East Bay Getting to Zero

On December 4, 2020 in commemoration of World AIDS Day, 100 people came together to celebrate our collective resistance, resilience, strength and beauty with music, poetry, song and dance; honor people in the East Bay HIV community; and to share our draft of the 5-year East Bay HIV strategy. 

Please click here to learn more about the East Bay HIV strategic plan. If you joined this event, click here to share your feedback with us. 

Watch the recordings here:

East Bay World AIDS Day 2020: Commemoration & Performances
East Bay World AIDS Day 2020: Strategic Plan Presentation

Much gratitude for the talented and powerful artists, organizers and presenters who shared so much of their heart, time and skill with us:


  • Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar, EBGTZ organizer
  • Shorty Drake-Smith, Oakland LGBTQ Center organizer and MC
  • Dr. Demisha Burns, WORLD organizer and awards presenter
  • Ashley Trahan, RYSE organizer
  • Lania Watkins, Oakland LGBTQ Center organizer
  • Jesse Brooks, AHF, BASE and EBGTZ organizer
  • K. Nahid Ebrahimi, EBGTZ communications organizer


  • DJ Sunflower, music
  • Kanyon Sayers-Roods, land acknowledgement
  • Omega Chuckii, poetry
  • Arianna Salinas, song and dance
  • Kristina Harris, poetry
  • Yung Phil and Turfienz, turfing (dance)
  • Samuel Getachew, poetry
  • Nely Rivas, story  
  • RYSE Alphabet Group, video

Presenters for the strategic plan town hall

  • Ramon Jackson, Oakland TGA Planning Council co-Chair: Community messaging
  • Sami Lubega, EBGTZ, AETC and LifeLong Medical Care: Equity and key communities
  • Jesse Brooks, AHF, BASE and EBGTZ: Improving collaborations
  • Allison Coleman, Bay Area Community Health: Innovative service models
  • Ezra Bisom-Rapp, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital: Youth engagement
  • Judy Eliachar, AIDS Housing and Information Project: Housing initiatives
  • Moisés Cruz Jáuregui, EBGTZ and La Clínica: Spanish-language engagement

Questions and feedback generated by the town hall will be used to develop and revise the East Bay HIV strategic plan. Click here to read and provide feedback to the plan. The second draft of the plan will be posted on this website in January, and the final version will be released in February 2021. 

Thanks to the 200+ community advocates, leaders, organizers and front-line workers who have helped us develop and write the plan… and to all the artists who have given us food for our spirits and kept us true to our values of equity and healing!