On March 10, 2013, Brown Tones Productions, Health Education and Leadership Promotions,(BTP4HELP), will hold a National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event, œA Woman of Action.
A program that provides information to the community and particularly women and girls, on preventing HIV/AIDS and honors Harriet Tubman a woman of action.
Sunday March 10, 2013 What: Harriet Tubman Woman of Action / Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event
Mt. Tahoma High School 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma, WA 98409
2PM to 4:00PM
Tickets $10.00 adults, $5.00 youth up to age 18 available online at
HIV/AIDS affects millions of women and girls in the United States, and many more across the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one-quarter of the teens and adults diagnosed with HIV in the United States each year are women ” yet many women and girls may not be aware of their risk of getting HIV.
That's why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health will sponsor the eighth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2013. This year, participants are invited to œShare Knowledge. Take Action.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day seeks to galvanize the women, public health advocates, and communities fighting this disease. By hosting the observance with partners across the country, the Office on Women's Health aims to offer support and hope, reduce the stigma of HIV, and empower women and girls to take positive actions like getting tested, seeking treatment, educating their peers, and preventing new infections.
Harriet Tubman would be an advocate for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and her story empowers women to Take Action in their Life to Prevent AIDS.
Harriet Tubman died March 10, 1913. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared March 10 to be the first Harriet Tubman Day. Harriet Tubman Day is dedicated to those who are willing to be of service to humanity and recognize all individuals who struggled to end tyranny and oppression.
Harriet Tubman is known as the most renowned conductor on the Underground Railroad. She was a woman who not only emancipated herself and up to 300 other people from slavery, she also was a leader, scout, nurse in the Civil War, an advocate for human rights, civil rights, women's right to vote, and was one of the founders of the National Association of Colored Women. Harriet Tubman lived to be 93, and up into her 80s, she continued to care for others and established a convalescent home in Auburn, New York. She died on March 10, 1913.
March 10, during Women's History Month 2013, Brown Tones Productions unites these two observations to present an opening for the conversation on HIV/AIDS. By talking about this event, we can remove the stigma of talking about AIDS. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of women and teens taking actions in their health to protect themselves from HIV /AIDS. The event will feature Ann Mumford, CEO/President of Keepers of the Flame, a Non-Profit organization with a mission to educate the community about HIV/AIDS. This event is supported by Molina Health Care, MultiCare, Office Depot, D.A.S.H Center for the Arts, Ebony Nurses of Tacoma, Pierce County Health Department, Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Mt. Tahoma High School, and many other community groups.
BTP4HELP, in collaboration with the Washington Alliance of Black School Educators, (WABSE) will also participate in the 20th Annual Conference March 15-16, 2013at SeaTac Holiday Inn, SeaTac, Washington. for more information on this event call, 360-340-3615 or email@example.com
Through the year BTP4HELP, presents a Historical Portrayal of Harriet Tubman called, œA Visit with Aunt Harriet Tubman" performed by Karol Brown and James Brown is an unforgettable learning experience for school age children to adults. Karol is a health educator, that has found that storytelling is an affective way to advocate for health issues. Her book, 30 Lessons in Love, Leadership and Legacy from Harriet Tubman is being uses as a resource for social studies curriculum in elementary schools and college courses.
Karol Brown as a 92-year-old Aunt Harriet brings you as close to meeting Harriet Tubman as you will ever be with her engaging, spellbinding, portrayal that touches everyone in the room.
James Brown captivates the audience with his stories and his smooth tenor voice. Brown Tones Productions, HELP, BTP4HELP, is a non-profit organization. The mission is to entertain, educate, and empower action for optimal healthy lifestyles and the development of humanitarian leadership skills.