Currie Selected to Participate in TAG Initiative
Jacqueline Currie, Director of Student Development at Stillman College, has been selected as one of 36 activists from pool of 350 applicants to participate in Treatment Action Group’s (TAG) “What Would You Do for the Cure?” initiative.
TAG seeks AIDS community activists from key states across the U.S. to join an unique leadership network, focused on identifying new Congressional champions and developing ongoing Congressional support for research critical to people living with HIV.
“This initiative will kick-off with a three-day Capitol Hill visit with our congressional delegation in Washington D.C. from October 11-13, 2011,” said Currie. “TAG’s new initiative aims to build a national network of AIDS community leaders who can invest time and energy—year-round—to strengthen federal support for AIDS research, by developing ongoing relationships with representatives in Congress, and by building grassroots support in home districts.”
Scholarship recipients will get individual assistance on effective message development prior to the three-day Hill visits in October, ongoing training and support online, as well as skills building sessions via conference calls and webinars on:
1. Current issues in cure and HIV/aging research
2. Web-based grassroots organizing
3. Develop and sustain relationships with your congressional representatives
4. Build community power using media strategies
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. TAG’s programs focus on antiretroviral treatments, HIV basic science and immunology, vaccines and prevention technologies, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. TAG is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 and based in New York City.
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