Award-Winning Journalist, Soledad O’ Brien and Douglas M. Brooks, Former Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Gilead Sciences’, Senior Director for Community Engagement, was Honored at the Harlem United Boulevard Bash in celebration of 30 years of Hope, Health and Healing last Wednesday.
In honour of its 30th Anniversary, the organization hosted an 80’s themed gala at the Harlem United Boulevard Bash, on the campus of Columbia University at the Low Library Rotunda. The event was hosted by media maven, Bevy Smith. Special Honoree Soledad O'Brien was presented with the Community Champion Award by Harlem United, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to empower our youth and address social justice by bringing to the forefront narratives that affect underserved communities. Another honoree, Douglas M. Brooks of Gilead Sciences received the Impact Award for her commitment to the community while being a catalyst to changing HIV/AIDS awareness across the nation.
Following the formal awards program, Hip Hop Icon, Doug E. Fresh performed some of his greatest hits with music by DJ Ted Smooth.
ABOUT HARLEM UNITED
Harlem United has been providing hope, health & healing to New Yorkers for 30 years. Founded in 1988 to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Harlem United is a dynamic community-based organization devoted to improving well-being and diminishing social inequality by providing neighbourhood-based health care, supportive housing and responsive human service—regardless of race, socio-economic status, gender identity or sexual orientation. www.harlemunited.org