HARLEM  ACT UP  MEETINGS




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Prison Injustices Hurt Harlem

NY STATE PRISONS ARE KILLING INMATES WITH HIV/AIDS!
People in state custody are regularly denied HIV meds!
Prisoners aren't ALLOWED to use condoms! Inmates can't get a Hep C test!

NYS DOCS provides inadequate HIV & Hep C prevention and care to people in prison. It's killing inmates, and it hurts people both on the inside and the outside. Come out for legislation to make the Dept. of Health deal with the public health crisis in state prisons. AND legislation that would make condoms legal and available.


                                                         
 see: Harlem Prison Hearings

For the last half year, the joint meetings of the ACTUP Harlem Outreach/Prison Committee have been at the St. Mary's church, 521 West 126th St.  Snacks and Metrocards were provided

Harlem issues can be brought to the floor of ACT UP at the
Gay and Lesbian and Transgender Community Center 208 W. 13th Street
every Monday at 8 pm.

                    future meetings will be announced

Join ACT UP, a non partisan group focused on action, as we discuss
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in New York State Prisons. All are welcome,
upcoming meetings will be held on April 20th and May 4th at 6:00
p.m. at St. Mary's Church in Harlem, 521 West 126th St. We also
encourage your presence at a public hearing on April 30th, 2004
regarding healthcare in the New York State prison system affecting
people in the prison system and community members.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York State prisons needs immediate
attention. Between 1995 and 1999 the HIV infection rate in Federal
and State prisons rose from 1,500 to 25,757 according to the U.S.
Department of Justice. And as of 2001 New York State has the largest
known infection rate of 7,000 people.

Currently, people in prison are denied access to adequate and fair
health care in the prison system. There is a need for an increase in
education and prevention programs to end the growing threat of
transmission within the prison system and the community at large.

The current state of the NYS prison system is dangerous for people
in prison, as well as for society in general. People in prison are
at increased risk of contracting HIV and HCV while in prison, and
are then sent back into society knowing little about their disease
and how it is spread and treated. In this manner, the prison has
become a breeding ground for disease both inside and outside the
prison system.

HIV/AIDS is rapidly spreading through the Harlem community due to
the disproportionate numbers of people being released from prison
who re-locate to the community. Join us as we work with Harlem
community members and Community Based Organizations to address this
growing problem. Ignoring the problem will simply cause it to worsen exponentially.
Steps must be taken now to prevent further loss of life.


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The ACT UP Prisons Issues Committee will meet in Harlem for the next 6 months.

Times & places for the Prisons Committee vary, so call to get info about upcoming meetings.

For questions and information about any of these activities, call 212-831-1247.


SUCCESS: NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN HARLEM
    see information

Friday, April 30, 2004, 10:30 AM
2nd Floor Art Gallery
New York State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street
New York, NY

       see: Harlem Prison Hearings






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INFO ABOUT ACT UP @ HARLEM
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ACT UP introduced its Harlem action planning with
film clip screenings and discussion of historic AIDS actions     
flyer attached  (pdf)

Including selections from Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT UP and other video clips

Sunday, December 7, 2003
       4 - 6 pm
St. Mary's Church
521 West 126th Street (between B'way & Amsterdam Ave.)

After the films, stay to EAT, MEET & GREET, as ACT UPers from all over NYC, and Harlem PWAs, activists and neighbors, discuss the need for direct action in the AIDS movement; the role of grassroots organizing in the fight for treatment, prevention, rights & empowerment; and possibilities for merging ACT UP's skills with the skills and knowledge of Harlem Communities.

For questions/info about any of these activities, call 212-831-1247.

Sunday's film event is the kick-off for an extended ACT UP commitment to organizing AIDS action with (and in) Harlem.

A follow-up action planning meeting will take place on

Wed., December 10th, 6-8pm,
at GMAD. 103 East 125th at Lexington Ave. (5th floor.) Metrocards & snacks will be provided.

The ACT UP Prisons Committee will also be meeting in Harlem for the next 6 months.

Times & places for the Prisons Committee vary, so call to get info about upcoming meetings.

For questions and information about any of these activities, call 212-831-1247.



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