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Legislation #: 050119 Introduction Date: 2/3/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Declaring February 7, 2005, as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day.

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2/2/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/3/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050119

 

Declaring February 7, 2005, as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day.

 

WHEREAS, African-Americans account for 13 percent of the U.S. population, yet make up 52 percent of persons diagnosed with HIV, and African-American children under the age of 13 represent almost two-thirds of the reported pediatric HIV cases in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, AIDS is the leading cause of death of African-American men aged 25 to 44 in the United States, and it claims more lives than diabetes or cancer in African-American women in the same age group; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department through HIV Services and their community partners: Good Samaritan Project, Rogers Health, Swope Health Services, KC Free, United States Department of Health and Human Services and Jackson County Office of Human Relations; have recognized and collaborated to address the need for education in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 150 community organizations in more than 60 cities across the United States, including Kansas City, will sponsor programs on February 7th to mark the fourth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City takes this opportunity to join with the efforts of HIV/AIDS organizations across the country to call attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to seek solutions to fight its spread in the African-American community; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare February 7, 2005, as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day in the City of Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to LaTanya T. Patton, Sherita Williams, Carl Fraizer, Georgia Nixon, Bill Snook, Effie Leonard, Nina Howard, Angela Williams, Clarence Williams III, Carla Gibson, Adrian Brisco, Sage Norbury, Miranda Lilly, Tommy Amico, Gail Brown Stevenson, Delores Jones, Kenneth Horne, Derrick Dydell, and Leon Hack which calls upon all residents of Kansas City to join in calling attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and supporting efforts to seek solutions to fight its spread in the African-American community.

 

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