On Monday, June 6, Gwenn and I will be participating in an anti-stigma music video to help people with HIV feel like exactly what they are- productive, meaningful members of society.  The director, Monte Montgomery, has done some great videos already. Check them out below.





Love the message of empowerment for people living with HIV.  If you do too, and you’re in the DC area, please consider joining me and Gwenn on June 6.  Read below to find out more about the video shoot, and we hope to see you soon!

Positively Yours,
Shawn

 What:
Audio/video recording session of “Ready to Live,” a song about fighting HIV/AIDS stigma, to be performed live by Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, for distribution online and exhibition in clinics and waiting rooms around the world. 
When:  Monday 6/6/11, approx. 3-7pm
Where:  Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, corner of 14th & Park Sts. NW
 
Who:  A “flash choir” consisting of HIV+ and HIV- performers, identified as such by colorful badges that first hang around necks, then are tossed in a trash can to symbolize how insignificant status will be in a post-stigma world.

Pay: None, but food/drinks/snacks will be provided, you’ll meet a lot of cool people, and it’s a heck of a good cause.  

Clothes and the Song:    
Clothes are totally up to you.
Lyric:  Only three words:  “Ready -- to -- Live.”  Easy!  
Rhythm:  Must be able to clap on beats 2 and 4.  Easy!  

Interesting in participating with us? Then contact Monte by email and let him know. Hope to see you in DC on Monday, June 6!