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Covid 19 Vaccination Project



Quinton Reynolds former lead organizer for Trans(forming) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution stating his reasons for why he decided to receive the COVID 19 vaccine.

Covid 19 Vaccination Project Ambassador Meeting

Community Ambassadors from Trans(forming), Men Stopping Violence, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity met to share best practices and encouraged each other to continue to spread the word and to men and male identified folks about the importance of getting vaccinated to protect all our communities.


If you live in Metro Atlanta and/or surrounding areas and you are interested in becoming a Community Ambassador, please email [email protected] for more information.


This was made possible with funding from the Centers For Disease Control and in partnership with Community Catalyst.


CFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2021

CONTACT:

Cash Lord

[email protected]

Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) Awarded $100,000 in CDC Funds to Increase Adult COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Rates

Education and outreach work will address vaccine inequities and advance health equity

(ATLANTA, GA) – Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) have been awarded $100,000 to fund outreach and education efforts focused specifically on building vaccine confidence among cisgender, trans, intersex and gender non-conforming men of color, primarily focusing on Black men. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with Community Catalyst, the project aims to increase understanding of and trust about COVID-19 and influenza vaccines among adults at highest risk of infection and death from these illnesses.

The initiative comes amid a concerning rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant and significant disparities in vaccination rates in historically underserved communities of color.

“We want to upend those aspects of male socialization and training that undermine our wellness,” says Dr. Spencer Murray, Project Manager. “By taking care of ourselves - by getting vaccinated - we’re creating safer communities and taking care of our loved ones.”

The project will focus on areas of DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton counties that are ranked as “very high” on the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index. Among other activities, Men Stopping Violence and Trans(forming) will facilitate community discussions about wellness and vaccinations among men and male identified people in these areas. According to a 2020 report, Black Americans are two times more likely to trust a messenger of their own racial or ethnic group in their community.

About Men Stopping Violence:

Men Stopping Violence is a 39-year-old social change organization whose mission is to engage men and communities to take action to end violence against women.

About Trans(forming):

Trans(forming) is an inter-generational, metro Atlanta membership-based organization led by and for Trans, Intersex, Gender non-conforming, and Non-Binary persons, who were “wrongly” assigned female at birth (AFAB).

Our vaccine flyer discusses why members received the COVID-19 vaccination.

The back of the vaccine flyer gives information on where the community can go to get vaccinated.