By Isseu Diouf Campbell
The National Black Leadership on AIDS hosted its 25th Anniversary Choose Life Awards Hall of Hope and Remembrance Benefit Reception on June 7, 2012 in Manhattan.
The organization’s Hall of Hope and Remembrance recognized outstanding individuals and corporations committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS and related health disparities in the African-American community.
This year’s honorees were the late Jonathan Larson, composer and author of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Rent; Duane Cramer, celebrity fashion photographer and AIDS activist living with HIV; Carla Harris, managing director, at Morgan Stanley; five-time Grammy Award winner and AIDS activist Dionne Warwick; and local television stations, reporters and anchors, at WABC-TV Channel 7, WCBS-TV Channel 2; WLNY-TV Channel 55; and WNBC-TV Channel 4; for their decade-long support of the NBLCA.
NBLCA’s mission is to educate, organize, and empower black leaders – including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media – to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues in their local communities.
For more information, visit nblca.org.
Photos of the event