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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7, 2013 is about raising the awareness of HIV and AIDS within Black communities; locally, nationally, and internationally. By coming together annually to get Blacks educated, tested, involved, and treated means we are working towards doing what is best for the good of the whole in our community. Our NBHAAD Planners have served as quasi-ambassadors doing the best they can to highlight and promote the initiative.
However for 2013 and moving forward, we have decided to put together a Black AIDS Day Ambassador Program which will allow you to learn how to educate individuals, organization leaders, politicians, and others about HIV and AIDS in Black communities. The time commitment is entirely up to you, since the disease has been around 31+ years, we do not expect anyone to work 24/7 as there are other things within our lives that are as important.
Black AIDS Day Ambassadors are a group of especially engaged and motivated supporters who help us work to translate HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and treatment messages within their spheres of influence.
They also work to raise monies within their communities, on college campuses, at church, make us a fraternity/sorority charity
for the year, Tweeting regularly, posting Facebook messages, taking Instagram pictures and sharing them with us to share with the world, taking mini-videos about what HIV and/or AIDS means to them - we would say that the sky is the limit, but there are footprints on the moon which means we can reach as high as we are willing to go.
Below are the various categories of Black AIDS Day Ambassadors that we are looking for, once you have reviewed each one, please complete the form and submit us a headshot (300 dpi high resolution) to make sure we list you on our website in the respective category. Thanks so much for agreeing to serve.
- Black AIDS Day Youth and Young Adult Ambassador: This individual works within their field of influence to recruit friends and family members to participate in NBHAAD 2013 in their community; they also recruit individuals to make a monetary donation of $20 or more to the initiative which can be sent via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Community Ambassador: This individual works within their community to remind people about NBHAAD and to get involved locally; they encourage people to log onto the website for more information; they also recruit individuals to make a monetary donation of $25 or more to the initiative which can be sent via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Faith Ambassador: This individual becomes the voice for NBHAAD within their faith based organization; they ask the Pastor/Faith Leader to focus one Holy Day in February on the importance of HIV and AIDS in their local community; they find out the latest HIV and AIDS data and statistics and share it with the Pastor/Faith Leader to share it with those they have an influence on; they also ask the congregation to take up a monetary donation and send via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Fraternity Ambassador: This brother steps up his game as the Fraternal brother within his Chapter, Lodge, or Organization who asks the brothers to get educated about HIV and AIDS in their local community; he talks to them about the ABCs of HIV and highlight condom use consistently for those who are sexually active; he encourages brothers to purchase lapel pins/t-shirts and wear them as a symbol of support and share them with others in the organization, their college/university; he also asks the Chapter, Lodge, Regional or National Organization to take National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 on as a national charity to support and sends it in via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Sorority Ambassador: This sister becomes the apple of the eye within her Chapter or Organization. She asks sisters to get educated about HIV and AIDS in their local community; she talks to them about the ABCs of HIV and notes the importance of how sacred their bodies are and encourages them to insist that their sexual partner uses a condom, especially if she does not know his sexual history or HIV status; she encourages sisters to purchase lapel pins/t-shirts and wear them as a symbol of support and share them with others in the organization, their college/university; she also asks the Chapter, Lodge, Regional or National Organization to take National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 on as a national charity to support and sends it in via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Business Ambassador: This individual orders a poster and postcards, puts them up and distributes them from their place of business for the good of the community in which they have a presence; they encourage people to get tested regularly throughout the year; they educate themselves on the basics of HIV and AIDS as they may become the only person someone is willing to talk to about the disease; they also solicit donations/contributions from those in the community to support HIV and AIDS education, prevention, testing, treatment, and leadership development within their community and send it in via online or through the mail.
- Black AIDS Day Twitter Ambassador: This individual is a Twitter GURU and knows the ins and outs of how to send tweets and RE-tweet key information shared and understands the value of utilizing Twitter to get information out to those online and following them. This is not for the faint at heart, as this person receives a weekly email of potential tweets to post/share and takes charge. They encourage their followers to make a generous (self defined) donation on this website via the Donation page.
- Black AIDS Day Facebook Ambassador: This individual is a Facebook FANATIC; if you want to know where they are - you can always find them on Facebook reading News Feeds, posting messages, updating their Wall Status or posting in Groups, Liking Pages, and so much more once can do on Facebook. This person will post on their Wall and within the various groups they are members of the importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 and how people can get involved. And yes, they encourage people to make a generous (self defined) donation on this website via the Donation page.
- Black AIDS Day Instagram Ambassador: This individual is a picture GEEK and loves their camera, so much so, they will print out one of the "I Am Black AIDS Day!" 8.5 X 11 papers and go around and talk to people about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 and take pictures of them holding the sign with their name written in and post on our Instagram site and we will post them on our website and use in promotional and marketing materials. Gotta camera - will travel is this Ambassador's motto. Can't leave them out, they also encourage people either before or after taking the picture to log onto the website and make a generous (self defined) donation on this website via the Donation page.