2015 Houston Heroes in the Struggle!
Here's your chance to nominate your favorite 2015 Heroes in the Struggle! Nominations are now open and we need your help in identifying deserving individuals, organizations, and other groups so we can recognize them for their outstanding contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Houston, Harris County, and Fort Bend County.
For the past 15 years, the National Black AIDS Institute has produced Heroes in the Struggle, a photographic exhibit of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Since it's debut on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2001, the Heroes In The Struggle exhibit has traveled around the country, raising awareness, challenging individuals and institutions to get involved in their communities, and generating critical conversation about HIV testing and treatment.
Bee Busy, Inc. will introduce a local version to select ‘Heroes’ from Houston and the surrounding areas. Please nominate someone to be recognized for excelling professionally and personally through innovation, perseverance and leadership in the HIV/AIDS community. The winners will be honored at the Heroes in the Struggle nominee reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 3, 2016 (just before National Black AIDS Awareness Day) in the Auditorium of the newly renovated Julia Ideson Building, (550 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77002) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Heroes -- inducted at an annual ceremony -- reflect the diverse and exceptional ways that people can and are fighting HIV/AIDS. The men and women profiled in the exhibit are celebrities, athletes, politicians, people of faith, doctors, people living with HIV/AIDS and community advocates.
Below are brief descriptions of each award with links to the nomination form. Please submit as many nominations as you would like. Nominations will be accepted through October 7, 2015, and winners will be announced in February 2016.
Nominations will open until midnight on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Darcy Padgett and Bee Busy have a mission to stop the AIDS pandemic by engaging and mobilizing institutions, leaders and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.
By showcasing examples of heroism from all walks of life, Heroes in the Struggle helps galvanize African Americans and others to focus and commit to overcoming this epidemic.
Sponsorships, including cash and in-kind, talent and silent auction items are being sought for this red carpet event, which attracts over 500 influential people, including celebrities, elected officials, and the community.
Click here, to download your nomination form. For more information, call Lynn Page, 832-352-7406.
Please fax completed nomination form to: 713-774-8850 or email to HITS@beebusy.org
Each year new Heroes are added to the exhibit. Past heroes include Coretta Scott King, human rights activist and leader (2004) and President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States (2010).
What does it take to be a Hero?
The nominees must have contributed or showcased examples of heroism from within communities of African descent, Heroes in the Struggle, stirs up African Americans and others to refocus and recommit to overcoming the epidemic by generating critical conversation about HIV testing and treatment.
What fields are required?
To be valid, all nominations must contain your reason, however brief, for nominating the individual or organization and a means of contacting the nominee. In addition, while anonymous nominations will be accepted, ideally we'd like to contact the nominating parties in case we need further information.
Who can submit a nomination?
Anyone may nominate a potential 2015 Heroes in the Struggle Award recipient, and you may nominate more than one recipient. You may also nominate yourself or your organization. Please submit separate forms for each nominee.
Who is eligible for a Hero in the Struggle Award?
Nominations may be individuals, systems, or organizations in the private or public sectors.