RENT Movie Screening 3/21 for NNHAAD

March 6, 2024

2024-NNHAAD

In honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, KBFPC and our co-hosts Ninilchik Community Clinic and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s I Know Mine are hosting a FREE screening of the musical movie RENT:

Thursday, March 21

Doors 5:30pm, Educational Talk 6:00pm, Film 6:30pm

Homer Movie Theatre

This iconic musical, set in New York City’s East Village in the early 1990s, features a group of young creatives struggling with their careers, love lives, and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. The 2005 movie musical/drama is rated PG-13, and runs 2h 15m.


National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV. The theme for 2024 is “It’s All Relative – Our Experience Makes a Difference.” For more information visit: https://www.nnhaad.org/

ANTHC/I Know Mine is hosting a National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Giveaway Contest, with a 2-3 minute survey: https://www.iknowmine.org/hiv-quiz/

Another learning resource related to Alaska Native HIV Awareness is the documentary Breaking the Silence, Strengthening the Spirit, about how the Native Village of Kiana responded to one of the first community members to disclose their status to the larger community, Frank Moose, as told by his sister, Selina Moose. You can also read more about Moose’s story in this 2006 POZ Magazine article: https://www.poz.com/article/The-Tribe-Has-Spoken-7353-4542

 


KBFPC’s participation in this event is made possible by support from Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) with funding provided by the Alaska Department of Health’s Healthy & Equitable Communities program, part of the Alaska Division of Public Health.