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Legislation #: 130208 Introduction Date: 3/28/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS, SHARP, MARCASON, WAGNER, REED, FORD, CURLS, TAYLOR, CIRCO, JAMES, JR. AND JOHNSON
Title: Declaring the week of March 4, 2013, as National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS in Kansas City.

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3/18/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/28/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 130208

 

Declaring the week of March 4, 2013, as National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Eric Williams has been fighting against HIV/AIDS in Kansas City and leading the faith community in the area of outreach to impact the lives of those infected and affected by HIV; and

 

WHEREAS, as the Chairperson of the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS in Kansas City, he has withstood opposition (even in the faith community) who did not understand this God-given mandate; and

 

WHEREAS, Pastor Williams has been successful over the years collaborating with Kansas City's AIDS Service Organizations, community organizations and the Calvary Community Outreach Network, to provide resources, education and needed services to the HIV community; and

 

WHEREAS, through his leadership, those living with HIV have hope, dignity and have received encouragement and compassion as they journey through this process; and   

 

WHEREAS, the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS in Kansas City is observed annually during the first full week of March and throughout that week, various activities and events targeted for people of all ages are hosted to educate and help reduce the stigma around this disease; and

 

WHEREAS, this year, Pastor Williams (along with his wife, Brenda) led a group of area youth in developing a full production of the drama entitled "The Lot" which was performed at the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare the week of March 4, 2013, as National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS in 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 Pastor Eric Williams with the recognition of the Mayor and Council for his dedication to the HIV/AIDS patients in our community.

 

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