Moving in the Spirit offers two opportunities to see our teens perform an amazing new work, Getting to Zero, and take action against the HIV/AIDS epidemic among young people ages 13-24. Coming up in December!
Getting To Zero is part of an exciting teen-driven partnership, funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and conceived by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, to educate Atlanta’s youth about HIV/AIDS and activate them to become agents of change.
Our teens are involved in this project because their peers are most affected by this epidemic. HIV/AIDS diagnoses in teens has spiked 70% and Atlanta is an epicenter in the U.S. in terms of new diagnoses. The impact of young people delivering this message to other young people is significant.
December 1, 2015 – Atlanta World AIDS Day
Atlanta World AIDS Day is Leah Mann’s (co-founder of Moving in the Spirit) contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through her work on ‘Getting To Zero,’ Mann was inspired to provide a substantial platform to get HIV/AIDS on the radar of our youth. She has used her connections in the science and health communities to put together events that will raise awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. The program will include a performance of ‘Getting To Zero’ by teens from Moving in the Spirit’s Apprentice Corporation.Join Us!
December 5, 2015 – Getting To Zero
In collaboration with their teen participants, project partners VOX Teen Communications and Moving in the Spirit have developed innovative teen programming that utilizes dance, dialogue, print and social media to reach young people at risk for HIV. Attendees will be able to express their feelings about the epidemic through Speak Out stations featuring audio/podcasts, photography/art, and writing/poetry. The afternoon will include a performance of Getting To Zero by Moving in the Spirit’s teens. Prepare for an afternoon of dance, dialogue, food, and fun at The New Schools at Carver School of the Arts!