Rise Above Event Gallery & Recap

Thank You To Everyone Who Attended and Contributed to our “Rise Above” Event!

Rise Above HIV

What a beautiful and moving event! In honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and International Women’s Day, WORLD and AHF launched our national campaign, RISE Above, with a bang! With the support of R&B Sensation Goapele, Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn, WORLD’s Poet Laureate Roxanne Hanna-Ware, and hundreds of local women, we  gathered at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland to celebrate and have meaningful dialogue about sexual health, wellness and healthy relationships. We had tons of fun! We greatly appreciate everyone who supported and attended the event; We could not have done it without you.


Moderator & Organizer, Samantha Granberry, AHF

Panelist & Organizer, Cynthia Carey-Grant, WORLD

Musical Artists, Goapele & Raheem DeVaughn

Poet & Panelist, Roxanne Hanna-Ware

Guest DJ, Christie James

Thanks so much to everyone that made this event possible! A full list of thank you’s and acknowledgments can be found below the following gallery.

Office of Women’s Health
BASE- Bay Area State of Emergency
HIVE: a hub of positive reproductive and sexual health
Oakland/East Bay Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Serenity House

Love Life Foundation
AHF Board of Directors
WORLD Advisory Board



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