Long Beach, CA | New Orleans, LA | New York, NY | Oakland, CA | San Francisco, CA | San Jose, CA | St. Paul, MN | Tamuning, Guam | Upper Tumon, Guam
USA Map Atlanta, GA Berkeley, CA Chicago, IL Honolulu, HI Irvine, CA Keaau, HI Long Beach, CA New Orleans, LA New York, NY Oakland, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA St. Paul, MN Tamuning, Guam Upper Tumon, Guam

Are you planning to hold a National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on or around May 19? Check out our past events from 2010, 2011, and 2012 to get ideas. Please register your event here and we will list on our 2013 Events page!

National Flagship Event

Event Name:

#BTPchat Series

Event Date & Time:

Every Thursday, starting May 9 through June 6, 2013
5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific / 11am Hawaii

Location:

Twitter
Follow @BTPMay19 and use #BTPchat to participate

Website:

http://www.banyantreeproject.org/

Contact:

David Stupplebeen
415-292-3420 x 361
das@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

We're tweeting about HIV #withoutshame. You can too! Join our Twitter Chats and see brand new digital stories from Asians & Pacific Islanders in the US and Pacific.

To join in, follow @BTPMay19 and use #BTPchat

Download the schedule (PDF).

May 9: Discussing living with HIV with TheBody.com
May 16: Discussing Women & HIV with the USA Positive Women's Network
May 23: Discussing HIV-related Stigma with Life Foundation
May 30: Discussing HIV and MSM with National Minority AIDS Council
June 6: Discussing HIV and Youth with Youth, the Arts, HIV & AIDS Network (YAHAnet)

Atlanta, GA

Event Name:

We're Young and Knowledgeable about HIV

Event Date & Time:

May 16, 2013
4:30–6pm

Location:

3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

Sponsor Organization:

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Website:

http://www.icpacs.org/

Contact:

Eddie Vo
770-936-0969
eddie.vo@cpacs.org

Event Description:

This event will be an opportunity for the High School and Middle School students to interact with each other at the same time increase of their knowledge and raise awareness of HIV in the API Community. First we will have a brief introduction session, after that we will have a group discussion about different HIV issues in the API community; lastly we will divide students into groups and play a HIV Jeopardy game. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Berkeley, CA

Event Name:

Free HIV Rapid Testing for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 17, 2013
12:00 noon–3pm

Location:

2222 Bancroft Way
UC Berkeley Tang Center
Berkeley, CA 94720

Sponsor Organization:

Berkeley Builds Capacity

Website:

http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/bbc/

Contact:

Meckell Milburn
510-643-9061
mmilburn@berkeley.edu

Event Description:

In solidarity with National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day, Berkeley Builds Capacity is providing FREE rapid HIV testing at the Tang Center! Details:

FREE Rapid HIV testing
**Results ready in 15 minutes!**
Friday, May 17 | 12:00p - 3:00p
UHS Tang Center (UC Berkeley Campus)
2222 Bancroft Way
*This event is free & open to the public. ALL are welcome to test!

Chicago, IL

Event Name:

Bubble Tea Social

Event Date & Time:

May 17, 2013
11am–1pm

Location:

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60640

Sponsor Organization:

Asian Human Services

Website:

www.ahschicago.org

Contact:

Amy Wong
773-293-8482
awong@ahschicago.org

Event Description:

Asian Human Services staff will serve free bubble tea and health information in honor of National Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness. Free and confidential.

HIV and Hepatitis C testing will be provided.

Honolulu, HI

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Hawaii's Digital Storytellers

Event Date & Time:

May 29, 2013
6:30–9pm

Location:

691 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Sponsor Organization:

Life Foundation

Website:

lifefoundation.org

Contact:

KeivaLei Cadena
808-521-2437
keiva@lifefoundation.org

Event Description:

In recognition of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Life Foundation is hosting a screening of 7 local people who shared their experiences surrounding HIV/AIDS as part of The Banyan Tree Project's Digital Storytelling series. The storytellers themselves will be there to offer their perspectives and answer questions and share what it was like to create these powerful digital stories.

Irvine, CA

Event Name:

Let's Have "The Talk"

Event Date & Time:

May 20 - May 23, 2013
10am–3pm

Location:

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92617

Sponsor Organization:

UCI Health Education Center

Website:

http://www.healtheducation.uci.edu/

Contact:

Alisa Flowers
949-824-9355
aforeman@uci.edu

Event Description:

The Peer Educators of the University of California, Irvine Health Education Center is proud to present Let's Have "The Talk". The program will include a sexual health workshop series by the Health Education Center and rapid HIV testing sponsored by APAIT, a local API HIV/AIDS outreach group in Orange County, California.

