South Florida Gay News (Wilton Manors, Fla.) (11.28.12)
Empower “U,” a nonprofit organization formed to serve HIV-positive individuals who are either marginally connected or are not receiving any medical care or services, is sponsoring an Empowerment Conference on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their headquarters located at 8309 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami, according to the organization’s Outreach Coordinator Theresa Jones. The conference will include a health fair, HIV testing, medical screenings, seminars and workshops, a World AIDS Day Walk, and a Dance Competition requiring HIV/AIDS themes in the performances. Also on December 1, the Epic Hotel will present “De Fabulous,” an evening of glamour and beauty, which will include a fashion show, silent auction, raffles, and complimentary cocktails between 9 and 10 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Unity Coalition, a local nonprofit group which advocates for the LGBT Latino community. Those interested in attending are asked to text the words “De Fabulous” to (786)946-2097 to RSVP.