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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!

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



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 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!

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Summer, here we come!

11 Jun

Welcome, Tranisha!


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!


Talk with Timothy Ray Brown


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)
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.


Annual BABES Retreat Sign-Up


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:, 206.720.5566


Women of Africa Gathering and Lunch


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

World AIDS Day Events & BABES December Calendar!

29 Nov

Check out our World AIDS Day events flier and BABES December Calendar!

Happy Holidays from BABES Staff, Volunteers and Advisory Board!

Last year, many local organizations supported BABES Network-YWCA and our World AIDS Day event. This year, rather than holding our own event again, we decided we wanted to support the events of other local organizations! We hope you can join us!

In our December Calendar, we have listed some of the events going on in the Seattle area you might like to attend!


The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. Because there are currently 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S., and because 1 in 5 people infected with HIV don’t know it, this year’s theme is “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination & Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.



On World AIDS Day, U.S. Positive Women’s Network is launching Count Us In! – a national campaign focused on ensuring that women living with and vulnerable to HIV receive women-centered care that upholds our human rights! Want to get involved in the Count Us In! campaign and have your voice heard? Contact BABES Network Program Manager Nicole Price,, (206-461-4488).



Prairie Underground is having a Sample Sale this Saturday and Sunday (December 3rd & 4th) from 10am-5pm! The event will take place at the Canal Building in Fremont (716 North 34th Street)! Twenty percent of the sale proceeds will be donated to BABES Network-YWCA! Come down check out their clothing line and visit BABES staff and volunteers. We will be there all weekend!



Fall 2011 Newsletter and Events!

1 Nov

Exciting events going on in November at BABES Network!

Check out the Fall 2011 Newsletter to read the submissions from BABES members from their 5-week Writers and Poets workshop with Caroline Brown! We would like to thank the BABES members who participated for sharing their beautiful pieces with the BABES Community.

Calling all HIV+ women! We have a training coming up you definitely won’t want to miss!  U.S. Positive Women’s Network is coming to Seattle for an all-day Communications, Media and Policy Training – Saturday, November 19th from 9-5pm at the YWCA on Fifth and Seneca! For more details check out the newsletter and call the BABES staff to get your name on the list. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please also ask about free parking spots when calling to RSVP.

Also in November join us for our Annual Harvest Dinner Friday, November 11th from 6-8pm. Dr. Javeed Sidiqqui from Sacramento, CA. will be the speaker and as usual we will have a full Thanksgiving style dinner. The event will take place at the YWCA 5th and Seneca Multipurpose room. Please feel free to bring a guest and make sure to RSVP to BABES. This event made possible by ViiV Healthcare.

From the staff and volunteers at BABES Network-YWCA we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season!

August 2011 News and Updates

26 Jul


This month’s August 2011 BABES Talking Newsletter features members’ reflections from BABES Annual Leadership Retreat, updates on program changes and upcoming summer events.

Newsletter highlights include info about our upcoming Annual Picnic, sponsored by Windermere Foundation.  We hope you can join us for some BBQ, fun times and sunshine (fingers crossed) on Saturday, August 6th, 11am-3pm at lower Woodland Park, shelter 1!

Advocacy Opportunity Alert! We’re excited to host the 2nd HIV Law Project/ U.S. Positive Women’s Network Webinar: Government and Decision Making Bodies 101 .  This training is for HIV positive women interested in advocacy.  Come meet other peer advocates on Tuesday, August 9th 9am-12pm at BABES.  Please let us know if you are able to make it!