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What We Do…

The Red Circle Project (RCP) at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is the only HIV Prevention Program in Los Angeles County that specifically provides services to the Native American /Alaska Native Community.

RCP provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS resources, referrals; group level interventions for Native Gay/Two Spirit men and Native transgender individuals; and mobile HIV testing to urban Native community at outreach events such as powwows, cultural events, etc...

APLA, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

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Facebook IconJune 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Red Circle Project at Apla Health & Wellness Center.

RVNG FOURTH FRIDAYS HAPPENING TODAY!

3741 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Facebook IconJune 24, 2016 at 11:09 am

The WIND program at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. will be hosting Native Arts & Crafts workshops this summer. Open to Native youth ages 8-24 in Los Angeles County. Workshops will start Friday July 8th at 11 a.m. and will continue every Friday thereafter until August 12.

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Facebook IconJune 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

Check out these stories of LGBT/Two Spirit Native families.

#followthelove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geFgT-X7Ajc

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Our Families: LGBT / Two Spirit Native American Stories

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To learn more the premiere on Monday, November 12th, click here http://bit.ly/WGbRlg. To learn more about Our Families go to http://www.basicrights.org/ourfa...

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Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

A data slide to inform our community.

How responsible are you in taking care of your overall health?

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Facebook IconJune 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Today was a wonderful day spent with community. Thank you for helping us commemorate National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day and continuing to raise awareness about HIV and Sexual Health within our Native community.

We are deeply grateful to the community members, family, friends, co-workers, volunteers, vendors and everyone else involved in helping us put together another successful Pow Wow.

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Facebook IconJune 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

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Facebook IconJune 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Councilmember Lindsay Horvath!

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Facebook IconJune 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Aurora Mamea and family visiting from San Francisco! !!

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Facebook IconJune 18, 2016 at 5:27 am

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Facebook IconJune 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Red Circle Project shared their event.

Come be in community space tomorrow. Everyone is welcome. <3

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Community change occurs in many ways, and one way RCP is changing the face of HIV/AIDS is by bringing many minority groups together by hosting an annual pow wow. For the past five years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. With the gracious support of City Hall and the Transgender Advisory Board, the pow wows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. Although RCP is funded to provide services specifically to NA/AN LGBT individuals, they come into contact with broader communities of different ethnicities and are given the opportunity to educate on HIV as well as culture. The presence of a diverse community at the pow wow enhances the experience of all those in attendance.
Everything about a pow wow is traditional. The selection of songs performed, the head staff, and especially the head man and head woman dancer, come from a long line of traditions. Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process. The gathering of so many diverse individuals in one place and sharing energy adds to the process. In regards to HIV/AIDS education, the diverse attendees will also have an opportunity to have free HIV testing and STI screening which will be made available from JWCH’s (John Wesley Community Health) mobile testing unit that will be on site. There will also be other local organizations providing outreach to disseminate information that will aide in healthy community awareness. With several nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

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Facebook IconJune 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

June updates! ✍🏽 #markyourcalendars

Feel free to like, share, and comment if you like the vids (or if you don't). Recommendations always welcome. <3

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Facebook IconJune 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

For any youth who are interested in getting a summer job!

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Facebook IconJune 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

Red Circle Project updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconJune 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Red Circle Project attending Proud In The Park at Plummer Park.

BBQ, entertainment, games, and a health fair happening now. Stop by and check it out!

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Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Red Circle Project with Mikaela Saelua and Arianna Taylor.

Standing with community yesterday at the candlelight vigil and rally for those killed in Orlando. ❤️💛💚💙💜

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Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

CHICAGO:

Check in time for volunteers is 6 am and they'll be done by 10:30 am. It goes by super fast!

For runners and walkers, they should arrive at 7 am. 10k starts at 8:04 am and the 5k run and walk starts at 8:15 am.

You'll be on stage around 10 am with the other beneficiaries to speak for a minute about TransTech and how PTR is supporting.

Some helpful info:

Event Address: Montrose Ave. and Simonds Dr., just north of Montrose Harbor

Parking: We encourage public transportation or uber/cab/lyft. There is a Divvy station at the site and bike racks. Some parking is available at Montrose Harbor, including a pay lot at Montrose Ave and Simmonds Dr and at Wilson Ave. You can also find a free spot on Montrose Ave along the race site.

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Proud To Run Event Information

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For runners and walkers, they should arrive at 7 am. 10k starts at 8:04 am and the 5k run and walk starts at 8:15 am.

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Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

FREE Event happening tomorrow, looks like it'll be lots of fun!!

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June 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm

American Indian Community Council meeting happening today from 6:30-8pm in the United American Indian Involvement Community Center, 1125 West 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 Suite #103. Its potluck style so if you can, bring a dish/chips/drink/dessert, and if you cant, come anyway!

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Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm

From our friends at City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator's Office Los Angeles Commission On HIV

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Facebook IconJune 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

Red Circle Project shared Los Angeles LGBT Center's event.

In light of the tragedy that occurred of the weekend in Orlando, organizers have come together to put on a rally and candle light vigil. If you are interested in attending, the facebook event is linked specific information in description. RCP staff will be in attendance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1105202686220357/

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Los Angeles Rally and Vigil for Orlando

Los Angeles Rally and Vigil for Orlando

A horrible tragedy has occurred in Orlando. In an attack on a gay bar, 49 people were killed. Police are calling it "a domestic terror incident." Whatever it is called, it is all too familiar to the LGBT community. Last year nearly two dozen transgender women were murdered nationwide. In the most recent report in Los Angeles, the 2014 Los Angeles County Hate Crime Report, hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation grew by 14%, and their level of violence surpassed the last 13 years.

