Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Mpowerment Summit 2016 | San Francisco CA

When: Wednesday and Thursday, April 27 and 28, 2106. 
Where: Mission Hall, Global Health Sciences Building.
550 16th Street, San Francisco CA. UCSF.
(parking and transportation options) (map)

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  • Summit Tuesday, pre-Summit meet-up hosted by the Bridgemen, Mpowerment (MP) SF. Tuesday April 26.
  • Summit Agenda:  Workshops, panels and sessions of note: hosted by coordinators of MPs across the country.
  • Mpowerment Summit 2012 video.
  • Registration is full.  Wait-list available.

United Black Ellument, Mpowerment Dallas TX


Summit-Tuesday. Pre-summit meet-up hosted by Bridgemen, MP SF.  
All participants are welcome to attend the Summit-Tuesday gathering in the Castro.

Where: Strut, 470 Castro Street, SF.  In the heart of the Castro. (map)
When: Tuesday April 26, 2016.  6pm - 7:30pm
Who:  Mpowerment Summit participants.
What:  Come, meet, schmooze and play with Mpowerment Summit participants the evening before the BIG event. 

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Bridgemen is a project of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Bridgemen, Mpowerment San Francisco CA


Summit Agenda:  Workshops, panels and sessions hosted by coordinators and supervisors of Mpowerment Projects across the country.

Wednesday April 26, 2016

8:30am - 9:15am     
  • Check in table
  • Mpowerment SWAG table (please bring safer-sex materials and Project swag to share).
  • Condom Bar presented by Color in Common Mpowerment Los Angeles CA.
  • Continental Breakfast.
9:15am - 9:45am Meet and greet -  "Dynamic Duos."

9:45am - 10:00am    Welcome, introductions and logistics.
Welcome, overview.  Susan Kegeles - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF

10:00am - 10:30am   Plenary Session - Mpowerment, High-Impact-Prevention and Capacity Building Assistance.  Making high Impact Prevention Possible. 
10:30am - 11:00am Q & A discussion

11:00am - 11:30am  Innovations #1: Mpowerment and PrEP
PrEP overview:  Matt Mutchler, California State University.
Mpowerment and PrEP.  Marcus C, The Q Austin, MP TX and Austin  / AIDS Services Austin and PrEP Access Project (APAP) collaboration. 

11:45-12:45pm  Lunch (provided)

12:45pm - 2:00pm Breakout Sessions A and B
Session A:  Organizing, sustaining and reinvigorating the Mpowerment Core Group.
Panel featuring:  
Stephen L, New Haven Mpowerment, CT /  AIDS Project New Haven CT; 
Ben A, The Mu Crew, MP Dayton OH / Equitas Health OH; 
Michael D the Bridgemen, MP SF / San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA.

Session B: Funding, organizational issues and community support for Mpowerment in the High-Impact-Prevention (HIP) Landscape
Ron Simmons, The DEMIN Collection, Washington DC / Us Helping us.
Dwain Bridges, The Evolution Project, Mpowerment Atlanta GA / AID Atlanta.

2:15pm - 2:45pm MP Innovations #2.  Mpowerment, HIV testing and Engagement in Care. 
Mario V,  Mpowerment Long Island NY / Pride for Youth NY.

3:00 - 3:30pm Break
Networking session (snacks)

Condom Bar presented by Color in Common.

3:30 - 4:45pm Breakout Session C and D

Session C:  Pilot testing new Mpowerment / High-Impact-Prevention activities 1:
New M-Group exercises / New 'living with HIV' group exercises.

Session DPilot testing new Mpowerment / High-Impact-Prevention activities 2:
New peer network group activities

4:45 - 5:00pm Day one closing / process evaluation

Thursday April 27, 2016

9:00 - 9:15 am    Breakfast
9:15 - 9:45am  Meet and Greet. Interactive Session hosted by the Bridgemen, MP SF.

9:45- 10:15am  Plenary Session: Mpowerment National Advisory Board:  Community-Based-Organization and Health Department perspectives on Mpowerment in the High-Impact-Prevention Era.

Stephen Fallon, Latinos Salud; Jonathan Radigan, Vermont Department of Health
10:30 - 11:00am Q & A discussion

11:10 - 12:15pm Plenary Panel:  Reaching Communities of Color. 

Travis W, The Denim Collection, Mpowerment Washington DC / Us Helping Us DC;
Jalenzski B, United Black Ellument (UBE), Dallas TX / Resource Center TX;
Leandro R, Latinos Commission on AIDS, New York City, NY.

12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00-1:30pm Plenary Panel: Mpowerment and reducing HIV stigma.
Jeremy T and Marcus C, The Q Austin, Mpowerment TX / AIDS Services Austin, TX.
1:30-1:45pm Q & A discussion

1:45 - 2:15pm Break
Networking session (snacks)

2:15-3:15pm Town Hall: What are the safer sex messages we are giving to participants?
Moderated by Greg Rebchook, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

3:30 - 4:30pm - Breakout Session G and H
Session G Mpowerment Outreach Best Practices (Venue Based Outreach, Formal Outreach Events and Publicity and Social Media).  
Mario C, Somos OC / AIDS Services Foundation Orange County CA;
Dale M, Color in Common / Los Angeles LGBT Center CA;
Taylor S, The Q Austin / AIDS Services Austin TX.

Session H:  Mpowerment National Advisory Board (NAB) discussion.

4:45 - 5:00pm Closing - evaluation
  • Brainstorming next steps
  • The future of the Mpowerment Project
  • Coalition building
  • Breaking down walls / barriers
  • Building a vision of Mpowerment for the future
Closing exercise

Mpowerment Long Island, New York City, NY



Waitlist available. This event is sold out, however you can be placed on a waiting list, should a space open up. To be added to the wait-list, contact Ben Zovod (415) 476-6428. E-mail:

The DENIM Collection, Mpowerment Washington DC


Save the Date Announcement 

We are happy to announce the Mpowerment Summit 2016. This meeting will be an opportunity for all of the CBOs funded under CDC’s 15-1502 FOA who are implementing Mpowerment (MP) to meet with the MP National Advisory Board (NAB), the original UCSF MP researchers and Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) providers, and other MPs from across the county.

The focus will be on enhancing MP implementation in the High Impact Prevention era—namely incorporating PrEP and engagement in HIV healthcare into MP.  As you probably know, we’ve done a lot of work in that area already, and many MPs are doing great things, but we haven’t had the opportunity to come together formally to discuss best-practices and to share innovative thinking.

We believe that MP coordinators and/or supervisors will gain the most from this summit. 

We have secured a block of downtown San Francisco hotel rooms and meeting space at UCSF on April 27-28, 2016.  Hotel rooms are available at Hotel Whitcomb for $139/night + tax.

We are excited about hosting this meeting and look forward to hearing from you!


The Q Austin, Mpowerment TX