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United Voices: Raising Awareness Through Song and Word

Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 11, 2016

RICHMOND: 3rd ANNUAL UNITED VOICES: RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH SONG AND WORD, an event sponsored by The Renewal Projects and Diversity Richmond in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, took place on February 7 from 3-5 p.m. at the 31st Street Baptist Church at 823 North 31st Street.

United Voices featured regional celebrities who read local testimonies of Richmonders surviving and thriving after their HIV diagnoses. Guest speakers will included: Senator Donald McEachin, CBS 6's Antoinette Essa, "Miss Community" Clovia Lawrence, Peter Paul Development Center Executive Director Damon Jiggetts, Seventh Street Memorial Baptist Church Pastor Micah Jackson, NBC 12 Vice President Kym Grinnage and the Honorable Cynthia Newbille. Local musical groups will also donated their time and talent to the cause, The Ingramettes, Gospel Gents, Levitical Priests, Monument City Music's Richmond Men's Choir and the 7th Street Baptist Church Choir. For more information on the United Voices event or on the Renewal Projects, visit the website at and for information on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit the website at This was a free event.