We cannot allow this hateful, murderous incident to silence us. Yes, we must express our grief and anger. But we must also make it clear that we will NOT be deterred by hate and violence, and that we celebrate in defiance of bigotry and fear.

We stand for peace. We stand for community. We stand for Orlando.

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Tonight's rally and vigil will take place on City Hall's south steps on W 1st St. between Spring and Main. Parking is available at nearby lots, but carpooling and taking mass transit are strongly encouraged. From the Metro Red Line, exit Civic Center/Grand Park Station from the southbound exit and walk downhill through Grand Park, then turn right on Spring St.

Speakers to include:
Lorri L. Jean: CEO, @[20699021428:274:Los Angeles LGBT Center]
Oscar De La O: President, @[157302327637398:274:Bienestar Human Services]
Vallerie Wagner: Chief Operating Officer, @[280219938841281:274:APLA Health & Wellness] and former COO, @[216637428633:274:Black AIDS Institute])
Justine Gonzales: Los Angeles Transgender Advisory Council
@[82874291885:274:API Equality-LA]
Maria Roman: @[147049701977378:274:APAIT] advocate and counselor
Ari Gutiérrez Arámbula: @[186127594738289:274:Latino Equality Alliance] Co-Founder & Advisory Board Chair
Rabbi Denise L. Eger: Founding Rabbi, @[199282750237941:274:Congregation Kol Ami]

Joined by @[185336341029:274:GMCLA - Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles]; @[100001289291895:2048:Mitch O'Farrell], Los Angeles City Council; John Perez, Speaker Emeritus of the CA Assembly; @[665441795:2048:John Jude Duran], West Hollywood City Council; Richard Zaldivar, Founder and Executive Director, @[539676362760073:274:The Wall Las Memorias].

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Facebook IconJune 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

PST (Prevention Training Specialist) Mikaela Saelua @ Trans Pride L.A. LA Pride over the weekend.

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AT&T Pride 2016: Los Angeles

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Everyone is having a great time at the LA Pride event with AT&T #myacceptancemoment

Red Circle Project
June 12, 2016 at 8:58 am

Good morning, it is our understand that in light of the terror attack at the nightclub in Orlando last night - LA pride is on high alert (red). As of now the parade is still happening however if folks are not comfortable marching you are free to sit this one out. Please be safe and vigilant out there.

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Facebook IconJune 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — with Mikaela Saelua.

We're at CSU LA Pride, stop by the trans station and say hi!

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June 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Red Circle Project feeling optimistic at Downtown Women's Center.

Any woman that needs a safe space and a hot meal should know about this place. Trans women are welcome.

Red Circle Project
June 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Red Circle Project shared Seven Generations Child & Family Services-U.A.I.I.'s photo.

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. has sewing classes! Get a hold of our community member and find out more information!!

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Basic sewing class completed. Thank you for those who made this event a success. Next class open to the community is scheduled for June 28th from 5-7pm.

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June 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Red Circle Project shared One City One Pride's post.

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One City One Pride

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Facebook IconJune 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Red Circle Project will be marching with AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA, APLA Health & Wellness in the LA Pride parade this Sunday. If you are interested in marching with us, here is some information you will need:

APLA Marching Contingent will meet on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

• Enter at Fountain and Crescent Heights.
• Our Entry Number is 26 a.
• Our Meet Time is 9:30 AM

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June 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Red Circle Project shared LA Pride's photo.

The City of West Hollywood will suspend enforcement of permit parking for Pride Weekend from 4 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 to 11:59 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016. ALL METERED PARKING will be ENFORCED on Friday, June 10, 2016 and Saturday, June 11, 2016. Metered parking will not be enforced on Sunday, June 12, 2016 during the day of the Pride Parade. Attendees of festivities are encouraged to observe the boundaries of the City of West Hollywood; if parking occurs in the City of Los Angeles and/or the City of Beverly Hills, all parking restrictions must be observed.

Public Parking will be available at the following locations for a fee — $10 on Friday and Saturday; $20 on Sunday:
Friday and Saturday Special Event Parking Locations:
• Kings Road Parking Structure, 8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
• Hancock Parking Structure, 901 Hancock Avenue
Sunday Special Event Parking Locations:
• Kings Road Parking Structure, 8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
• Hancock Parking Structure, 901 Hancock Avenue
• La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot, 1043 La Jolla Avenue
• Orange Grove Lot, 1114 N. Orange Grove Avenue
• Spaulding Lot, 7718 Santa Monica Boulevard
• Pacific Design Center, Melrose & San Vicente (Enter off of Melrose)

Pride Ride will offer a safe and convenient way to get to and from Hollywood and Highland and to reach a destination in the City of West Hollywood during Pride Weekend. Pride Ride will run along Santa Monica Boulevard in a four-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.; on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; and on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. For a downloadable PDF route map with detailed information about schedules and stops visit http://www.weho.org/prideride.

Pride-goers may also take one of several Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus lines that connect to the City of West Hollywood, including: 4/704, 10, 30/330, 105/705, 212/312, 217, and 218. More information is regarding lines is available at http://www.metro.net and Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for Pride Weekend at http://www.metro.net/service/advisories.

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LA Pride

It happens tomorrow! Save some $$ by grabbing your tix online: http://bit.ly/1sPeJjN

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Calling ALL Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, Guardsmen, Family & Supporters. Come show your patriotism at the Los Angeles Pride Parade this Sunday 12 June 2016. AVER-GLAs is partnering with LA Pride and the VA to coordinate this year's Military Contingent which will lead the parade with the official color guard of Pride. Bring your friends and family, guaranteed fun for everyone.

Line up at 10:00 at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd & Crescent Heights Blvd in West Hollywood, CA. Meet up at marker #2, step-off is at 11:00 sharp. Please arrive early to find parking as it will be packed along the the parade route.

