Join us Thursday February 27 at 7 p.m. for powerful and poignant stories from local individuals who served in different roles around the country during the 1980s and 90s. Then hear from public health professionals and advocates about the current state of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. This pay-what-you-will event will help fund comprehensive sex education classes at the Center. 

Panelists
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Mark Borzelleca

Marc worked on the National AIDS quilt in the 80s, ran safe-sex seminars for the Gay Men’s Sex Project in Phoenix, and a weekly support group for Being Alive in West Hollywood. He also facilitated support groups for LA Shanti weekend retreats for people infected and affected by HIV. 

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Harriet Hanger

Harriet worked as an emotional counselor for people with  AIDS in the late 80s and 90s.   Trained by the ARIS Project in the South Bay Area, she went to hospices, hospitals, homes, and had one long-term client every week at her house until he could no longer drive.

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Steve Moore

Retired chemistry teacher and Staunton native, Steve Moore is the author of Life Days, a collection of essays, poetry, scans and delightfully random observations from 35 years of journal writing and 65 years of life. Having lost his brother to AIDS, his candid and vulnerable storytelling will shed light on how AIDS affected his family.

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Julie Scofield

Julie Scofield began working on AIDS policy in 1987 in the Washington Office of New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo. In 1992, she left to become the founding Executive Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and served in this capacity for 22 years. NASTAD harnesses the collective voices of state and local public health officials to advance the nation's response to HIV and hepatitis.

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Aubree Moore

Aubree Moore is the Nursing Supervisor at our local Virginia Department of Health offices. She is an advocate for programs that support HIV prevention and treatment for residents of the Valley like PrEP and the VA Medication Assistance Program. She is active in the community and loves to help folx feel empowered!

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Jason Elliott

After his own “HIV scare,” Jason Elliott began a full-time career in HIV awareness and sexual health education. Nearly 10 years later, his work in the field has included everything from teaching classes, investigating disease transmission, managing grant programs, conducting free HIV tests, and much more. Jason is also the founder and host of central Virginia’s premiere World AIDS Day event, The Little White Party.

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