Saturday, November 29, 2008

Join Novelist Ananda Leeke & Bloggers Around the World on World AIDS Day 2008

On December 1st, bloggers from around the world will unite for World AIDS Day 2008. Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, an estimated one million Americans are living with HIV. In response, both the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy’s have come together to share HIV/AIDS information with the blogging community for World AIDS Day 2008.

On December 1st in recognition of World AIDS Day 2008, Liberated Muse Productions will take part in this historic day of awareness. We encourage you to take part by adding your voice through your own blog on our Liberated Muse social network and by commenting on our blog post for that day. Together, we can reduce the stigma of this pandemic through our words, voices and actions.

Other Ways To Participate

As a blogger, you can help lead this mission. Some of you may already be doing this, so tell your story. Write about it and share it with NIDA, and the Bloggers Unite community. Even if you are not a blogger, you can be involved. Here are five ways you can further the cause and elevate the voice of HIV/AIDS awareness online:

(1) 'Be-Friend' NIDA and on MySpace to stay connected to the issue and those working within it. Learn the link about HIV/AIDS and drug abuse by viewing NIDA’s online Webisodes, a video series about how non-injection drug use can lead to increased risk behavior, and can change lives forever. Once you learn the link, be sure to send the link to friends and family.

(2) Visit the blog and read how people are using new media tools in the response to HIV/AIDS.

(3) Join the Facing AIDS World AIDS Day Campaign and take a picture of yourself wearing a red ribbon and use that photo on your social network, blog, or Web site to help eliminate stigma and recognize World AIDS Day online. Also, add a badge to your website or blog.

(4)Blog and read about the issue. Then be sure to share your posts with Bloggers Unite or on Twitter using the tag #WAD08.

(5) If you are on Facebook, add links to your Facebook status where people can read information on this day on how they too can get involved.

If you plan to take part in this day, make sure you click on the event link started on the Liberated Muse social network by novelist Ananda Kiamasha Leeke (in photo above).

1 comment:

Ananda said...

Thanks so much for sharing the Bloggers Unite with the LM community. Peace, Ananda