More info can be found at the FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/102584373496071/?ti=cl

After the parade enjoy the festival with a discounted ticket of $15 for all Veterans, and Military with proper ID at the main Gate. Price also good for Saturday at the festival as well.

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June 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Red Circle Project shared UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program's post.

Local LA Native American community member, Kevin Hale.

Congratulations!

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UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program

Chancellor Block will mention Kevin Hale in his speech at this year's College Commencement!

Here is an article (with video) about Mr. Hale graduating with a BA in Sociology (minor in American Indian Studies) and will be starting the MSW program at UCLA!

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Facebook IconJune 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Red Circle Project shared Mitchell Englander's Family Festival's event.

For our Northridge peeps!! This event is in your neck of the woods!

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Mitchell Englander's Family Festival

Mitchell Englander's Family Festival

More than 5,000 people are expected to gather at the Family Festival hosted by Councilmember Mitchell Englander on Saturday June 11, 2016 to kick off the Summer with a packed lineup of entertainment, free attractions, live performances for kids, and interactive activities for the entire family.

The festival will take place at Holleigh Bernson Memorial Park and community members will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with family and friends while enjoying live music by 70’s band Skin Deep followed by 80’s rock band Fast Times on the main stage. There will also be a kid’s stage with live performances by Reptacular Animal Show, A Faery Hunt, and Hoop It Up! Other activities will be featured throughout the park including Create Lab arts and crafts pavilion, face painting, balloon artist, giant slides, zip line, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping, obstacle courses, and a giant petting zoo.

The festival will have a beer garden and some of LAs top gourmet food trucks waiting to serve the community. Grilled Cheese Food Truck, LA Cake, La Panini Grill, The Surfer Taco, Slamin’ Sliders, Potato Tornado, Kona Ice, and more!

Parking for the festival will be available on Porter Ranch Drive through Tampa Ave and shuttles will be available from the parking lot on the corner of Porter Ranch and Rinaldi.

Thank you to Toll Brothers, Coldwell Bankers, Northridge Toyota and Farmers Insurance for sponsoring this great event.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

Red Circle Project updated their profile picture.

10 days to Pow Wow!

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Facebook IconJune 7, 2016 at 10:54 am

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Facebook IconJune 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

"During Pride we want to have a presence for Indigenous people who may be LGBTQ or two-spirit," said Two-Spirited People of Manitoba co-director Albert McLeod. "I think that it is important that people understand Canadian history and some aspects that were left out because of homophobia or transphobia."

McLeod said prior to residential schools in 1870, there was awareness among Indigenous people of LGBT people, but that later changed.

"It is documented through poetry or other writings," said McLeod. "But after that period there are very few references … I think the Indian Residential School not only affected Indigenous people, but Canadian society as a whole in terms of attitudes of trans or lesbian or gay people."

#indigenizingpride #twospirit

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/two-spirits-decolonizing-art-celebrates-lgbt-artists-for-pride-week-1.3611989

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Two-Spirits Decolonizing Art celebrates LGBT artists for Pride week

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Winnipeggers artists gathered at Thunderbird House Wednesday night to celebrate art from the two-spirited community.

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Facebook IconJune 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm

It's a beautiful day to be outside. We're here at the East LA Pow Wow, stop by and say hi!

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Facebook IconMay 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

Red Circle Project shared a link.

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FDA approves six month implant for treatment of opioid dependence

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Facebook IconMay 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Red Circle Project shared a page.

A shout out to RCP Program Coordinator, Michelle A. Enfield, who is in the movie Viva Diva about a Navajo trans* person who deals with the topics of LOVE, HIV/AIDS, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS and much much more.

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Viva Diva

Viva Diva is an upcoming short film.

Movie: 330 like this

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Facebook IconMay 27, 2016 at 10:16 am
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Join the Listening Session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on June 20 – Open Call for Speakers!

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On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The session will be conducted…

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May 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

Red Circle Project shared Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program's photo.

To all our Native peeps in Ganado, Arizona!!!

Get your HIV education on!!

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Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program

May 28 & 29, 2016
Ralph Johnson Memorial Rodeo
Ganado,AZ

Please join the campaign of changing unhealthy behaviors and choosing to live healthy without HIV and/or STIs. Get informed about HIV & STIs and get tested.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

The What’s Your Issue? Survey is closing June 1st!

What’s Your Issue? was created with and for youth to lift up the many experiences, concerns, dreams, and desires of young people across the country, so that we can be a part these conversations. This survey is for all of us! If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or gender non-confirming, if you are in or out of school, struggle financially, have disabilities, are undocumented, in foster care, have experience being homeless, targeted by police abuse, or caught up in the criminal justice system, this survey is for you! Our collective experiences are important and organizers, policy-makers, and educators need to listen up!

https://gccunyep.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elik6WePil91ZGZ

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Facebook IconMay 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Have you heard of PrEP? It is a pill that protects against HIV! Many gay men and trans women are at high risk of getting HIV, so if you feel like you need an extra layer of protection, you should definitely ask any healthcare provider in your life (including us here at Red Circle Project) about PrEP!

Natives have a high rate of HIV infection, which is scary, but PrEP is a concrete way we can STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV, especially within our community!

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PrEP: Introducing "The Protectors"

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Protect yourself from HIV every day. PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily medicine (taken as a pill) that helps you stay HIV-negative. Learn more at ww...

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Facebook IconMay 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Red Circle Project shared API Equality-LA's event.

Join us for a Trans 101 with API Equality, facilitated by RCP Prevention Training Specialist Mikaela Saelua

Meeting starts at 6:45pm in Downtown LA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/583662558460082/

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May General Coalition Meeting

May General Coalition Meeting

Join us for a Trans 101 workshop and discussion, co-facilitated by API Equality-LA member Mikaela Saelua!

The workshop will include a breakdown of the difference between sex, gender, and sexuality; an activity for participants to explore their own gender(s); and facilitated discussions of scenarios to show up as allies for transgender and gender nonconforming people.

We will also provide an update about the launch of TRANSFORM California, a statewide public education campaign on trans justice. We will close with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and general updates about API Equality-LA's recent and upcoming work.

Dinner is provided, please RSVP so have an accurate head count for ordering food: http://bit.ly/1QWPXCt

Date: Tuesday, May 24
Program: 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: AAAJ-LA Community Room, 1145 Wilshire Bl, 90017
(Parking available on roof lot off of Lucas Ave and ample street parking)

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Community Organizer, Andy Su, andy@apiequalityla.org.

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Accessibility Information:
The Community Room is accessible through our first floor entrance at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. The entrance is five steps up and also accessible by a ramp adjacent to the steps. If you are parking on the roof, there is an elevator through a door on the east side of our parking lot. Signs will be posted at both of these entrances.

There is a wheelchair-accessible gender neutral restroom right across the hall from the community room.

Chairs and tables will be provided for attendees. The meeting will involve some moving around to get into small groups but will mostly be seated, and there will be flexibility to adjust the exercises for any kind of body.

We recognize that our spaces need to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and highly encourage all participants to learn more about chemical sensitivities by reviewing this document (http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf) and to avoid using scented products before coming to the meeting.

Please be sure to respect people’s space and do not touch anyone (this could be a tap on the shoulder or approaching someone for a hug) without asking them first. Please also be mindful of pronouns and do not assume anyone’s gender identity - nametags will be available and folks can write their pronouns below their name.

We are working on making our space more accessible and recognize that we may not have provided all the necessary information. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly.

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API Equality-LA is a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBGTQ) rights and social justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. API Equality-LA envisions an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all LGBTQ API people can thrive. For more information about API Equality-LA, visit our website at http://apiequalityla.org/

If you want to see more events like this, please consider becoming a member of API Equality-LA at the following link:
http://apiequalityla.org/take-action/join-as-a-member/

Red Circle Project
May 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Hello Everyone,

The 2016 Youth Leadership Journey has been set for the week of June 20th to the 25th of this year. The Journey will take us up North to several Native Tribes and Organizations for the youth to interact with. The tentative itinerary for the trip is as follows:

June 20 - Bishop, Tribal Visit

June 21 - Owens Valley Center, Pauites

June 22 - Tuolumne - Hiking & other actvities, Tribal Visits

June 23 - Tribal Visits and Hiking & other activities

June 24 - Bay Area - Native Organizations & other activities

June 25 - Return to Los Angeles

We are looking for high school age youth, incoming sophomores to graduating seniors. The trip is designed to help urban youth experience how Native Tribes and Organizations work outside of the urban setting. They will meet Tribal Leaders and observe and hopefully participate in Tribal cultural events.

If you know of any youth that would be interested in this event please have them contact msaelua@apla.org ASAP so we can nominate them. The nomination forms are due on May 27th and applications will be sent to eligible applicants the following week. There will be a pre-program orientation on June 17, 2016 at UAII. The dates of the travel will be from June 20th to 25th.

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Facebook IconMay 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm

To help better inform the conversations you are having with community members, your friends, and especially your family, here is some date on HIV and the Native community.

http://www.nnaapc.org/doc/Native%20Highlights%20from%20the%202013%20CDC%20Surveillance%20Report%20final%20draft.pdf

http://www.nnaapc.org

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Facebook IconMay 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos — with Arianna Taylor.

Happy Pride Long Beach!

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

RCP group tonight was truly a wonderful experience. We talked about how we all navigate mental health in our lives.

What brings you peace in your life?

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Red Circle Project shared HIV DATF's event.

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Substance Use Disorder Providers & Sexual Risk Assessment

HIV DATF

This event was canceled.

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Native American Veteran Association (NAVA) Summit 2016. Learning how to better work with Native American Veterans.

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Red Circle Project added 5 new photos — at Cornerstone Theater Company.

Here at Cornerstone's "Second Helpings" event continuing conversations that were ignited at the "Urban Rez"

Some topics up for discussion currently: the federal government determining Native sovereignty, the community engagement process utilized by Cornerstone to develop the play, Native spirituality / religion, and what it's means to be an ally to the Native community.

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

DID YOU KNOW?
May 14-21, 2016, is American Indian Week in Oregon.
In her annual proclamation, Governor Brown encouraged all Oregonians to "...join in this observance and celebrate our rich heritage, consider the contributions of the First Oregonians as well as the recent contributions of all Native Americans here today to bettering our distinct and special state."

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May 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Red Circle Project shared Tinhorn Consulting, LLC's post.

Red Circle Project's Web Designer, April Tinhorn, from Tinhorn Consulting, LLC.

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Tinhorn Consulting, LLC

Wanna know the geekiest thing about our owner?

Read how "April Tinhorn brings First Nation insight and STEM skill to her business" at http://stemrules.com/an-it-instructor-a-manager-a-systems-expert-and-first-nation-stars-appear-in-a-gallery/5/

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Red Circle Project shared Transgender Health's event.

This workshop series is tailored for the transgender person that is seeking access to education and employment.

We provide:

*intensive case management
*work place readiness
*your work place rights
*navigating work place discrimination
*guidance with setting goals
*links to valuable resources to reach your goals
*job search support
*networking opportunities
*job search referrals specific to the Trans* community.

