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Ms. Boughton's presentation for "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change."

Ms. Boughton's presentation for "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change."

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      • The primary mode of transmission of HIV/AIDS are through direct contact with infected blood, semen and from mother to child during childbirth and or breast milk.
      • According to the Centers for Disease Control between 2004-2007 the incidence of new reported HIV/AIDS cases here in the united states rose 26%
      • 2004 17.5 women world wide were infected with HIV.
      • Women account for 79% of all new AIDS cases
      • Male-to –Male transmission is the leading mode of transmission to date.
    • ...the nation's leading industry based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization .
      • To mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS
      • To ensure direct support specifically through the social services and programs of the Actors Fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS
      • To support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by HIV/AIDS and their families
      • To increase national-ad-international public awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through the creation and dissemination of educational materials and the provision of support thereof
      • To promote and encourage public support for programs and services which benefit people living with HIV/AIDS
      • To facilitate the fundraising capabilities specifically of the theater community for other charitable organizations, in order to address and support an urgent crisis or need in the name of the theatre community, as directed by the board of trustees
      • Broadway Care Equity Fight AIDS, (BC/EFA), was established in May of 1992 as a result of the merger of the Equity Fight AIDS Organization and Broadway Cares.
      • Their purpose is twofold the first is “to support those in the arts and theater fields who suffer from HIV/AIDS”; the second to grant national grants, twice a year, to community based AIDS Services Organizations.
      • Since inception Broadway Cares Equity Fight AIDS has managed to administer $43,646,086 in aid to the Actors Fund and $42,685,146 in National grants totaling $86,685,146 in total aid. BC/EFA has a uses their unique voice in the HIV/AIDS community not only to help those suffering from the virus but the fund other grassroots organizations as well by using theater productions, musicals, and concerts to raise funds and create awareness for their organization. BC/EFA has a unique mission statement as well they must raise every single dollar of their budget this not only makes them selective in who gets their funds but it makes them accountable as well.
    • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tom Viola PRODUCING DIRECTOR Michael Graziano DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION Larry Cook DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS (DRA) Production Team Development Team Retail Outreach Care Tix Classical Action
        • Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative
        • The Hirschfield Free Health Clinic
        • Actors Work Program
        • The Dancers Resource
        • Supportative Housing Initiative
        • The AIDS Initiative
      • Generous support from corporate sponsors
      • Creative fundraising efforts
      • Exposure through the Arts
      • Strong community support system and leadership
      • Outreach programs for women
      • Attracts young adults
      • National Grants Program
      • Huge budget
      • Exposure
      • Due to BC/EFA’s unique mission statement they must literally raise every dollar themselves
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    • I realized that, although my health was relatively stable, my HIV status was making it very difficult for me to work the long, unpredictable hours television production demanded. With the help of The Actors' Work Program I was able to take my previous skills and stay connected to the business working a full-time job in an entertainment industry union. I love my new job!" - Client, The Actors' Work Program - ATEP "Thanks to the scholarship I received from The Actors’ Work Program I’ve been able to devote my time and energy to my studies without the stress of having to work a survival job and carry a full time class schedule. The hard work has paid off. I will be graduating with a 3.8 average in June". - Client, The Actors’ Work Program
      • Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!!
      • I really enjoyed this I love this organization and I’m grateful that they are working so hard to fun others.
      • For more information on HIV/AIDS and the statistics reported in the presentation please visit www.cdc.gov
      • For more information on BroadwayCares/EquityFightAIDS and any of their programs please visit www.broadwaycares.org