Hello TB Photovoice family,
Thank you all so much for the support throughout the last several months! We know you understand the potential and commitment that TB Photovoice has for those persons impacted by TB around the globe and we appreciate your involvement.
The past couple of months have been filled with the planting of seeds and nurturing our organization to grow----to grow in ways that helps us to become a sustainable resource for communities affected by TB. We were selected to attend and present our organization at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC in late July. We introduced TB Photovoice to the thousands of participants by hosting a photo gallery, featuring of our Mexican TB Photovoice groups. We also hosted a booth where viewers were engaged with photos and stories from our South African and Mexican/US border groups. Desiree, a group facilitator from our Cape Town TB Photovoice group, spoke at a breakout session, along with TB Photovoice board members Eva Moya and Teresa Rugg. We all made many connections and are following up with possible collaborations with partners in various countries.
Our TB Photovoice Board is diligently working on identifying resources for the future of our organization and we are all looking forward to continuing our momentum. Only a few more months left in the year, and as we look back at the hard work it takes to create groups and follow up on the many possible partnerships that present themselves, we are so fortunate to have you part of our TB Photovoice community.
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Hello TB Photovoice fans,
We are part of a Stop TB video contest! Please view our video and help us gain votes by either Liking us on Facebook, tweeting about us on Twitter, or sharing us on LinkedIn.
You can help us make it to the second round of this contest, where the top vote-getters will be reviewed by an expert panel of representatives from the Stop TB Partnership. The winner will be featured heavily in Stop TB Partnership publications, including web and social media. Our video was directed and produced by 14-year old Jamison Baken, of Billings, Montana, and it features many of the works of TB Photovoice groups around the world.
Please help our TB Photovoice video reach your circle of friends!
Next month, we will be sharing our TB Photovoice at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)in Washington D.C., July 22-27. Our TB Photovoice information booth, in the vibrant Global Village area of the conference, will feature an interactive experience for participants in which they will explore the power of a picture and reflect on their personal feelings on TB and HIV issues.
We will also display the TB Photovoice-Nuestra Casa Exhibit with major assistance from SOLUCION TB PCI and the University of Texas at El Paso. This will feature photos associated with the Nuestra Casa Initiative, an extension project of TB Photovoice groups along the U.S.-Mexico border. Photographer Damien Schumann assisted with the project and his photos provide a glimpse into the lives and struggles of ten people who have been touched by tuberculosis or who know someone or have a loved one with the disease.
The Global Village is open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free. If you happen to be in DC during this time or know of friends in the DC area, please come and join us!
Thank you for your continued support and if you are not already a monthly donor, please consider this opportunity to further our work together. GlobalGiving is having a fantastic Matching Funds day on Wednesday, June 13! Starting at 12:01 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match all donations made through GlobalGiving up to $1,000 per donor. Hope you can join our TB Photovoice team in making this a successful day!
Dear TB Photovoice friends,
We know you believe that the work TB Photovoice does is important to the individuals and communities we assist around the world. This week we are honored to share that this belief has being validated in the global HIV/AIDS community. TB Photovoice has been selected to participate in the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)in Washington D.C., July 22-27, 2012. We will be part of the "Global Village," a diverse and vibrant space where community gathers from all over the world to meet, share and learn from each other. It is a space for community to demonstrate the application of science and good leadership. It is also a space that invites conference participants to see how science translates into community action and intervention. Since TB is the leading cause of death among those living with HIV, and many of our groups support those co-infected with TB and HIV, this opportunity is the perfect fit for TB Photovoice. The Global Village promotes networking between north and south, east and west and provides a space for displays, discussions and performances from throughout the world. The Global Village is open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free. TB Photovoice will be provide an information table and be featured in the art gallery area. Together with our partners from Project Concern International, we will display photos and narratives from our various photovoice groups. If you happen to be in DC during this time or know of friends in the DC area, please come and join us!
On the Kenyan front, our partners at TB ACTION Group in Nairobi are figuring out the logistics of creating a sustainable group and are working hard to move the project forward. No one said that creating a TB Photovoice group is an easy process! It take perseverance, flexibility and commitment to see a project through. We are learning many lessons from our Kenyan partners and continue to support them so that they can reach out to their TB impacted community.
We are completing our strategic plan and gearing up for our 2012 development campaign. Thank you to those who are considering becoming TB Photovoice monthly donors. Your contributions are a wonderful gift and we are honored to have you along with us on our journey to lift the voices and messages of persons impacted by TB around the world.
All the best to you,