Tuesday, June 2, 2009

AIDS in Black America: Internet Week NYC Event

Date: Wednesday, June 3
Pre-Panel Reception: 1 p.m.
Panel Start Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Red Bull Space (40 Thompson Street, NYC)
RSVP to: events at icedmedia.com

This Wednesday, TheLoop21.com and ICED Media are hosting a panel during Internet Week NY that looks at the rising rates of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and how the internet can be used to educate the community on effective means of prevention and health.

Panelists will include BET's VP of Public Affairs Sonya Lockett, Essence.com editor Kenya Byrd, author Terrence Dean, Chuck Cheekmor of Allhiphop.com, Global Grind's Blogxilla, Asst. Commissioner, NYC Dept of Health Karen Maybank and more.

Some key topics of discussion will include:
• Epidemic rising rates of AIDS diagnosis in Washington, DC
• Effective tactics – encouraging abstinence versus sex education
• Prevention
• Best online tools to reach audience – blogs, sites, interactive tools, etc.
• Making AIDS education compelling and interactive for the Gen Y set online

Each year, the City of New York hosts Internet Week and we have decided to use it as a platform to bring greater awareness to the alarming rates of HIV/AIDS in the African American community.

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