PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host the Campaign To End AIDS (C2EA) Southwest Regional Summit June 8-9 in the John M. Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The two-day summit will focus on: Developing active, dynamic grassroots advocacy networks organized and led by primarily by people living with HIV & AIDS, their allies, and loved ones; Prioritizing HIV & AIDS advocacy and policy issues and developing plans that influence decision makers to implement effective strategies that lead to improving health outcomes, decreasing new HIV infections, and protecting the civil/social rights of people living with HIV & AIDS; Joining the ‘We Can End AIDS‘ mobilization at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC and creating local events that focus on front-burner HIV & AIDS issues; and Utilizing AIDSVote in Arkansas and the Southeast United States.

The Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) is a diverse, exciting coalition of people living with HIV & AIDS, their advocates and their loved ones. The mission of the Campaign To End AIDS is to bring issues of those living with HIV/AIDS to the attention of those in power and demand that they exert the political will to help resolve them, and eventually work to stop the epidemic once and for all.

For more information about the summit or inquire about booth rentals, contact Letsie Bass at (870)575-7105 or