Keaau, HI

Event Name:

Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community (Movie Screening)

Event Date & Time:

May 29, 2013
2–4pm

Location:

16-204 Melekahiwa Place, Suite 1
Keaau, HI 96771

Sponsor Organization:

Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation

Website:

www.facebook.com/hihaf

Contact:

Mika Mulkey
808-982-8800
mika@hihaf.org

Event Description:

In honor of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day, HIHAF will host a movie screening of The Banyan Tree Project\'s \"Taking Root\" a series of short films.

Light pupus will be served.

FREE Rapid HIV & HepC testing will be offered to those interested with a chance to win a FREE gift card (for the first 10).

Long Beach, CA

Event Name:

Banyan Tree Project at Long Beach Pride

Event Date & Time:

May 19, 2013
12–6pm

Location:

Shoreline Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Sponsor Organization:

APAIT Health  Center

Website:

http://www.longbeachpride.com/Index.html

Contact:

Noel Alumit
213-572-1174
noela@apaitonline.org

Event Description:

APAIT Health Center staff will be at Long Beach Pride, promoting API AIDS Awareness Day.

New Orleans, LA

Event Name:

Tulane Organization for Gays & Allies (TOGA) General Meeting

Event Date & Time:

May 13, 2013
12–1pm

Location:

1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Sponsor Organization:

TOGA

Website:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/258862877539271/

Contact:

Randy Luu
415-509-0814
rluu@tulane.edu

Event Description:

TOGA is planning next semester's LGBT Health Week for our classmates. We want input in terms of what students want the curriculum to address. In honor of National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we will screen a few of the digital stories from Taking Root and facilitate a community discussion.

New Orleans, LA

Event Name:

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Meeting

Event Date & Time:

May 15, 2013
12–1pm

Location:

1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

Sponsor Organization:

TOGA

Website:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/258862877539271/

Contact:

Randy Luu
415-509-0814
rluu@tulane.edu

Event Description:

In honor of National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we will start off our meeting with a screening of digital stories from Taking Root and facilitating a group discussion.

Then we will focus on how to address A&PI health issues in the greater New Orleans community, such as organizing our next set of Hepatitis B screenings.

New York, NY

Event Name:

Test Me for HIV

Event Date & Time:

May 30, 2013
4pm–8pm

Location:

400 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Sponsor Organization:

APICHA Community Health Center

Website:

http://bit.ly/TestMeforHIV

Contact:

Larry Tantay
(646) 744-0994
ltantay@apicha.org

Event Description:

Saving face won't keep our people safe! Get tested and let your friends and family know that this is an important part of our healthcare.

To commemorate National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we'll be offering an extra late night of free HIV testing and STI screening. And if you get tested that night, you can get a free $10 pharmacy gift card!

Oakland, CA

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 18, 2013
8:30am–12:30pm

Location:

Madison Square Park
849 Madison Street (at 8th Street)
Oakland, CA 94607

Sponsor Organization:

Asian Health Services

Website:

http://asianhealthservices.org/0518/

Contact:

Koji Sakakibara
510.986.6830 x 371
testing@ahschc.org

Event Description:

We would like to invite you to attend the National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event which will take place on Saturday, May 18th 2013. The event will be held at Madison Square Park (849 Madison St. between 8th and 9th, Oakland) from 8:30am. This event will be held in an effort to raise awareness about the prominent issue of HIV/AIDS within the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community.

We also have "Strike a Pose! Yogathon" which four professional yoga instructors will lead 150 participants through a series of yoga poses to raise funds for Asian Health Services' HIV program. Not only do participants get to have fun in the park spreading awareness of this major health issue, but they also get to learn about the donors of the event, which will be a natural benefit to you.

Attending as guest speakers Mayor Jean Quan, from the Alameda County Department of Public Health will be Erica Pan, M.D., Director of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention and Kabir Hypolite, J.D., Director of Office of AIDS along with Sophy Wong, M.D., Medical Director of HIV ACCESS.

A number of community organizations will be present including Community Health for Asian Americans, East Bay AIDS Center, Asian American Recovery Center, Berkeley Free Clinic, OAA and Street Level Health Project, among others.

We are also looking for volunteer workers for varieties of tasks. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please feel free to contact us!

San Francisco, CA

Event Name:

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Event Date & Time:

May 16, 2013
6–10pm

Location:

OMG! Club
43 Sixth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Sponsor Organization:

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Website:

http://www.apiwellness.org/

Contact:

David Stupplebeen
(415) 292-3400 x 361
das@apiwellness.org

Event Description:

Please join us for a happy hour in honor of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Special Guest: Ari Southiphong
Project Runway Finalist and Trans Activist

We will also be raffling off door prizes, including a ticket to Bloom! Download the flyer!

