This weekend Williams and Associates assisted KORE-U in celebrating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! We started the day at Crossroads Prep where a screening was held of the seminal film, “Tongues Untied,” which was followed by discussion among the attendees about how far we have come since the movie’s debut in 1989–and how much farther there still is to go.
Next everyone marched to the now-closed hospital that was once known as the Saint Louis Regional Medical Center before becoming Connect Care in 1998 and closing down in 2013. This location was where many individuals impacted by HIV earlier on in its history found themselves, and also where many tragically died. While marching everyone chanted:
“What do we want?”
“When do we want it?”
and many walking and driving by expressed their support via hand-waves and smiles.
Later that evening was, “The Tea Talk Show & Drag Divas Halftime Show,” at the Cross Cultural Center. There was a talk-show style event held where various guests spoke and interacted with the crowd. It was a wonderful weekend and we thank everyone who came out to join us! Here are some more pictures of the day too: