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Past events

A Special DIVAS Tribute to Sheryl Lee Ralph w/Jamecia Bennett feat The Sounds of Blackness 1:01:52

In the words of Miss Lawrence “Respect A Queen When You See One”. We proudly present a special tribute to Sheryl Lee Ralph with Jamecia Bennett featuring The Sounds of Blackness. Sheryl Lee Ralph has been at the forefront of raising awareness and helping to fight stigma related to HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses for over 3 decades! A host of friends, colleagues, and family take time to give their words and sentiments in honor of Sheryl Lee Ralph.

DIVAS Simply Singing! Virtual Gospel Brunch: Raising Awareness Through Inspiration 1:28:27

DIVAS Health Awareness Week concludes with a DIVAS Simply Singing! Gospel Brunch presented by Sheryl Lee Ralph and Gilead COMPASS Initiative. Sheryl Lee is joined by Shanell McGoy from Gilead Compass Initiative as our special co-host.

DIVA Conversations: Women & HIV Part 2 – Patients & Providers 53:17

‘DIVA Conversations’ explores the rich lineage of black women their history of advocacy and care for others. As black women are amongst the highest risk group for HIV infection in the South, this conversation is led by patients and providers who offer perspectives on the facilitation of care with an emphasis on self-care. Bethsheba Johnson moderates an uplifting and empowering conversation with DIVA Guests Nicole Becton Odum and Valerie Spencer.

DIVA Conversations: Women & HIV – Community Leaders & Activists 1:04:37

DIVA Conversations: Women & HIV – Community Leaders & Activists. Led by Atlanta’s first-ever Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Angelica Geter and joined by Gina Brown & Dr. Mauda Monger! ‘DIVA Conversations’ explores the importance of women knowing about HIV, knowing their status, and owning their health. This conversation includes the perspectives of powerful women in community leadership and activism. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms sits down 1 on 1 with Sheryl Lee Ralph for an important conversation! Live-streamed at DIVASSimplySinging.com Thurs Dec 3 8 pm ET/5 pm PT

Sometimes I Cry Monologues Pt 1 – DIVAS Health Awareness Week 1:10:52

Sometimes I Cry Monologues was written, performed, and toured around the world by Sheryl Lee Ralph about the lives of women affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. Now, the scripts have been revamped and performed by an All-Star Cast!

Sometimes I Cry Monologues Pt 2 – DIVAS Health Awareness Week 43:32

Sometimes I Cry Monologues was written, performed, and toured around the world by Sheryl Lee Ralph about the lives of women affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. Now, the scripts have been revamped and performed by an All-Star Cast!

AARP World AIDS Day Town Hall (DIVAS Health Awareness Week) 1:24:42

Dec 1st 8pm ET/5pm PT AARP and The D.I.V.A Foundation hosts a Live Streamed Virtual World AIDS Day Town Hall. Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, AARP’s Senior Advisor & National LGBT Liaison and Sheryl Lee Ralph will lead this dynamic discussion. Our panelists include Rae Lewis-Thornton, Phill Wilson, Hydeia Broadbent, and Bert Champagne.

30th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! Concert & Telethon 00:30

DIVAS Simply Singing! is the longest consecutive running HIV/AIDS benefit in the U.S. Now Celebrating 30 Years! Join us Sat Dec 5th 10pm ET/7pm PT as we broadcast LIVE on KTLA 5 Los Angeles and Live Streamed on KTLA.com and DIVASSimplySinging.com.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday

Gilead World AIDS Day Town Hall

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PT

Renewed Vision: Our Commitment to Helping End the HIV Epidemic: Discussion about how Gilead and members of the global HIV community are recognizing World AIDS Day as an opportunity to renew their shared commitment to ending the HIV epidemic. Through conversation structured around reflections on the concepts of language, identity, and history, the panelists will speak to the how leaders can support community renewal and recommitment to taking action to advance the goals and strategies for ending HIV. The program will highlight the importance of taking time to reflect on the progress that has been made and to consider how to look ahead to the coming year with a fresh perspective and renewed energy that will support action.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Cleve Jones
Maria Roman
Donte Morrison

AARP World AIDS Day Town Hall

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

Join AARP and The D.I.V.A. Foundation for a virtual World AIDS Day panel discussion on a range of topics, including aging, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19 and impacts on the Black community. Expert panelists will engage in a dynamic conversation and will provide their own unique perspectives and life experiences.

Presented by 

Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartay
Rae Lewis-Thornton
Bert Champagne
Hydeia Broadbent
Phill Wilson

Wednesday

Sometimes I Cry Monologues - Real Women, Real Stories about HIV/AIDS Part 1

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

Sometimes I Cry Monologues was written, performed, and toured around the world by Sheryl Lee Ralph about the lives of women affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. Now, the scripts have been revamped and performed by an All-Star Cast!

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Rae Lewis-Thornton
Benet Zahara
Jasmine Luv
Jamecia Bennett

Sometimes I Cry Monologues - Real Women, Real Stories about HIV/AIDS Part 2

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PT

Sometimes I Cry Monologues was written, performed, and toured around the world by Sheryl Lee Ralph about the lives of women affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. Now, the scripts have been revamped and performed by an All-Star Cast!

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Hydeia Broadbent
Jamecia Bennett
Sheléa

Thursday

DIVA Conversations: Women & HIV Pt 1 - Community Leaders & Activists

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

‘DIVA Conversations’ explores the importance of women knowing about HIV, knowing their status, and owning their health. This conversation includes the perspectives of powerful women in community leadership and activism.

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Dr. Angelica Geter
Dr. Mauda Monger, MPH
Gina Brown, RSW

Friday

DIVA Conversations: Women & HIV Pt 2 - Patients & Providers

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

‘DIVA Conversations’ explores the rich lineage of black women their history of advocacy and care for others. As black women are amongst the highest risk group for HIV infection in the South, this conversation is led by patients and providers who offer perspectives on facilitation of care with an emphasis on self care.

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Dr. Bethsheba Johnson, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC
Nicole Becton-Odum
Valerie Spencer, MSW

Saturday

DIVAS Simply Singing! Virtual Red Carpet & Preshow

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT

Hosted by Coco Maurice. KTLA 5 Digital Correspondent and daughter of Sheryl Lee Ralph. Coco highlights DIVAS Simply Singing! fashion and memorable red carpet moments over the years with surprise Celebrity appearances!

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30th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! Virtually - Concert & Telethon (Virtual / Televised)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PT

Sheryl Lee Ralph presents the 30th Annual Celebration of her Annual HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert with performances by Leslie Odom, Gloria Gaynor, Jenifer Lewis, Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway and more!

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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Kaj Goldberg
Kalen Allen
Jenifer Lewis
Leslie Odom
Lalah Hathaway
Kenny Lattimore
Anthony Hamilton
Mj Rodriguez
Doug Peck
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Stephanie Mills
Sheléa
The Clark Sisters
Miss Lawrence
Jody Watley
J’Nai Bridges
Gloria Gaynor
Thelma Houston
Oleta Adams

Sunday

DIVAS Simply Singing! Virtual Gospel Brunch: Raising Awareness Through Inspiration

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

Details Coming Soon!

Presented by

Sheryl Lee Ralph
Dr. Shanell L. McGoy

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