The Red Ribbon

 

Red Ribbon Revitalization Campaign


The Watchful Eye Red Ribbon Revitalization Campaign symbolizes perpetuation of the agency’s commitment to promoting HIV Testing, providing Education and cultivating Awareness. Wearing the red ribbon often initiates a conversation that provides the basic education around HIV/AIDS and creates a climate of familiarity that allows for open and honest exchange about a subject that has for too long been taboo. The Watchful Eye Red Ribbon Revitalization Campaign became a movement, which helped the community to remember what AIDS is all about and the urgency of getting educated and tested for HIV.

Watchful Eye’s Red Ribbon symbolizes its compassion for those infected by the virus and the commitment to save lives through HIV/AIDS preventive testing endeavors.

To keep HIV/AIDS in the forefront, Watchful Eye plans to have its Red Ribbon Decal which states “Get Tested, Know Your Status, HIV is 100% preventable,” displayed in as many community settings as possible. This includes windows of stores, business offices, churches, restaurants, hair salons, barber shops etc.

The goal is for the Red Ribbon decal to become as easily identifiable as other popular decals such as the pink ribbon for cancer and those for banks. Along with the Red Ribbon Decal, a small palm card will be available to provide information related to HIV Risk Reduction and Testing sites.

Over the past nine years we have been able to successfully place 8x3ft Red Ribbon Banners in locations throughout the city to raise awareness and education about HIV/AIDS and to end the complacency.

 

 

 

                  Brown Memorial Baptist Church -                   Raising of the Red Banner

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Watchful Eye joined Rev. Clinton Miller, the Voices from the Field HIV ministry, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Powerful Praise Tabernacle, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Union United Methodist Church, Siloam Presbyterian, Friendship Baptist Church, Mt. Pisgah

Baptist Church, New Life Tabernacle Family Life Development Center and the congregation at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn as they commemorated World AIDS Day by unveiling the Watchful Eye Signature Red Ribbon Banner.

 

During the 8am service, over 250 congregants gathered on Sunday as guest preacher Pastor Darryl Hill of Powerful Praise tabernacle spoke of the importance of dispelling stigma in our churches.

 

Dee Bailey, Watchful Eye founder made remarks. A special spoken word piece was performed Ms. Dana Burnett, member of the Voices from the Field HIV ministry at Brown Memorial Baptish Church. Rev. Miller thanked organizations such as Watchful Eye for assisting the faith institutions in getting the word out. We at Watchful Eye continue to be grateful for our faith leaders who are committed in making sure that our communities are aware that HIV/AIDS is 100% preventable. Free HIV and Hep-C testing was provided during both the 8am & 11am church services. 

The Pentecostal House of Prayer - Raising of the Red Banner 

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Watchful Eye joined Pastor Gwen Dingle and the congregation at The Pentecostal House of Prayer as they commemorated Pastor Dingle's ninth Pastoral Anniversary and unveiled our 14th Red Ribbon Banner at 203 Nostrand Avenue. This banner is the first commemorative banner to be hung along Nostrand Avenue which spans from the neighborhoods of Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. 

During the anniversary service, Watchful Eye founder, Dee Bailey expressed to the congregation the importance of having the conversation with your family members and community that HIV is 100% preventable, Get Tested and Know Your Status. She commended those pastors such as Pastor Dingle who understands that educating her community about HIV and providing testing is the first step to ending epidemic. 

We at Watchful Eye continue to be grateful for our faith leaders who are committed in making sure that our communities are aware that HIV/AIDS is 100% preventable. 

Cornerstone Baptist Church - Raising of the Red Banner 

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, Watchful Eye joined Rev. Lawrence Aker and the congregation at Cornerstone Baptist Church as they kicked off their Centennial Celebration by unveiling our 13th Red Ribbon Banner along with the commerative Centennial Banner. 

We at Watchful Eye continue to be grateful for our faith leaders who are committed in making sure that our communities are aware that HIV/AIDS is 100% preventable. 

WATCHFUL EYE RED RIBBON BANNER LOCATIONS

Restoration Plaza – 1360 Fulton Street

Medgar Evers College – 1650 Bedford Avenue

Brownsville Recreation Center –  1555 Linden Blvd

Brookdale Hospital – Rockaway Avenue and Linden Blvd.

Rehoboth Cathedral – 55 MacDougal Street

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center  - Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church – Howard Avenue and Fulton Street

Antioch Baptist Church – Greene Avenue and Lewis Avenue

Black Veterans for Social Justice – Throop and Willoughby Avenues

Bridging Access to Care – Flatbush and Church Avenue/Church Avenue and Bedford

Interfaith Medical Center – Atlantic Avenue and Albany Avenue

Bright Temple AME Church – 812 Faile Street, Bronx NY  

Cornerstone Baptist Church - 547 Madison Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The Pentecostal House of Prayer - 203 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day Church - 203 East 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 

 

                   For more information on how you can be apart of our Red Ribbon Revitalization Campaign Contact us at 347.533.4300

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