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Holman UMC Hosts HIV/AIDS Week of Impact
By Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor)
Published February 10, 2016
Pastor Kelvin Sauls

Pastor Kelvin Sauls

Holman United Methodist Church, in partnership with the AIDS Health Foundation, continues its “HIV/AIDS Week of Impact” activities with a Faith Leaders Teach-In.

The event, set for Friday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, February 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will held on Holman’s campus located at 3320 West Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Kelvin Sauls is the host pastor.

“This focused training is entitled, ‘The Black Church and HIV/AIDS: What Did Jesus Do?’ The teach-in will include presentations & conversations with medical professionals and pastors about strategies to move the Black Church to the next level in the areas of preventative education and compassionate intervention with people infected with, and affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Sauls.


Also on February 13, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the William Grant Still Art Center will present the exhibit, “Women of the African Diaspora in the Trenches,” as well as a panel discussion on “Creating Sanctuary: Eliminating HIV/AID-Related Stigma and Shame.” The panelists include Pastor Sauls, the Rev. Curt Thomas, Bishop Gwendolyn Phillips Coates, the Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard and the Rev. Alfreda Lanoix.

Holman’s Arts Council and H.O.P.E. Ministry collaborated to support the screening of “Wilhemia’s War” on Sunday, February 14, at 4 p.m., at the Pan African Film Festival held at Rave Cinema, Baldwin Hills Plaza. The movie tells about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Black women in the South. The ticket donation is $15 and available at Holman UMC.

For information about all events, call the Holman church office at (323) 731-7285.

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