Dear Campaign GRLs and Main Contacts,
As you may have seen in our most recent Granny Bulletin, we’re hosting the first in a series of Telephone Town Halls for Grandmothers Campaign members! We would really appreciate if you could forward along this email to your group members, inviting them to join us on the call and to RSVP sometime this week.
What: Telephone Town Hall on the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (adopted by the United Nations on June 8, 2016)
When: June 21, 1:00pm Eastern Time
Where: Conference call information will be sent by email to those who RSVP
Who: Campaign members and Lee Waldorf, the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Director of Policy and former human rights advisor to the United Nations
How: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the call details- it’s that easy 🙂
Please RSVP individually so we have a sense of how many people are joining us. However, if you know that a few members of your group want to call in, we encourage you to consider getting together and calling in from one phone on speaker to help reduce costs.
10 years into the Campaign, we have heard from many members about their desire to learn more about the HIV and AIDS pandemic and ‘where we are at’. This call will answer some of those questions for you, as the intention of the town hall is to give deeper insight into HIV and AIDS in Africa and the international response for all members of the Grandmothers Campaign!
On the call, Lee will give us an overview, including the role of governments and funders in response to the declaration and how it’s most likely to impact African community-based organizations. Lee is such a wealth of information, and we know you will love hearing from her. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, although you certainly don’t have to speak in order to participate!
You can read a press release from UNAIDS about the Political Declaration here: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2016/june/20160610_PR_HLM_closer
And you can read the full Political Declaration here (although you certainly don’t have to read it to participate; it’s very dense!): http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2016/2016-political-declaration-HIV-AIDS
As always, please be in touch if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!
The Grandmothers Campaign team