The NAACP will share a Day of Unity toolkit with materials, messages and engagement ideas to help you reach your parishioners on this day. To receive the toolkit, please email me your commitment to Day of Unity, or sign-up on our website at http://action.naacp.org/page/s/day-of-unity-signup (or email the completed form – see attached below – to Health@NAACPnet.org).
Day of Unity
Join the NAACP and Black church leaders from across the country for the third annual Day of Unity on Sunday, July 20, 2014, as we unite faith leaders nationwide to preach from the pulpit about HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue. There are more than 21,000 Black churches in the U.S., and with your help, there is potential to make a significant impact and inspire people to help put an end to the HIV epidemic in Black America.
As a cornerstone of The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative, the Day of Unity is designed to encourage pastors to address the HIV epidemic, reduce stigma and create a network to take action and stop the social injustices that have led to the unequal impact HIV is having in our neighborhoods.
We need all faith leaders to join us in our fight and experience the powerful work that God is only beginning to do. We ask that you commit to one or more of the following actions:
· Join Us – Make a commitment to participate in Day of Unity
· Preach – From the pulpit to the pew with messages about HIV
· Share – On social media using the hashtag #DayofUnity, with local media, and in your community and post the invite on your FB and other pages (see attached below)
· Act – Fight HIV with a testing drive or community event
· Report Back – Tell NAACP what you did to make a difference in your community. In recognition of your efforts, we will include your name and church as a participant in the Day of Unity on our website http://www.TheBlackChurchandHIV.org/.
**Save-the-Date: Day of Unity national Twitter Townhall, July 16th[1:30p-2:30p] with participates from the NAACP, AIDS.gov, CDC, NIH, ONAP and national clergy.**
July 20, 2014 at 11am - July 21, 2014