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2004: The Black AIDS Mobilization Initiative

In May of 2004, The Black AIDS Institute in partnership with the John M. Lloyd Foundation convened the third annual John M. Lloyd AIDS Project at Stony Point Center.

The conference served to launch a new campaign: The Black AIDS Mobilization Initiative, a 5-year comprehensive plan to change the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities in the United States. The conference provided an opportunity for a select small group of leaders within the Black community to work together to flesh out the campaign initiative and to develop the strategy to garner support and participation from key stakeholders throughout the Black community.

These leaders developed the following Stony Point Statement:

Too many Black people have died from AIDS. HIV infection rates are too high. Black families are in danger. Efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in black communities are under funded. There is still no vaccine or cure. Black People do not know enough about HIV/AIDS. Too few Black people know their HIV status. BLACK LEADERS AND ROLE MODELS MUST DO MORE! BLACK HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MUST DO MORE! TRADITIONAL BLACK ORGANIZATIONS MUST DO MORE! BLACK PEOPLE MUST MOBILIZE TO SAVE OUR LIVES WORLDWIDE!

Therefore, we the attendees of the Stony Point think tank representing sectors across the Black community commit to mobilize Black people in the U.S. to stop Black deaths and infections from HIV/AIDS.

For a complete list of participants, click here.

The final report on this conference is available here.

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Dr. Beny Primm (Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation) and Stuart Burden (The Levi Strauss Foundation) relax between sessions at the Gilmore Sloane House.

Dr. Diana Williamson, Ernest Hopkins (San Francisco AIDS Foundation), Rep. Laura Hall (Alabama State Legislature) and a representative from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Student activist, Jonathan Perry and Sandra McDonald (Outreach, Inc.).

Dr. Beny Primm (Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation), Jeanella Blair (Magic Johnson Foundation), Rita Howard (National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Manhattan Chapter), Hope Mason (National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Manhattan Chapter) and Grazelle Howard (National Coalition of 100 Black Women) share dinner.

Dr. Peter Leone (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine) makes a presentation at the John M. Lloyd Meditation Space.

Christopher Bates (US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of HIV/AIDS Policy), George Roberts, Ph.D. (Division of HIV-AIDS Prevention at the US Centers for Disease Control), Dr. David Malebranche (Emory University School of Medicine), student activist Jonathan Perry, and Brenda Larkin (Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) meet over lunch on the lawns.

Phill Wilson (Black AIDS Institute) addresses the conference

The conference in session.


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