A note to all fellow activists…
Fellow Activists: Kudos! Welcome! Keep it up!
This is what I have continuously been telling my fellow colleagues that are advocating to end poverty around the world, to see no child born with HIV by 2015, to see all elected officials on both party lines come together to support the fight end extreme poverty!
These past several weeks have most definitely been an intense and busy few weeks- for every activist and ONE Campaigner I know. Why is that?
Well, as I am sure many of you know, the XIX International AIDS Conference 2012 was held in Washington D.C. (for the first time since 1987 I must note!) from July 22-27, 2012. This was a very exciting moment for all advocates fighting for the end of HIV/AIDS! There were over 160 ONE campaigners in D.C. that helped carry the AIDS Memorial Quilt in front of the Capitol.
Amazing! And, here in Austin- we made sure that all our members, activists and partners spread the word to anyone and everyone we knew. Because fact of the matter: IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE NO CHILD BORN WITH HIV BY 2015!!!
Again, a BIG kudos goes out to all participants in the conference that really made it clear to the world that there is a day where we will see an AIDS Free Generation! They discussed great policy ideas, amazing new medical breakthroughs and displayed a newfound hope that was so encouraging and inspiring for all of us here in Austin! So, activists, believers, “dreamers”- celebrate!!! Celebrate!
I also just want to let everyone know that there has been some amazing progress with all our projects here in Austin! It’s been great! Updates to come later this week! Stay tuned…. :)
“You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” ~John Lennon
Also, if you are interested to see more updates on the International AIDS Conference and how ONE was heavily involved in being present and supportive of everything, check out our ONE Austin Facebook page!