Monday, September 24, 2012

The ACLU of Louisiana presents, "Meet, Greet, and Advocate"

The ACLU of Louisiana would like to invite everyone
to meet and welcome new member to the staff of the ACLU of Louisiana. Deborah Allen joins us
as North Louisiana Field Organizer to continue and build on the work the ACLU has been doing in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Deborah brings to the ACLU her extensive experience working with Shreveport-area social service and advocacy organizations.

Be inspired by a few of northern Louisiana’s most dedicated civil libertarians:

Christa Pazzaglia
Executive Director, Hope for the Homeless

Eric Evans
HIV/AIDS Advocate, The Philadelphia Center

6:00 p.m. —7:00 p.m.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Deaf Action Center
601 Jordan St., Shreveport

No RSVP necessary. For more info:

Christa Pazzaglia, Executive Director if Hope for the Homeless will discuss the issues of homelessness and how Hope for the Homeless advocates for hundreds of homeless people in the Shreveport/Bossier area every year. HOPE for the Homeless is a collaboration of organizations and individuals dedicated to ending homelessness in Northwest Louisiana and is a collaboration of agencies and individuals who are working together to end homelessness. HOPE is a membership agency with monthly meetings designed to create collaboration, spread knowledge of available services, and explore the "big picture" of homelessness in Northwest Louisiana.

Eric Evans is the HIV/AIDS advocate at The Philadelphia Center in Shreveport Louisiana. Eric represents the interests of people living with HIV/AIDS in relevant community coalitions, coordinating and supporting local advocacy efforts, political education, and organizing efforts for the agency, and fostering increased advocacy and political leadership by agency staff, clients and the community. He will be discussing advocacy efforts and cases in Louisiana where behaviors deemed legal for HIV-negative persons are punishable by prison sentences when performed by HIV-positive persons, even consensual sex with condoms and no viral transmission. This discrimination exacerbates hostile conditions for those in poverty, people of color, gay and transgendered people. Criminalization of HIV exposure and transmission is ineffective in combating HIV and is a costly distraction from proven programs. 

BY: The ACLU of Louisiana
EVENT: Meet, Greet, and Advocate
PLACE: The Deaf Action Center
601 Jordan Street Shreveport, LA 71101
DATE: September 24, 2012
TIME: 6:00 pm

A very special thanks goes out to David Hylan and the staff at the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center.

Free to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact

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