AHF to Host Brooklyn #StandAgainstHate Community Forum Thurs., Sept. 14th, 6:00pm

In response to the national moral crisis exposed by the tragedy of
Charlottesville, AHF, the largest global AIDS group, launched a national
advocacy and billboard campaign #StandAgainstHate targeting the hatred,
racism and white supremacy so brutally unmasked in Charlottesville and
its aftermath

‘Moral turning point for our nation,’ says AHF President Michael

Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) will host an open
community forum
in Brooklyn at its Community Room on Atlantic Avenue
on Thursday, September 14th starting at 6:00pm as part of its
new, national advocacy campaign, #StandAgainstHate.

AHF launched the #StandAgainstHate campaign in response to the tragedy
in Charlottesville and its turbulent, eye-opening aftermath—a tragedy
which exposed a national moral crisis rending the country the scale of
which has not been seen for more than half-century. The campaign is
taking on the hatred, racism and burgeoning white supremacy movement so
brutally unmasked by Charlottesville and its aftermath.

The #StandAgainstHate campaign features a national billboard campaign, a
social media launch on media platforms of AHF and many of its affiliate
organizations as well as the hosting of community forums—such as this
one Brooklyn—including listening and talkback sessions in select cities
around the country where AHF has a presence.

#StandAgainstHate Community Forum set for
BROOKLYN Thursday, Sept. 14th

  • #StandAgainstHate – Open Community Forum moderated by writer Myles
  • Thursday, September 14th, 6-8pm
  • Location: AHF Brooklyn
    • 475 Atlantic Ave. 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Also, Vice Mini-Documentary screening: “Charlottesville:
    Race and Terror”

“AHF refuses to stand idly by while many employees and patients may feel
isolated, hopeless, and frightened. Every day, AHF is speaking out
against racism, bigotry and xenophobia, whether it is branded as Nazism,
white supremacy or ethno-nationalism,” said Jessica Reinhart, Associate
Director of Community Outreach for AHF. “The creators of these
terms purposely make them sound increasingly academic as followers
attempt to legitimize their ideology. But we recognize all these
different terms and faces as just old-fashioned hate, and we stand in
solidarity with the millions who aim to stand against hate.”

As part of the Brooklyn #StandAgainstHate forum, the powerful Vice-TV
mini-documentary, “Charlottesville: Race & Terror,” documenting the
events in Charlottesville will be screened, and followed by frank and
open dialogue intended to explore emotions and thoughts about the
current cultural strife our country is going through. AHF welcomes the
public to experience this safe space as a time to heal.

“AHF has always been willing to protest and stand up against injustice,
and we joined with the majority of Americans in condemning the acts of
violence, murder and domestic terrorism in Charlottesville,” said Michael
, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “However, the
ongoing aftermath of Charlottesville has exposed a festering underbelly
of racism, white supremacy and hatred still present, and growing—and
now, sadly, far more exposed and open in the sunlight than ever before.
These events have led us to moral turning point for our nation and we
must all stand up against such hate.”

The primary target of the hate groups in Virginia—racial and ethnic
minorities—are also among key populations that AHF cares for and serves
in 14 states and the District of Columbia across the country and 38
other countries around the globe.

“In addition, as a provider of care and services for those living with
HIV and AIDS, stigma and hate are bad for people’s physical, mental and
emotional health and wellbeing,” added AHF’s Weinstein. “And as one
cannot really separate such social determinants from the environment, we
must #StandAgainstHate and against this newly brazen racism and white
supremacy infecting our nation.”

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more
than 804,000 individuals in 39 countries worldwide in the US, Africa,
Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To
learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare.


Jessica Reinhart,
Associate Director of Community Outreach, AHF, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ged Kenslea
Senior Director,
Communications, AHF
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