On Friday, October 14, WWAV’s Executive Director, Deon Haywood, will be honored by SisterLove, Inc with the “Pandora Singleton Ally Award.” This award is a distinguished honor that is given each year to an individual who has worked in the movement to eradicate HIV/AIDS for 20 years or more.
The award will be presented as part of the 7th Annual 2020 Leading Women’s Awards through which SisterLove, Inc. honors 20 OUTSTANDING WOMEN from across the country that have the hindsight and foresight to eradicate HIV and AIDS through their leadership and experience.
This year’s host is the dynamic artist, activist and healer Monica Raye Simpson of SisterSong, Inc.
Musical guests include Fhena Isreal, J Latoy and Atlanta’s own Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective!
SisterLove, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is the oldest nonprofit in the State of Georgia dedicated specifically to the education, prevention, human rights advocacy and support needs of women and their families at risk for HIV infection and AIDS. SisterLove’s current programs include: 1) Health Education, Advocacy and Prevention Program (HEAP) – a collection of STD and HIV/AIDS education, prevention, intervention and training services targeting women and their families through individual, group and community level interventions; community and media outreach; and various testing and treatment strategies; and 2) Bridge Leadership Program (BLP), a community engagement effort to integrate the many issues that intersect at the junction of HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and human rights through organizational relationship building and shared activities. One of the programs of the BLP is our 2020 Leading Women’s Society, which provides resources, training, health and research literacy education, mentoring and development programs to increase the leadership capacity of HIV positive women who are engaged in representing their communities through education, peer support, and policy and community advocacy. In an effort to celebrate these amazing women, each year, SisterLove honors 20 HIV positive women from around the country who have been living positive for 20 years or more.