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HIV/AIDS Empowerment Brunch Will Take Place at Café Reconcile

10:00 November 23, 2021
By: Burke Bischoff

December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, so make sure to show your support to those dealing with the affliction by attending an empowerment brunch in honor of World AIDS Day.

On December 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Café Reconcile, located on 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., will host DO IT FOR ME's inaugural HIV and AIDS Empowerment Brunch and Silent Auction. DO IT FOR ME is an organization founded by Jasmine Perkins-Pate in 2014, in honor of her late mother, Lisha Harris-Perkins, who died 25 years ago due to complications from AIDS.

One of the gifts that will be included in the silent auction will be a private dinner for two with Chef Melissa Hinton, who serves as a private chef to several NFL and NBA pro athletes. The event will also feature live entertainment from Caren Green, as well as Michael Hickerson, MSW, CSW, community activist and founder of the Red Umbrella HIV/AIDS Awareness March, who will serve as a guest speaker. Director of Volunteer Services for Crescentcare and NO/AIDS Task Force Doreen K. Tollerson will serve as a presenter.

DO IT FOR ME's mission is to inspire, empower, and connect the local New Orleans community in a united effort to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Tickets for the event cost $50 and can be purchased through

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