Saturday marks the seventh annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the NAACP is hosting a public lunch and panel discussion at Coppin State University.

The day is coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It aims to raise awareness about impact the epidemic is having on women and girls.

The forum is open to the public and there are still tickets available. They can be reserved here

It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin’s Physical Education Complex & Multipurpose Gym, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore.

Discussion will center on prevention, education, and, advocacy among black women girls and how they can help tackle health disparities in their communities.

Panelists include:

+Shavon Arline-Bradley, national NAACP health director
+Dr. Thelma Daley, National Women in NAACP director
+Rev. Keron Sadler, national NAACP health manager+Debby Rock, Light Health CEO

Attendees are encouraged to wear red in solidarity with the HIV/AIDS advocacy community.