Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Northwest African American Museum
POCAAN’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner will become Seattle premier event to celebrate the contributions of communities of color within the Pacific Northwest, as well as raise money to support POCAAN’s justice work here in Washington State. The event will honor both current and pioneers and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to empower communities on the margin and fight for health and socio-economic equity.
Thursday – December 1, 2016 – 8:00am – 9:00am
Registration Opens at 7:30am
More than thirty years into a worldwide epidemic, HIV/AIDS has had an undeniable impact on our community. While the number of new cases has declined, hundreds of people in our community are still diagnosed with HIV every year. More than 12,000 people are living with HIV in Washington state, 60% of whom live in King County. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 6,500 people in Washington state have died as a result of the disease. Our very own Phyllis Little-Epamynondas will be honored.