Ever wanted to know more about HIV or what it means for us young people? Then join Greg'ry Revenj and Blossom Brown for The Life After Diagnosis Tour: Baton Rouge! Greg'ry Revenj was diagnosed with HIV in 2014 at the age of 24. After diagnosis, Greg was desperate to find a story he could relate to, someone that looked like him, who was living with HIV. The storyline didn't exist. In August of 2014, Revenj was given the cover of HIV Plus magazine and launched himself head first into the world of HIV positive advocacy.
The Lunch Presentation 12-2pm at The Main Library
In this two-hour workshop social workers, mental health counselors, church leaders, educators and other youth-related professionals will learn or enhance their ability to effectively communicate with youth aged 13-25 about HIV/AIDS.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evening Presentation 7-8:30pm at The Lyceum Theatre
Far too often we are shown images of people living with HIV that don’t look like us and we think, I’ll never get this disease, that will never be me. Though deep inside we still carry the fear and stigma that the disease created in the 80’s. Now it's 2016 and we as young people and people of color carry the largest diagnosed population. It’s time we speak up about the disease, talk to friends and family members and stop HIV in its tracks.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. RSVP on Eventbrite