New York City Faith in Action Coalition for HIV/AIDS
The Power of Collective Vision
The mission of the NYC Faith in Action Coalition for HIV/AIDS is to educate the communities we serve on issues of HIV and AIDS Prevention, Care and Education. Formed in 2008, the Coalition is a city-wide partnership comprised of individuals, Faith Organizations, Health and Secular Organizations working collectively toward the goal to reduce and eliminate HIV and AIDS in New York City.
The New York City Faith in Action Coalition was founded by Oliver W. Martin, III and Divinah (Dee) Bailey in 2008, the Coalition is a city-wide partnership comprised of individuals, Faith Organizations, Health and Secular Organizations working collectively toward the goal to reduce and eliminate HIV and AIDS in New York City
NYC Faith in Action Coalition Annual Membership Meeting
On July 10, NYC Faith in Action Coalition for HIV/AIDS held its Annual Membership Meeting. At this meeting we were able to honor unsung heroes for their contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS, promote activities planned for the week of Stepping Up in Faith (July 10th – 14th) and provide a landscape of how we will proceed ahead as a coalition of dedicated fighters to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our communities. This meeting also provided a time for the coalition to celebrate successes of the year, exchange information, and galvanize support for future endeavors as we strategized for the year.
We were joined by Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Nancy Pascal Community Representive for Mayor Bill De Blasio. Both who expressed their commitment to continue to keep HIV/AIDS at the top of every community agenda and to support local community based organizations and faith leaders who do this work.
Congratulations Again to our honorees: Lillian Anglade, Bishop Victor Brown, Spencer Casseus, Yoreel Fraser, Robert Jones, Karen Lofton, The Late Ronald Regins, Sharonnie Perry, Gloria Searson, Rev. Dr. Duane Sleet, and Bishop Dr. Paulette Zimmerman.
At the opening of AIDS 2012, leaders advocate for the role of faith in ending the HIV epidemic. (July 22, 2012, Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church, Washington DC)