Are you interested in sharing your story, but not sure how you might do it or where to start? EAC trains people with HIV to face stigma head-on, share their story with others, and prepare for professional settings, including employment and advisory groups.
A safe space is where people can express their opinion and feelings without feeling judged. Dee explains why his role as an advocate is critical in creating a safe place for people living with HIV in his community.
According to Pamela, being an advocate is a living testimony. She explains how her passion is channeled to fulfill a higher destiny and purpose as an EPIC Advocate with EAC.
An advocate provides a voice for the voiceless. Bobby touches on how the EPIC+ Program empowers others through advocacy and mentoring for people living with HIV in Arkansas.
HIV may bring feelings of loneliness at times. Billy explains how the EPIC Leadership Program and the MpowerU group provides support to those around him.
Peer discussion generates a personalized understanding of stigma. We look closely at the root causes of HIV stigma, including how it shows up in your personal life and in organizational settings.
Training develops skills in leadership through storytelling as a way to combat misinformation and reduce HIV stigma in your community. Learn to tell your story on a blog post, podcast episode, and as a guest speaker.
Peers are connected to opportunities to advocate for change or assist in removing stigmatizing practices in HIV service delivery including advocacy board positions and employment opportunities.
Apply to be a part of our next leadership training. We will ask for some basic information to get started and go from there.
Peer programs like this rely on donations and grants to support our ability to serve everyone we can in Arkansas.
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