National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

In Observance of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), Spoke and Connected Boston (Multicultural Aids Coalition) will present a hybrid discussion panel about arts and the health equity gap in the Latinx. a.e.o / Hispanic community. 

We invite you to join us for a delicious Latine dinner during the panel generously sponsored by New England AETC


  • Mental Health and HIV/AIDS 
  • Self-Image / Obesity 
  • Substance Use and HIV/AIDS 
  • Compulsive Gambling 
  • Homelessness 
  • Transgender Artist (Health and Equity) 
  • Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
    (We will have a Sexologist and Certified Counselor on the panel.) 
  • Wellness / Meditation / Alternative Care 


Odessa Dwarika 
Director of Programs & Services 
The Mass Council on Gaming and Health 

Fernando Velazquez 
Gallivan Foundation and Latinx Behavioral Health Workforce Development  

Ivan O’Farrell 

Jessica Tavarez  
Multicultural AIDS Coalition 
Artist / Entertainer and Peer Support 

WHERE: Connected Boston
56 Warren Street
Suite 201, Roxbury MA 02119

WHEN: OCTOBER 11, 2023

TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

If you can join us in person, RSVP with Raymond J. Rodriguez by emailing him at [email protected] or call/text him at 774-225-5366. 

If you are not able to join us in person, please join us on Zoom using the following link: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 824 3572 5819 

Passcode: 724902 


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