The series dates are:
Friday May 20th, May 27th, and June 3rd from 1-3pm.

To RSPV or for more information, please contact:
Queen Victoria Ortega
323-541-1600 ext. 1411
QVOrtega@wellchild.org

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St. John's Well Child and Family Center Trans Empower* Program

St. John's Well Child and Family Center Trans Empower* Program

This workshop series is tailored for the transgender person that is seeking access to education and employment.

We provide:

*intensive case management
*work place readiness
*your work place rights
*navigating work place discrimination
*guidance with setting goals
*links to valuable resources to reach your goals
*job search support
*networking opportunities
*job search referrals specific to the Trans* community.

The series dates are:
Friday May 20th, May 27th, and June 3rd from 1-3pm.

To RSPV or for more information, please contact:
Queen Victoria Ortega
323-541-1600 ext. 1411
QVOrtega@wellchild.org

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

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We're having a great time with the American Indian Counseling Center raising awareness about #mentalhealth in our community.

There's basket weaving, yoga, dancing, mental health resources, and delicious food. Stop by!

Liberty Park
19211 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
United States

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Red Circle Project shared SoCalMoms.com's event.

THIS WEEKEND!!

3RD ANNUAL
GREAT BIG FAMILY PLAY DAY & EXPO family festival & expo
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND, 2016, 11AM-4PM (or 9:30AM with Early Admission Pass)

Location: Griffith Park across from the LA Zoo at The Autry

Great Big List Of The Festivities:
- Live Music & Entertainment from Lisa Loeb Official, The BeatBuds, n8tivehoop presented by The Autry, The Hollow Trees, Kidsland Best Gear for Summer Travel Show, FabKids.com Summer Fashion Forecast, and more!
- Arts & Crafts Areaperiences from the best local kids entertainers including face painting, tattoos, balloon art, princess meet & greets, bubble making, music and morea
- Arts & Crafts, Build, Create & Imagine
- Kids Fitness Fun
- Golden State Gymnastics Obstacle Course Challenge
- Toddler Camp & CityMoms App Best of Local Play
- The Yoobi Art Bus
- Micro Kickboard Ride On Area
- Carnival Rides & Activities
- Pan for Gold with The Autry
- Free Kids Identification Cards with Hanna Chang, Licensed Agent with New York Life
- Baby Pavillion by BebePalooza and Berlin Wellness Group
- Snacks, Food Trucks, Drinks and special Cookout with Fork In The Road Foods, Whole Foods Market!
- Best of Schools, Camps and Programs
- Healthy Products & Services for families
- The Great Big Raffle
- And More!!

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3rd Annual SoCalMoms.com Great Big Family Play Day

3rd Annual SoCalMoms.com Great Big Family Play Day

Event Website:
http://GreatBigFamilyPlayDay.com

3RD ANNUAL
GREAT BIG FAMILY PLAY DAY & EXPO family festival & expo
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND, 2016, 11AM-4PM (or 9:30AM with Early Admission Pass)

Location: Griffith Park across from the LA Zoo at @[64899738552:274:The Autry]

Great Big List Of The Festivities:
- Live Music & Entertainment from @[5824531707:274:Lisa Loeb Official], @[489640421060463:274:The BeatBuds], @[1514144092170856:274:n8tivehoop] presented by The Autry, @[70376060509:274:The Hollow Trees], @[202042076595913:274:Kidsland] Best Gear for Summer Travel Show, @[273106259389998:274:FabKids.com] Summer Fashion Forecast, and more!
- Arts & Crafts Areaperiences from the best local kids entertainers including face painting, tattoos, balloon art, princess meet & greets, bubble making, music and morea
- Arts & Crafts, Build, Create & Imagine
- Kids Fitness Fun
- @[251926619755:274:Golden State Gymnastics] Obstacle Course Challenge
- @[311079432359735:274:Toddler Camp] & @[502663273185197:274:CityMoms] App Best of Local Play
- The @[757673547576365:274:Yoobi] Art Bus
- @[70432992027:274:Micro Kickboard] Ride On Area
- Carnival Rides & Activities
- Pan for Gold with @[64899738552:274:The Autry]
- Free Kids Identification Cards with @[1620957758160757:274:Hanna Chang, Licensed Agent with New York Life]
- Baby Pavillion by @[553690104732058:274:BebePalooza] and @[146256215393834:274:Berlin Wellness Group]
- Snacks, Food Trucks, Drinks and special Cookout with @[117400053885:274:Fork In The Road Foods], @[24922591487:274:Whole Foods Market]!
- Best of Schools, Camps and Programs
- Healthy Products & Services for families
- The Great Big Raffle
- And More!!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

This is happening tomorrow!

Come out and join us for a fun day of celebrating #mebtalhealth, #wellness, and #recovery. Lunch will be provided.

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Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Update on CSW LA Pride concerns.

"The Thomas email underscored critic allegations that the board was operating in secrecy with a disregard for community input, furthering calls for transparency and dialogue. It also raised questions about why the board has imposed confidentiality agreements on CSW board members."

http://thepridela.com/2016/05/la-pride-surrenders-to-community-demands/

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LA Pride surrenders to community demands - The Pride L.A.

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Breaking story: Dear LGBTQ Family, We heard you and we are sorry. As an LGBTQ community based nonprofit organization, Christopher Street West has strived to create an annual Pride celebration that brings our entire community, friends and allies together in celebration of the unique diversity that…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Who's ready for Long Beach Pride??!?!?!??

If you wanna march in the parade with APLA/APLA Health & Wellness, email Mikaela @ msaelua@apla.org ASAP and she will give you details.

http://longbeachpride.com/

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Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

There will be an in-service training on LGBTQ immigration and asylum at the next Transgender Service Providers meeting. Daliah Setareh, Senior Attorney, of the Legal Aid Foundation will be joining us to give an overview of the asylum process.