6–8pm Happy Hour
8pm OMG! Karaoke
6–10pm Onsite HIV Testing

San Jose, CA

Event Name:

My Community, My Health

Event Date & Time:

May 2, 2013
10am–2pm

Location:

San Jose State University
7th Street Garage/SJSU Event Center
San Jose, CA 95112

Sponsor Organization:

Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Collaborative of Santa Clara County (AHAC)

Website:

http://www.facebook.com/AACIorg

Contact:

Ethan Giang
408-975-2730 ext. 380
ethan.giang@aaci.org

Event Description:

In commemoration of National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Collaborative of Santa Clara County (AHAC) in collaboration with AKO is hosting a community awareness and health event at San Jose State University. There will free rapid HIV testing at the event with $5 incentive and a flash freeze mob of messages about HIV and stigma among Asian & Pacific Islander community. More gifts and prizes are available from community organizations such as Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Asian American Recovery Services, Inc., The Health Trust, Kaiser Permanente, and Santa Clara Department of Public Health STD&HIV Prevention and Control Program.

St. Paul, MN

Event Name:

National API HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Exhibit

Event Date & Time:

May 20 - 24, 2013
8am–4pm

Location:

625 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Sponsor Organization:

Minnesota Department of Health

Website:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/napihad/index.html

Contact:

Roy Nelson
(651) 201-4027
roy.nelson@state.mn.us

Event Description:

On behalf of National Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, fact sheets, calendar of events, posters and novelties will be available free of charge. Lobby area is open to the general public. For more information, contact Roy Nelson, Minnesota Department of Health, (651) 201-4027 or email at: roy.nelson@state.mn.us.

St. Paul, MN

Event Name:

API Heritage and Health Matters!

Event Date & Time:

May 24, 2013
5–9pm

Location:

179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Sponsor Organization:

Neighborhood House

Website:

http://www.neighb.org/healthaccess.aspx

Contact:

Dorjee Norbu
(651) 789-2529
dnorbu@neighb.org

Event Description:

MAY is an important month for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (API) as it is the National API Heritage Month as well as the National API HIV/AIDs Awareness Day (May 19th, 2013). As good health and wellness is an integral component of being able to celebrate and sustain our rich and diverse heritage, we will combine the celebratory nature of this event with some valuable health education and discussion, to ultimately empower the individuals in our community to take control of their health and the health of their family.

Our Heritage matters, but so does your health!

Come celebrate our rich heritage and make a commitment to better health. We will have presentations and discussions on various health topics including HIV/AIDS within the A&PI community. These presentations will be available in various API languages including Hmong, Karen, and Tibetan.

The presentations will be followed with cultural performances to showcase our rich and diverse heritage, as well as cultural food and drinks for everyone.

There will also be healthcare professionals providing blood sugar checks, blood pressure checks, FREE HIV testing and prevention counseling, and 1-on-1 health counseling.

Raffle for prizes include food items (rice, chicken, pork, etc.) cooking supplies, school supplies, electronics and toys, gift cards and more.

Tamuning, Guam

Event Name:

GUAHAN Project/Westcare Office Open House

Event Date & Time:

May 16, 2013
3–5pm

Location:

GUAHAN Project/Westcare Office
Tamuning, Guam 96931

Sponsor Organization:

GUAHAN Project/Westcare

Contact:

Kelly Jensen
671-472-0218
kelly.jensen@westcare.com

Event Description:

GUAHAN Project/Westcare office open house and screening The Banyan Tree Project's "Taking Root" short films.

Tamuning, Guam

Event Name:

API WAVE for Awareness

Event Date & Time:

May 17, 2013
4–6pm

Location:

ITC Intersection
Tamuning, Guam 96931

Sponsor Organization:

GALA, GUAHAN Project/Westcare & DPHSS HIV/STD Program

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/gala.guam

Contact:

Wilamina Duenas
671-969-5483
galaguam.pm@gmail.com

Event Description:

Community WAVE to Promote May 19, National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Upper Tumon, Guam

Event Name:

GUAM API GALA Open House

Event Date & Time:

May 15, 2013
2–7pm

Location:

Dos Mantes Plaza Suite 205
N. Marine Corp Drive
Upper Tumon, Guam 96913

Sponsor Organization:

GALA

Website:

http://www.facebook.com/gala.guam

Contact:

Wilamina Duenas
671-969-5483
galaguam.pm@gmail.com

Event Description:

GALA Open house and Screening of The Banyan Tree Project’s "Taking Root" short films

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