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HIV/AIDS Awareness Day April 10, 2017

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) and the Oklahoma HIV and AIDS Advocacy Coalition are hosting “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10, at the Oklahoma State Capitol fourth floor rotunda.
 
HIV community agencies and supporting nonprofits will have tables with information and resources in the rotunda.  Keynote speakers are Sen. AJ Griffin, Rep. Jason Dunnington and Rep. Emily Virgin. OACF will provide a brief training on how to talk with your legislators about HIV/AIDS related issues. Attendees will also learn more about the legislation that OACF is monitoring that could impact those affected by HIV and AIDS in our state.

One bill OACF had been closely monitoring this session was HB 1538, by Rep. Emily Virgin. The measure, which failed to pass out of the Oklahoma House, would have updated the HIV and AIDS prevention education in public schools in our state. This curriculum hasn’t been updated since 1987.
 
“In the past three decades, much has been learned about the disease and many advancements have been made,” said Cher Golding, executive director of Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund. “To be truly be effective, this curriculum must be updated.”


Golding added, “With the comments surrounding the bill and its failure to pass, it shows the importance of updating this curriculum as well as educating our lawmakers and the public about HIV/AIDS in our state.”

Here is a list of the active bills OACF is following:
·         SB 246, by Sen. Anastasia Pittman, relates to HIV prevention education. It would modify the type of prevention education taught in public schools and would remove certain limitations. The types of available resources would be modified and inspection of curriculum and materials would be required.
·         HB 2273, by Rep. O’Donnell permits the procurement of organs and tissues for donation purposes from persons testing positive for HIV infection, provided the procurement and donation are consistent with the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act and the regulations promulgated by the Organ Procurements and Transplantation Network and the United State Food and Drug Administration.
·         SB 752, by Sen. Treat, relates to organ donation and procurement; amending 63 O.S. 2011, Section 2151.1, which relates to certain restrictions; permitting procurement of certain specimens under certain circumstances; clarifying language; and providing an effective date.
 
“HIV/AIDS Awareness Day brings together consumers, advocates and member organizations from around the state for a common cause and serves as an opportunity to develop relationships with lawmakers,” said Golding. “Together we can voice our concerns and bring awareness to the treatment, prevention and supportive services for HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma.”
 
OACF and the coalition encourages the public to attend. Registration is available under the "events" tab of the OACF Facebook page. For more information or to reserve a table at the resource fair, please contact Lany Milner at lmilner@okaidscarefund.com or 405-348-6600.
 
The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund is a fundraising and advocacy organization dedicated to providing financial support and resources to HIV/AIDS service providers in the state of Oklahoma. Since its inception in 1991, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has awarded more than $12.5 million in their commitment to reduce new infections, stigma, and health disparities while increasing access to care and collaboration of services. To learn more or to support the organization’s annual fundraising gala, Red Tie Night, please visit okaidscarefund.com.

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New Hope Christian Fellowship Church “Eggstravaganza” April 15, 2017

New Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Ponca City is hosting “Eggstravaganza” on Saturday , April 15th from 11am-1pm. It’s an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 12 and under. The Church is located at 401 South Lincoln Street in Ponca City.   For more information call 1-580-763-4840. Read more...

Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program Open House and Galloping for Hope Fundraising Gala March 25th & April 7th

Savannah Station Therapeutic Riding Program. We are a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs. Read more...

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Awards Dinner May 4, 2017

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 26th Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 4
Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Connor Center
3214 N. Lake Avenue, OKC Read more...

Edmond Evening Lions Club Chili Supper Benefitting the Oklahoma Eye Bank March 28, 2017

Chili Supper- Edmond Evening Lions Club benefitting sight wellness which includes: Oklahoma Eye Bank, Sight First Program to eliminate blindness, vision screenings, support dogs, eyeglasses, training and medicine. Read more...

Oklahoma Orchid Society's Mother's Day Show and Sale May 13-14, 2017

Hundreds of orchids will be on display, and for sale, at the Oklahoma Orchid Society's Mother's Day Show and Sale. Vendors and exhibitors from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas will present their exotic plants from around the world. There will be an information table to answer your questions concerning growing and blooming orchids. There will also be door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. Admission and parking are free. The show will be held at the Will Roger's Exhibition Hall. 3400 NW 36th , Oklahoma City, OK (I-44 & 36th) May 13th and 14th from 10:00 until 4:00 each day.  For additional information call 405-209-7657. Read more...

The Rhythm of the World: Dance and Music from Around the Globe March 25, 2017

The Rhythm of the World: Dance and Music from Around the Globe

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Randall University Auditorium
(formerly Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College)
3701 I-35 South Service Road. Moore, OK. 73160

7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm

Online: $10/person (+$1.54 online service fee)
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At the door: $15
Children 5 & under are admitted FREE

Created by performer/instructor Marjan Esáa, The Rhythm of the World: Dance and Music from Around the Globe seeks the promotion of cultural diversity through arts in our community by featuring some of the best and most diverse performers in Oklahoma in an annual multi-cultural dance and music revue. This remarkable show allows the audience to be transported to near and far cultures, get lost in the many colors and rhythms, and feel the uplifting joy of music and dance.

Website: TheRhythmOfTheWorld.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TheRhythmoftheWorld

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Special Event Benefitting Boys Ranch Town May 13, 2017

Special Event Benefitting Boys Ranch Town
May 13, 2017 • 10a-5p
Hafer Park in Edmond Read more...

National Career Fairs Hiring Event March 29, 2017

National Career Fairs Hiring Event 2017
Hilton Garden Inn • 2809 NW Expressway
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • 11am - 2pm Read more...