May 19 is the 9th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To commemorate the anniversary, the Banyan Tree Project is launching a national digital storytelling campaign called “Taking Root: Our Stories. Our Community.” to end HIV stigma for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Throughout the month of May the Banyan Project is hosting a series of Twitter chats premiering 20 new digital stories from Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) living with or affected by HIV.
This year’s Twitter chats are co-hosted by partner organizations across the nation. The purpose of the Twitter chats is to facilitate thoughtful online conversations about how all communities are affected by HIV.
As the U.S. works to make an “AIDS-free generation” a reality, we are asking you to please promote National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to your audience and the Taking Root initiative. It is important more than ever to engage communities in ending HIV stigma.
Information about our digital storytelling initiative, Taking Root: http://www.banyantreeproject.org.