For the sixth consecutive year, Transdiaspora Network (TDN) will host its Annual Benefit Cocktail on Friday, May 26th, 2013, 6:00pm, at Flatiron District's Studio XXI, located at 59 West 21st Street (at 6th Avenue).
Transdiaspora Network (TDN) will partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to create cutting-edge HIV education workshops for local high school students. This special event, which commemorates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, will take place February 7th from 9:30am to 2:30pm in the Stevan Dweck Center Auditorium at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza.
For the second consecutive year, Transdiaspora Network (TDN) is commemorating the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on Thursday October 13th, 2011, 7:30pm, at Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW). Intending to proactively engage social work students and the academia as well as community residents and social service professionals, this leading non-profit organization has put together a panel discussion “HIV/AIDS and Latinos: Dancing from Tradition to Prevention” in partnership with CUSSW's Latino Caucus. The panel will explore how the Latino cultural tradition influences HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns (and viceversa). There will be also references to the Congressional Briefing that took place in Capitol Hill, Washington DC, last September.
For the fourth consecutive year, Transdiaspora Network (TDN) will host its Annual Benefit Concert on Thursday, May 12th, 2011, 7:00pm, at TriBeCa's Canal Room, located at 285 West Broadway (at Canal Street).
Transdiaspora Network (TDN) just launched its "Where Do Babies Come From?" campaign, a humorous yet thought-provoking campaign to raise awareness about HIV prevention and collect much needed funds for its programs. By prompting people of all ages, not just teenagers, to reflect on how they learned about where babies come from, TDN sheds light on how communication and education play a key role in how people experience learning and the impact this has on their development. The campaign makes parallels between learning about babies (which in one case was explained via a diagram of a love machine connecting the male apparatus to the female heart! (see post at the organization's blog) and learning about HIV/AIDS. It also engages everyone to share their own stories about how they first found out about the birds and the bees, underscoring the universality of the experience.
Transdiaspora Network (TDN), a non-profit organization that promotes HIV prevention through Caribbean cultural expressions, is holding a Social Photography Exhibition and small gathering this October 15th, 2010, to celebrate the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This invitation-only event will showcase 11 photographs taken by high school students in the Brooklyn community, allowing them to share their perspectives on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Transdiapora Network (TDN), a non-profit organization that gives a new social meaning to culture and tradition, has been officially invited to participate in the Brazilian Day Festival in New York City, becoming the first organization focusing on HIV prevention to ever participate in the event. The Brazilian Day Festival, which will be held on September 5, 2010, is the largest multicultural street festival in New York City, spanning over 25 blocs. TDN will have a stand there from 11:00 am to 7:00pm, where people can obtain information about our mission and programs and speak with our organization's experts, members, and young advocates. Our team will distribute free condoms as well.
With students out of school, many families heading out of town to escape the city heat, and a slow news cycle, the summer usually provides a chance to sit back and catch our breath. However, with a lingering economic crisis and dwindling health budgets, the fight against HIV/AIDS remains at a fever pitch. The most notable development came just last week with President Obama's announcement of the National HIV/AIDS strategy. The new strategy will focus on three main goals: reducing the number of new infections, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV and AIDS, and reducing health-related disparities.
Cuban diva and world music legend Xiomara Laugart will perform at Transdiaspora Network’s 3rd Annual Benefit Concert on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Tribeca’s Lafayette Grill and Bar. Discounted online tickets are available in advance for $35 at www.transdiasporanetwork.org and standard tickets can be purchased at the door for $40. Columbia University students can purchase tickets at the door for a special student rate of $25, with valid ID. Proceeds will benefit Transdiaspora Network’s Brooklyn-based youth development and HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs.
Transdiaspora Network has activated an emergency response in partnership with Dwa Fanm and Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. From January 15 through January 22, we will be conducting a medical supplies and clothing drive for Haiti's earthquake relief. The worst earthquake in 250 years struck Haiti, causing catastrophic destruction. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti. According to Haitian president René Préval, 7,000 people have already been buried in a mass grave.