Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mayor Ron Dellums On AIDS - World AIDS DAY

Last week, my Real Talk Director Ron and I (see video below)participated in Oakland's AIDS Week with events held each day in collaboration with various organizations as part of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellum's "Get Screened Oakland Campaign."

Below see our Real Talk interview with the veteran Congressman and now Oakland's Mayor, Ron Dellums and interviews at the AIDS Benefit Concert held at Sweet's Ballroom featuring performances by Hip Hop intellectual Talib Kweli R&B crooner Martin Luther, Gospel Singer Sunny Hawkins, Spoken Word Artist Ise Lyfe, and veteran Bay Area Hip Hop and R&B Songstress Silk-E.

Sad to say that the organizations that receive the lyon's share of money in

Alameda County to reach out to black men who have sex with men (the group most seriously impacted by the disease) were nowhere in sight (as per usual). The same organizations that rarely, if ever bring condoms to my parties (the Bay Area's largest black gay/bi men's parties), but we will discuss more about that later.

Kudos to the Mayor and Marsha Martin and her staff who coordinated the week of events. It was also good to see Cal Pep out there, as usual, testing people and other organization representatives from the Pacific Center, La Clinica De La Raza, The Alameda County Office Of AIDS, and others, making people aware of their services.

Enjoy the interviews.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can we reach the producer of this video great stuff