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Empowering Women

1 Apr

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Presents

Positively Beautiful

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A Story about Five Strangers from South Africa who became activists despite stigma, fear and shame. Their story is one of a quiet victory over adversity and struggle. Positively Beautiful is a story about life, love, and friendship in the age of HIV.

When: April 14th 2015 – 5pm start
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S. Seattle WA 98144

Free tickets available through www.brownpapertickets.com Use code HVTU


2015 Stand Against Racism: Race & Health

When:   Friday, April 24
Where:  Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Join the YWCA’s 5th annual Stand Against Racism community discussion, presented by the People of Color Executive Council.

This live program begins at noon with featured speaker Dr. Ivor Horn, followed by a panel discussion. Health information and resources will be available; light snacks will be served.

Stand Against Racism keynote speaker

Stand Against Racism is an annual campaign from YWCA USA to build community for those working toward racial justice, and to raise awareness about the negative impacts of racism. Visit www.StandAgainstRacism.org

To register, please email sar@ywcaworks.org.


Orca logoORCA LIFT GETS YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. FOR LESS.

Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or basically anywhere else you need to go. ORCA LIFT is a new reduced transit fare program that helps you get more out of your transit system, while saving up to 50% or more.

Eligibility is based on household income and income verification is required.

Call BABES for more details, 206-720-5566, we can help you get your reduced fare ORCA Card.

2015 is going to be a great year!

29 Dec

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AIDS Action & Awareness Day
Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. in Olympia 
Register TODAY!

 

AIDS Action & Awareness Day (A3 Day) brings together people living with HIV/AIDS as well as providers, advocates and allies from all across the state for a day of action at our State Capitol. Help put a face to the issues that most affect people living with HIV/AIDS in Washington State: with state funding for HIV treatment and prevention services on the line, it is critical that your legislators hear from YOU.

In the words of a 2014 A3 Day participant: “It didn’t take long for me to see how much power my presence and voice can carry!

We hope you will join us in Olympia to Advocate for all people living with HIV in our State. Registration link click here!

Questions? Contact advocacy@llaa.org or (206) 957-1750


MassageSave the date for our Annual One Day Retreat!
Saturday, February 28th
10-4pm
YWCA

 

Mark your calendars for our annual self-care retreat for HIV+ women. We will offer a light breakfast, lunch, giveaways, HIV education and self-care strategies! Please RSVP to 206-720-5566 or email the_staff@babesnetwork.org

 

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

28 Feb

Click here to view the BABES March Calendar!

NWGHAAD

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In recognition of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, help us get the word out to women about the importance of HIV testing. Prior to March 10th, forward this information to women in your professional and personal circles.  And share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and your websites.

Learn more about National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and learn about HIV and HIV testing.

TAKE CHARGE of your health! If you’re sexually active now or in the past, ask your health provider for an HIV test. IF you have HIV, there is treatment that can help you stay healthy.

Be INFORMED! Take CHARGE! Protect YOURSELF! Get TESTED!

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HIV Awareness. TAKE ACTION with Thunderclap!
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coming up very soon. To take action, we invite you to sign up for the national HIV Awareness. Take Action! Thunderclap.

Not sure what Thunderclap is? It’s a new online tool that allows National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day supporters (people like you!) to say something together. If enough people support our HIV Awareness. Take Action! Thunderclap, a message will blast out at exactly the same time on March 10, 2014. Signing up is easy; do it today!

1.  Click “Support with Twitter,” “Support with Facebook,” and/or “Support with Tumblr” and get the word out to your followers     and friends to do the same.
2.  Visit www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad for additional ideas on how you can take action.
3.  On Monday, March 10, 2014, watch as everyone’s messages are shared at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Your tweet or post could empower someone to get tested or to seek treatment if they are HIV positive. That’s why we need your support. Please forward this message!

Thank you on behalf of Public Health – Seattle & King County, BABES Network-YWCA, and U.S. DHHS Region X Office on Women’s Health and HIV Regional Resource Network Program

Happy New Year!!

2 Jan

Happy New Year from all of us here at BABES Network-YWCA! To see what is going on in January click here to view the calendar!

Banner A3D 2014

Thursday, January 23rd 8:30am-4pm in Olympia, WA.

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Join hundreds of advocates in our State Capitol for a day of advocacy trainings,

a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and in-person meetings with your legislators.

We will be in Olympia 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 No experience needed
We provide the  advocacy training!

 Need a ride? We’ve got you covered!
Transportation is available (at no cost)
from around the state.

REGISTER TODAY! Go to www.whacan.org and follow the links to

register for AIDS Action & Awareness Day (it’s free!),
call (206) 957-1750 or call us for more information 206-720-5566

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Seattle Advocacy Trainings available!

Sponsored by:

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Summer, here we come!

11 Jun

Welcome, Tranisha!

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Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Tranisha, our new Peer Advocate! Tranisha has been a BABE  for many years and she started as a Peer Advocate on June 4th. We are very excited to have Tranisha’s energy and enthusiasm around the BABES office!

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Talk with Timothy Ray Brown

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There are two exciting opportunities for HIV+ people to talk with the Berlin Patient, Timothy Ray Brown! Brown, the only person reportedly cured of HIV, will be at two events that are designed to provide HIV+ people with a safe and comfortable environment for discussion.

Wednesday, June 19th
11:30am Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lunch)
or
2pm Madison Clinic/ACTU, Harborview (Afternoon Tea)

RSVP is required! Call 206.744.3184 to reserve your spot ASAP.

There is also a panel discussion moderated by KING 5’s Margaret Larson at Seattle University’s Piggott Building on Wednesday, June 19th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. No RSVP required.

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Annual BABES Retreat Sign-Up

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The annual BABES retreat is July 12-14th!
Join us for a weekend of relaxation, community-building, and fun!

Applications are due June 21st. To request an application,
email or call: the_staff@babesnetwork.org, 206.720.5566

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Women of Africa Gathering and Lunch

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Saturday, June 22nd
1-3pm at the BABES Office
Call or email Brenda for more details:
206.720.5566 x7 or brenda@babesnetwork.org