On June 24, 2021 the DC CFAR hosted a virtual Community Recognition Event. The program was emcee’d by Mr. Shawn Perry from The Senior Zone, featured a welcome by Ms. Marcia Ellis, DC CFAR Community Coordinator, music, an invited talk by Dr. Reed Tuckson, and a presentation of awards by Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the NIH Division of AIDS and Dr. Alan Greenberg, DC CFAR Director. Please see the program here for reference. The program also included the premiere of the video, "They Made a Difference and We Thank Them: The DC CFAR Honors Trailblazing Community Partners" in which many members of the CPC shared parts of their very moving stories and memories.
They Made a Difference and We Thank Them: The DC CFAR Honors Trailblazing Community Partners
The video features:
Don Blanchon, Whitman Walker Health
Earline Budd, Empowering Transgender Coalition
Abby Charles, Institute of Public Health Innovations
Wallace Corbett, Commissioner, Metropolitan Washington Regional HIV Health Services Planning Council
Flora Hamilton, Family Medical and Counselling Services
George Kerr III, G III Associates
Susan McCarley Shepard, TERRIFIC Inc.
Patricia Nalls, The Women's Collective
Irwin Royster, Sexually Transmitted Disease Community Coalition
Ron Simmons, Ron Simmons Consulting
Catalina Sol, La Clinica del Pueblo
Melissa Turner, Veteran Affairs Medical Center
A Toni Young, Community Education Group
With contributions from: Marcia V Ellis and Alan Greenberg
Individual videos of excerpts from the interviews are available.
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