The Saving Ourselves Symposium (SOS) is an annual conference designed to educate and empower the Black LGBTQ+ community in the South. Established in 2013 by founder Marvell L. Terry II and the Red Door Foundation, SOS is a one-of-a-kind conference that provides first-hand information to individuals and organizations with an emphasis on HIV to the Black LGBTQ+ community.
Sessions provide cutting edge research, share promising health practices and strategies, and celebrate the culture and creativity of the Black LGBTQ+ community. This convening takes a dual approach of not only prioritizing those who provide services but also those who identify as LGBTQ+. It is a unique and intentional space for the community to share with, learn from, and celebrate one another.
SAC is honored to be the home for SOS.
Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) hosts The Virtual Black Print- a Saving Ourselves Symposium Series. Each month SAC will address issues that impact our community. The series will be broadcasted LIVE from SAC’s Facebook page at 6 PM ET/ 5PM CT.
Session 1: July 16
The State of Black LGBTQ+
Session 2: July 30
Clinical Research and Black Gay Men
Session 3: August 13
The New Southern Belle: Navigating as a Transwoman in the South
Session 4: August 27
BOITALK: a program for masculine of center (MOC) presenting & GNC womxn of color
Session 5: September 10
The Talk: The Black GNC & Non-Binary Experience
Session 6: September 24
Black LGBTQ+ Folx Arts& Culture
Session 7: October 8
HIV is still a Social Justice issue!
Session 8: October 22
Say it at the POLLS!
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