The training will take place on Thursday, May 26, from 10am-Noon at the West Hollywood Library Community Room.

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Facebook IconMay 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Check out the trailer for Firesong!

When a teenage girl commits suicide in a remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community, it's up to her brother Shane to take care of their family. Shane was supposed to move to the city for University in the fall, and he has been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him, but now everything is uncertain. Shane is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling to him from the city. He pushes through barrier after barrier, determined to take care of his mom and earn money for school. But when circumstances take a turn for the worse and Shane has to choose between his family or his future, what will he do?

https://vimeo.com/163449775

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Fire Song (Official Trailer)

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This is "Fire Song (Official Trailer)" by bigsoul on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

The commercialization of #cswlapride has been causing a stir in the LGBTQ community. What do you think about the changes this year?

"Criticism was immediate and has intensified over the scope of change being implemented on West Hollywood’s largest public event. Speaker after speaker said the changes downplayed the history of the LGBT struggle, minimized transgender people, minimized lesbian issues and was a move toward mainstreaming, or de-gaying, a festival that for decades has been a celebration of LGBT lives."

http://thepridela.com/2016/05/la-prides-conduct-unbecoming-draws-a-boycott/

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LA Pride's 'conduct unbecoming' draws a boycott - The Pride L.A.

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BY TROY MASTERS | The board of Christopher Street West, organizers of LA Pride, need to listen to Reverend Troy Perry. They haven’t even bothered to call the CSW co-founder to ask his thoughts about transforming the famous LGBT Pride parade and festival into a quasi-LGBT identified indy-style musi...

Red Circle Project
May 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Red Circle Project shared Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program's post.

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Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program

Looking for an HIV testing site on the Navajo Nation? Check out the CDC NPIN website for a list of organizations offering HIV testing, prevention, care and support services locally.
https://npin.cdc.gov/search/organization/testing/navajo%20health%20education?page=1

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Facebook IconMay 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Red Circle Project shared Mikaela Saelua's event.

FREE BBQ for Trans folks and allies happening this Saturday, May 14, 2016. Food prepared by none other than the beautiful ladies of APLA Health & Wellness' C.L.A.S.S. Program.

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CommuniTy BBQ - Lets Grub!

CommuniTy BBQ - Lets Grub!

The ladies of APLA Health & Wellness' CLASS program are hosting a BBQ for trans folks and allies living in Los Angeles and we would like for you to come :)

What is CLASS?
CLASS is a learning space for trans women living in the LA area to come together and critically analyze the world around us. We have covered topics such as the current Presdential race, images of trans people in media, and disecting the intersections of our trans identities with other aspects of who we are (i.e. race, religion, etc.)

As our year comes to an end, we'd like to share space with our CommuniTy, which is why we are hosting this BBQ!

Whats on the menu?
Chicken, Short Ribs, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Hot links, and Peach Cobbler for dessert!

Bring a blanket, we will be on the grass!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm

REGISTER INFO IN COMMENTS.

An Expert Primer on Transgender Care for Clinical Care Providers is presented by The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush University with the generous support of the Tawani Foundation and co-sponsored by UCLA’s Operation Mend, Nathanson Family Resilience Center and Center for AIDS Research HIV Health Disparities Core.

This provider training will include a special focus on the needs of Active Duty Military and Veterans by featuring insightful presentations from experts in the field and panelists sharing their experiences that explore:

Health disparities in the transgender community
Best practices in the treatment of transgender patients
The basics of medical transitions, including hormone therapies and surgeries, and the implications for other care
Psychosocial stressors, including those faced by transgender Veterans and Active Duty Military
Healthcare experiences of transgender patients and the implications for clinicians and providers

Reception to follow.

CEUs & CMEs are available!

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Facebook IconMay 10, 2016 at 12:28 am

Witness history done right.

"...none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislating identity, and insists that a person pretend to be something and someone that they are not, or invents a problem that doesn't exist as a pretext for discrimination and harassment...
let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades and others of you are still wondering how you could possibly live the lives that you were born to lead. But, no matter how isolated, no matter how afraid, and no matter how alone you feel today, know this: that the Department of Justice and indeed the entire Obama Administration, want you to know, that we see you. See stand with you and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward. And, please know that history is on your side..." - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch


http://youtu.be/qGcurCOBrZo

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Loretta Lynch's statement on North Carolina bathroom...

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory over the st...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Were having a great time sharing the message of #sexpositivity and getting people tested here at the #uclapowwow.

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Facebook IconMay 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Were having a great time sharing the message of #sexpositivity and getting people tested here at the #uclapowwow.

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Facebook IconMay 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

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STRENGTHENING our circle as Native people with our friends here at American Indian Changing Spirits.

Today we are TALKING about our emotional and mental well being, EXAMINING the things on the outside that affect us on the inside.

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May 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Our condolences to one of our own, Mel Masquat. We are thinking of you in this difficult time. <3

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

We got a shout out for our participation in the CSULA National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day event! Check it out :)

http://csulauniversitytimes.com/6402/lifestyle/university-celebrates-national-youth-hiv-aids-awareness-day/

University celebrates National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

csulauniversitytimes.com

To promote HIV/AIDS Awareness, the University hosted an informational and fun assembly in the University Student Union (U-SU) plaza on April 14. The event hosted games, free HIV testing, and free sexual education. The assembly was held just a few days after National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on A...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Hey folks, interested in a special opportunity to continue conversations from and about URBAN REZ and the Native community in Los Angeles? You are more than welcome to attend and offer your perspective. Its FREE and you can RSVP at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-helpings-urban-rez-audience-artist-conversation-tickets-25034157840?aff=eivtefrnd

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Second Helpings- Urban Rez audience + artist conversation

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SECOND HELPINGS is an exclusive event for URBAN REZ attendees. It is a special opportunity for audences to continue conversatons from and about URBAN REZ and the Native community in Los Angeles with Cornerstone artists, cast & crew and community partners. URBAN REZ- written by Larissa FastHorse and…

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Ayako Miyashita from LA HIV Law & Policy Project presenting at SPA 2 meeting at Valley Community Healthcare.

