On October 9th, the Red Rose Collective invites you to “We Are the Answer: Ending the Epidemic Through Community” a program about the past, present, and future state of HIV/AIDS in Atlanta hosted at Emory’s Rose Library. Speakers will include several members of the Collective: Eric Paulk (Georgia Equality), Larry Scott-Walker (founder of ThriveSS), Antoinette Jones (SisterLove), and Jasmine Cummings (Community Organizer and Consultant). We’ll also be joined by Justine Ingram, the first Public Health Educator for the Fulton County Board of Health. The speakers will facilitate a fishbowl-style conversation in which all attendees will have the opportunity to contribute as a speaker. Rose Library is located on the tenth floor of the Woodruff Library building at 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA, 303022 and directions are available here. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7 pm. The event is free to attend, but we ask that you register here.
The Collective is planning several more community conversation events, culminating in a community arts event on World AIDS Day 2020. In addition to these conversations and events, Rose Library also plans to publish a website to contextualize our collections related to HIV/AIDS, as well as distribute a print version of the site to support service organizations, and establish a mini-grant program to fund the work of local community activists who are already playing a vital role in raising awareness and combatting stigma.