Saving Ourselves Symposium

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.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 among Black communities in the South and in consideration of the health of our communities, the 2020 Saving Ourselves Symposium will not take place. We look forward to SOS 2021 in June 2021.

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The Virtual Black Print

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.

JULY 2020

Session 1: July 16

The State of Black LGBTQ+

Session 2: July 30

Clinical Research and Black Gay Men

AUGUST 2020

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

SEPTEMBER 2020

Session 5: September 10

The Talk: The Black GNC & Non-Binary Experience

Session 6: September 24

Black LGBTQ+ Folx Arts& Culture

OCTOBER 2020

Session 7: October 8

HIV is still a Social Justice issue!

Session 8: October 22

Say it at the POLLS!

 

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