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Pride season is right around the corner folks, who's excited?!?

If you are able to, help this Two Spirit Society celebrate their heritage by supporting their efforts to have a float at the NYC Pride!!

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/25/two-spirit-society-seeks-help-join-nyc-gay-pride-2016-164245

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Two Spirit Society Seeks Help to Join NYC Gay Pride 2016

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The East Coast Two Spirit society is crowdfunding toUntil Two Spirit People are welcomed back into the Circle, it will remain broken - Support the ECTSS journey to NY's Gay Pride

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 4, 2016 at 11:26 am

Enjoy Interactive Group Discussion and Role Playing, Hiking Trails, Ropes Course and much more. Lodging, Meals, and Transportation to the Santa Fe Tree House camp will be provided along with a gift card. Lodging will be provided in the Santa Fe Mountain Tree Houses. Bring your blankets and personal toiletries. Restrooms and showers available.

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Native Brothers Camp Out

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Share Laughs, Make Friends, Create Change Native Brothers is a group empowerment and skills building session for Native gay/bi men living on the Navajo Reservation between the ages of 18 and 24 years old surrounding HIV/HCV and Substance Abuse Prevention. The sessions address factors that we face li...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

Quite an interesting point from a keystakeholder in our transgender communty:

"But what happened? What happened to TLGB? Maybe it's not my place to ask this. But I'm curious what's the message now?

Shouldn't we be more connected as a community now, ESPECIALLY now with all the hateful attacks on the trans community? Shouldn't we show the world during a celebration of love, unity, acceptance and PRIDE support to the trans community?

Again it's not my place. But I'm just thinking about my kiddo and what PRIDE means to her. #transyouthmatter #cswlapride"

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Facebook IconMay 3, 2016 at 10:26 am

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

APLA Health & Wellness Launches Groundbreaking PrEP Program at New South Los Angeles Health Center

RCP's very own Prevention Training Specialist, Mikaela Saelua!!

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

A great piece on #urbanrez, they even shouted us out! #Redcircleproject

http://la-explorer.com/visiting-urban-rez/

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Visiting the Urban Rez - La Explorer

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Urban Rez in an interactive play about the attempts of Native American Angelenos to form a tribe within 24 hours.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — with Kenneth Ray Ramos and 2 others.

Red Circle Project representing at the #urbanrez today! If you haven't seen the show, you're missing out, last showing is tomorrow at 2pm!

#decolonizedtheater

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm

The Urban Rez is open, last show for the night starts at 8pm!

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

The East LA / Northern-Southern Winds Pow Wow is no longer taking place today, new date is June 4 & 5.

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Facebook IconApril 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

LAPD is working on improving its relationship with the LGBTQ Community and we are proud to help bridge that gap.

There is a resource fair and empowerment focused workshops happening right now until 4pm, stop by if you're in the area!

817 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038.

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Cornerstone Theater Company
April 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

Cornerstone Theater Company
Facebook IconApril 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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URBAN REZ

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URBAN REZ.

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Facebook IconApril 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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URBAN REZ

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URBAN REZ.

Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Red Circle Project shared SourceFed's video.

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SourceFed

High school opens first gender neutral bathroom!

Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Red Circle Project shared National LGBTQ Task Force's post.

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National LGBTQ Task Force

Should your doctor be allowed to refuse to treat you or your child if you're in a same-sex couple?

A new Mississippi law, HB 1523 uses religious freedom to justify allowing doctors, psychologists, and counselors to opt out of any procedure or choose not to take on any patient if it's not in line with their beliefs. This law not only violates medical ethics--it may conflict with federal law.

We believe that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, by signing this heinously discriminatory law, is no longer fit to govern. Please sign our petition demanding Governor Bryant resign: http://quitPhil

Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Red Circle Project shared Lindsey Horvath's post.

Mayor Lindsey Horvath showing her support for all Angelenos.

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Lindsey Horvath

I was proud to stand with the #TransformCA coalition on Monday, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, to demand respect, support, and justice for all transgender people.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

From Mayor Lindsey Horvath
TOMORROW - Metro comes to West Hollywood!
Thursday, April 21
6-8 pm, Plummer Park

The City of West Hollywood Government will have a public meeting regarding the Crenshaw Metro Line.

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Red Circle Project updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Red Circle Project updated their profile picture.

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April 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Red Circle Project shared Los Angeles City College's photo.

The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge

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Los Angeles City College

The LACC Book Program invites LACC Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend: The Future of LGBT Equality in the United States. Professor Sears will share his thoughts on the current legal landscape facing LGBT Americans. Please join us for this insightful afternoon presentation.
Professor Brad Sears
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and flex credit is available.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

June 2, 2016 1:30 pm‐ 6:00 pm

An Expert Primer on Transgender Care
for Clinical Care Providers
with special attention to the needs of Actve Duty Service Members & Veterans

at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Auditorium, B Level

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Facebook IconApril 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Red Circle Project with Cheryl Kautzky.

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Facebook IconApril 18, 2016 at 1:04 am

Red Circle Project shared Transgender Law Center's event.

Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Happening today at 11:30am at the steps of LA City Hall!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600974373558039/

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Transform California Los Angeles Launch

Transform California Los Angeles Launch

Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Transform California is led by a coalition of over 30 organizations who have come together to lift up the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming communities so we can create a California that is safe for all.

On the First Street steps of City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by the following program particpants:

-Kris Hayashi, Transgender Law Center Executive Director
-Rick Zbur, Equality California Executive Director
-Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
-Gilda Valdez, Fight for $15 LA President and SEIU 721 Chief of Staff
-Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Board Member of TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Small business owner and athlete
-Shear Avory, Activist and community leader
-And many other community leaders!

In addition to the kick off rally at City Hall, there will also be a community Celebration that evening at Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) from 6pm to 8pm.

Please RSVP at https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA and invite your friends and family!

Transform California is led by an executive committee of the ACLU of Southern California, API Equality LA, Brown Boi Project, Equality California, GSA Network, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Center for Lesbian Rights, TransLatina Coalition, and Transgender Law Center.

The campaign is also guided by a steering committee that includes APAIT LA, API Equality Norther California, API Wellness Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Bienestar, Building Allies Together, Black Youth Project 100 – Bay Area, California Federation of Teachers, California Rural Legal Assistance, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, El/La, Familia:TQLM, Forward Together, Gender Health Center, Gender Justice LA, Gender Spectrum, Latino Equality Alliance, Our Family Coalition, Satrang, Somos Familia, TAJA’s Coalition, and TGI Justice Project.

¡Por favor confirme su asistencia en https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA e invite a sus amigas, amigos, y familia!

Acompáñenos en el lanzamiento de Transform California, una campaña de educación pública en todo el estado para promover la sensibilización, comprensión y aceptación de Californianos/as transgénero y de género no conforme.

En todas partes del país, hemos visto una ola de discriminación y leyes perjudiciales que apuntan a la comunidad transgénero. También sabemos que cada día, las personas transgénero enfrentan graves discriminaciones y hasta violencia directa.

Pero California tiene la oportunidad de ser una vez más un líder con respecto a temas de igualdad para todos y todas – de eso se trata Transform California – y queremos que usted sea parte.

Transform California es dirigido por una coalición de mas de 30 organizaciones que se han reunido para levantar las voces de las comunidades de personas transgénero y de género no conforme para que podamos construir una California segura para todas y todos.

En los escalones de la alcaldía en First Street, el alcalde de Los Ángeles, Eric Garcetti será acompañado por los siguientes participantes:

-Kris Hayashi, Director Ejecutivo de Transgender Law Center
-Rick Zbur, Director Ejecutivo de Equality California
-Gary Toebben, Presidente & Director Ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio de Los Ángeles
-Gilda Valdez, Presidente de Fight for $15 LA y Jefe de Personal de SEIU 721
-Rabino Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Propietario de un pequeño negocio y atleta
-¡Y muchas/os otras/os líderes comunitarios!

Además de la manifestación del lanzamiento en la alcaldía, también habrá una celebración comunitaria esa noche en Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) de 6pm a 8pm.

Información sobre Accesibilidad:
- Le pedimos a las personas que asisten a nuestro evento que usen poca o nada de fragancia para que sea un espacio accesible para personas con sensibilidad ambiental
- Ambos eventos son accesibles para personas con aparatos de movilidad
- Los eventos serán bilingües en español e inglés
- Habrá un intérprete de lengua de signos estadounidense (ASL, por sus siglas en inglés)
- Habrá personal de seguridad comunitaria presente en el evento
- Habrá agua en el evento

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

We're here the the CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow, stop by and get tested and you get a $5 gift card to In-n-Out or McDs, compliments of our friends at East Valley Clinic!

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"Thank you for the vital work you are doing to increase awareness of HIV status and prevent HIV in the transgender community. We have much work left to do, but by using proven prevention tools and working with the transgender community, we can reduce HIV infections and disparities among transgender people.

Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eugene McCray, M.D., is the director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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CDC Statement on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

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'Because transgender people, especially transgender women, are at high risk for acquiring HIV, there is an urgent need to expand HIV testing -- the ...

Levi SavesBear
April 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

Levi SavesBear shared a video to Red Circle Project's Timeline.

https://web.facebook.com/levi.bearsoldier/posts/1607314496260692

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Hey Bear - GOAL Tribal Coalition

FEDS GAG TRIBAL VOICES INCLUDING LONGMIRE STAR & SPIRITUAL LEADERS AT PUBLIC GRIZZLY MEETINGS

This is the story the Feds didn’t want you to read from the recent Cody and Bozeman “public comment” meetings, about the video they don’t want you to see. Due to abject racism at the previous two grizzly bear meetings in Cody – last April’s IGBC debacle where James Walks Along was manhandled, and last week’s Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. delisting rally that concluded with bigotry – tribal members submitted comments on video . . . this from Native News Online:

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials refused to screen a video featuring Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Longmire star Zahn McClarnon at a government organized grizzly bear delisting meeting in Cody, Wyoming on April 11. The meeting was held for FWS to gather “public comment” on its proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from the grizzly in Yellowstone, which would enable the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho to open trophy hunting seasons on the iconic bear that is revered as sacred by a multitude of tribes.

“It is a clear case of the US Fish and Wildlife Service choosing to suppress tribal voices. The First Amendment doesn’t come with a disclaimer that only white people who agree with you get to be heard,” says Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President, Tom Poor Bear, one of the speakers on the video.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/feds-gag-tribal-voices-including-longmire-star-spiritual-leaders-public-grizzly-meetings/

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Red Circle Project with Mikaela Saelua.

We're here at Cal State LA talking to students about the Two Spirit identity, preventing HIV and STIs, and practicing safe sex! #calstateLA

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