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CALIFORNIA: AIDS Symposium for Bay Area Faith Leaders


The Post News Group (11.12.12)

On Friday, November 16, the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church Technical Assistance Network (MICTAN) is hosting a free regional symposium, “We’ve Come Too Far to Turn Back Now,” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriot, located at 5555 Shellmound St. in Emeryville, CA. The goal of the symposium is to provide local clergy and faith leaders with the information and skills needed to deal with the HIV/AIDS crisis among their African American parishioners. Faith leaders will also be encouraged to sign up for a series of four monthly follow-up seminars led by prominent experts in the field. The sponsor of the symposium, MICTAN, is a national clergy-led capacity-building faith initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, although African Americans represent approximately 14 percent of the population in the United States, they account for approximately half of the more than one million individuals estimated to have HIV and nearly half of the new HIV infections each year. To attend the symposium, RSVP by November 13 to, or, or call 1-615-953-3316 or 1-510-268-7630. For further information email or call 1-510-575-8245.


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