Stop, Think, Act: An All-Ages AIDS Empowerment Workshop

Hey Northeast Pennsylvania! Stop, Think, Act: An All-Ages AIDS Empowerment Workshop is coming to Scranton, PA on March 7, 2013.

This free event is being held in celebration of National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day to shed light on the disease’s often overlooked impact on women and girls.

Join us at United Neighborhood Center’s Progressive Youth Center on 414 Olive Street between 6 and 8 for free:

  • HIV and STI screenings
  • F-Stop exhibit opening
  • educational demos
  • food and refreshments
  • contests and prizes


Deadline Extended: F-Stop Photo Contest

Scranton-area Instagrammers, 35 millimeter-ers, and future Cindy Shermans: We’re calling on you to help stop AIDS with nothing but a lens and a little imagination.

With AIDS awareness as your muse, shoot a few G-rated photos and enter to cop a spot in “F-Stop: Ending AIDS One Pixel at a Time,” an 11-photo traveling exhibit. The exhibit kicks off on March 7 at Stop, Think, Act, where one lucky winner will be chosen to win a picture-perfect grand prize.


Some things to ponder:

1. Photos must be sent to by March 5 at 11:59 pm. You must include in the email your name, address, phone number, and, if you’re under 18, age. If you’re feeling affectionate, give your photograph a name, too.

2. No person can submit more than tres (three) photos for consideration.

3. AIDS awareness takes many forms, and so should AIDS awareness photography. That’s why digital photo editing is permitted, as are coloring, filters, text, high dynamic range (HDR) images and any other tricks you got up your digital sleeve.

4. Photos with recognizable person(s) will not be considered unless a signed F-Stop Release Form is submitted with the photo. A form must be received for each person pictured. If the person pictured is under 18, their legal parent/guardian must sign. Use the information on the form to submit a form via fax or mail. If fax machines and snail mail give you the jeebies, simply take a clear picture of a completed printed form and email it along with your undoubtedly awesome photograph.

5. After judging, only eleven of the freshest photos will be selected to comprise F-Stop: Ending AIDS One Pixel at a Time. The traveling exhibit will kick off at Stop, Think, Act, where one grand prize winner will be chosen to reign supreme. Be warned: The grand prize winner must be present to win.

6. If you’re running low on inspiration, mosey on over to the SafeTeens Tumblr. Until March 3, we’re topping off each week with Thursday and Friday AIDS awareness articles, artwork and photography.

7. Wanna be a lawyer? Check out the Official Rules.

Stop, Think, Act is provided by Maternal and Family Health Services, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA and The Wright Center for Primary Care and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. For more details, please see our press release.