While I found out about this blog event late I am glad I got to come to the table just the same. The Red Pump Project is a campaign to raise awareness of the effects of AIDS and HIV on women.
"National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Tuesday, March 10th. It's a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women & girls and encourages ladies to take action. While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group."
In all honesty I have to say it is ironic that this theme keeps coming up in my life recently. in the time I have been here in Baltimore I have noticed the lack of AIDS/HIV resources for people of color and i have been working on some projects to address that.