PIH Engage Media Sweep: May 2017

The second edition of the PIH Engage Media Sweep highlights important announcements including Training Institute registration and team transition details. We also want to showcase the amazing Strides in Solidarity events that have happened since the April Sweep and provide resources to keep you engaged during the summer months!


Important Announcements

2017 Training Institute


What is the Steering Committee?

  • The PIH Engage Steering Committee (SC) is composed of 12 individuals from the Engage network, organized into Co-Chairs and Lead Organizers.
  • The SC supports the network on advocacy, fundraising, and community building with guidance from PIH staff.
  • The SC runs monthly cohort video calls to facilitate collaboration among teams. Cohorts are usually organized by region. 

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Strides in Solidarity Highlights

The University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Young Professionals teams raised $4,772, almost three times what they raised last year! They had a band, the school mascot, raffle prizes, and prizes for top finishers and the top fundraiser.

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The Tufts University team raised $1,825 despite rainy weather – way to go!

The Binghamton University team hosted a Rave Run!

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The University of Georgia team held a Songs in Solidarity with a great crowd!


The Fordham University team’s Songs in Solidarity event sounded like a blast! They had awesome food, the bands rocked, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. They had great advertising, including an article in a campus newspaper.

The Brown University team hosted Strides in Solidarity on April 26th to raise awareness for PIH’s work in Neno, Malawi.


The University of Vermont team hosted a Supper in Solidarity: it was the first event the group planned and was quite successful! The team is excited to use this type of event in the future as it builds a presence on campus.

Meetings with Congress

April 13th: The Vanderbilt team met with Senator Bob Corker's (TN) office to discuss PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB programs, and urged Sen. Corker to issue a public statement.



April 18th: Members of the Brown University team met with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (RI) office to voice their support for PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB programs.


April 19th: The Duke team met with Congressman David Price, a member of the Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Price pledged "full support" for PEPFAR and U.S. commitments to global health equity.


April 28th: The Northeastern University team met with Senator Elizabeth Warren's (MA) State Policy Coordinator to discuss PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB funding. The team is following up with hard asks after confirming support from Warren’s office.

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Want to organize your own meeting? Click here for tips and a guide for meetings with Congress!


April 18th: The Binghamton University team gathered to make calls in support of PEPFAR!


April 19th: Friends gathered at the City College of NY to call on senators to #ActtoEndAIDS


Josh Kalter published an Op-Ed: Skinny Budget: Trump's Proposal Makes The World Sick Again

April 22nd: Shout out to the CCNY, New York YPs, and Fordham teams for their participation in the March for Science in NYC!


Advocacy Materials including the LTE toolkit can be found here!

Community Building

The University of Hawaii at Manoa team hosted its 2nd Annual PIH Engage Convention on April 6th.


Ancito Etienne of Lynchburg College was selected for The Robert C. Macauley Caring Award for his leadership with Partners In Health Engage on campus. Our mission of fighting injustice is vital – keep up the good work!


The Binghamton University team collaborated with the Dzidefo Africa Choir for the West African Healing Through Music event. The event featured a discussion with professors Dr. Titilayo Okoror and Dr. Elikem Nyamuame. The team provided a sampling of traditional West African food including jollof rice, chicken stew, sweet potatoes, and fried plantains.

Summer Learning

Summer is here, but these suggested readings will keep you and your team engaged until the Fall!

Reminder: there are numerous resources and materials available on the PIH Engage website!

Free Online Courses

Book Lists

Documentaries and Videos

Article of Interest

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Questions? Have something you want to see in the next Media Sweep?

Contact Community Building Co-Chairs

Paulina Lange ( and Vincent Lin (


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