AIDSWatch has been held in person in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years, but when COVID-19 hit in 2020, we had to do something new in order to maintain the momentum toward ending the HIV epidemic while also keeping our community safe and healthy.
We find ourselves in a critical season of federal budget negotiations, elections and ongoing health care reform proposals — and we continue to live and work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AIDSWatch planning partners will continue to organize a space for community members to gather to learn the latest information on the health policies and conditions impacting our lives through Fall AIDSWatch.
The fourth annual Fall AIDSWatch will be held Nov. 20, from 2-3 p.m. EST.
This virtual event will update the community on the policy landscape and latest advocacy developments, including the current fight to pass a spending bill for 2024.
Participants will then be trained in the art of meeting with congressional offices. We will talk about how to effectively tell your story and connect it with specific policy topics and requests.
Fall AIDSWatch is completely free and open to anyone interested in learning more about becoming an advocate for those living with and vulnerable to HIV. No experience is necessary.
We expect this year’s Fall AIDSWatch event to be even more well attended, and thus impactful.