March 4 - 14, 2010
"Dancing with the Clown of Love" - An Exploration of Life & Love in the Age of AIDS
This program was the culmination of an important collaboration between Rhodessa Jones and The Women's HIV Program(WHP) at UCSF. For the past 2 years, Ms. Jones has worked with a group of HIV-positive women, that include women from WHP and the Family Service Network, to explore their experience with love and life and to express their personal stories through spoken word, performance, dance and music. The result was transformational for the women invovled and an inspirational performance. A link to a video of the performance will be coming soon!
April 23, 2010
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco's premiere contemporary ballet teamed up with the Women's HIV Program at UCSF to dedicate its performance on
Friday, April 23, 2010 to the issue of HIV in minority women. Alonzo King LINES Ballet is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a proufound sense of shared humanity - of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The evening featured a pre-performance reception and an after-performance Q&A with Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dr. Edward Machtinger, Director of the Women's HIV Program. All funds raised for the evening's performance benefited the Women's HIV Program.
2008 15th Anniversary Celebration - "Living Proof"
We are pleased to announce that our 15th Anniversary Celebration--Living Proof--was a huge success! Performances included Rhodessa Jones and The Medea Project, Bonnie Hayes, and Linda Tillery. Special awards were given to Barbara Rodgers, Susan Shea, and Cassandra Steptoe. Thank you to all those who supported and attended this special event.
Photos from the 2008 Event:
|This year's event was held at the lovely Ruby Skye in downtown San Francisco.||Mike Earhart (Executive Committee Chair) with Barbara Rodgers (Honoree).|
|Special Performance by Rhodessa Jones and the Medea Project.||The Medea Project on stage.|
|Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamore of Cultural Odyssey.||Edward Machtinger, MD, and Susan Machtinger, Advisory Council member and Event Chair.|
|Nancy Milliken, MD, Edward Machtinger, MD, and Honoree, Susan Shea, FNP.||Linda Tillery & Bonnie Hayes.|
Edward Machtinger, MD, and Susan Shea, FNP
Event Photography by Clifford Ng. & David Fischer ©2008
2007 Annual “Grow to Be” Fundraiser
We are pleased to announce that our 2007 Annual “Grow to Be” Fundraiser, featuring a performance by Tracy Chapman, was a success!
Photos from the 2007 Event:
|Barbara Rodgers, (event emcee), Tracy Chapman (who sang beautifully at the event), and Edward Machtinger, MD, Director of WHP.||Barbara Rodgers addressing the crowd.|
|WHP Executive Committee Member, Michelle Odom.||WHP Executive Committee Members, Mike Earhart and Toni Gripper.|
|Honoree, Mia McCarter, and her mother, Donna McCarter, along with Tracy Chapman (middle).||Nancy Milliken, MD, Vice Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, and WHP Executive Committee Member, Fran Meckler.|
|Ruth Greenblatt, MD, founder of WHP and WHP Executive Committee Member.||Tracy Chapman and Donna McCarter.|
|Edward Machtinger, MD; Erin Burkett; and Mike Burkett, lead singer of NOFX and owner of Fat Wreck Chords.||Susan Shea, NP; Brandon Norris; Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD; Executive Committee member, Nancy Hessol; Ruth Greenblatt, MD; and Beth Chiarelli.|
Event Photography by Clifford Ng. ©2007