Project Namuwongo Zone B

Local artists to SLAM AIDS

Washington, DC: SLAM AIDS, a nationwide advocacy and fundraising campaign of Project Namuwongo Zone B (PNZB), is coming to Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. The goal of SLAM AIDS is to raise $50,000 to provide life-saving anti-retroviral medication to people living with AIDS in Uganda.

SLAM AIDS DC will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2005 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Room DC, 2321 18th Street, NW, in Adams Morgan.

The event will showcase local talent in slam poetry, dance and music. SLAM AIDS DC performers include Daniel (DJ Moose) Ssebowa Musisi, Charneice Fox, Chris August, Ito, Lamot Carey, and Emoni. Delrica Andrews will host the event, which will also feature original paintings by Ugandan artist Alice Ireta.

General tickets cost $25; student tickets cost $15. Advance tickets may be ordered online at www.RelieveZoneB.org. Guests planning to attend and pay at the door should RSVP to info@relievezoneb.org. There is a $5 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door. All proceeds of SLAM AIDS events will benefit PNZB's .HIV/AIDS medication program in Namuwongo, Uganda.

SLAM AIDS events will also be held in Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

Project Namuwongo Zone B (PNZB) is a community-based, sustainable development and humanitarian aid organization based in Washington, DC with staff in Kampala, Uganda. PNZB is under the umbrella of the Human Relief Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.RelieveZoneB.org.


NZB and Ugandan North American Association Form Partnership

Kampala, Uganda: Project Namuwongo Zone B (PNZB) and the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) have partnered to mobilize resources and increase the visibility of Uganda.

PNZB and UNAA will accomplish these goals primarily through PNZB's Student Global Ambassadors (SGA) Program, which engages American college students in advocacy, leadership, cultural education/understanding, and sustainable development in Uganda. The SGA program provides the opportunity for students to spend time in Uganda experiencing hands-on learning through interaction with the people of Namuwongo Zone B. Student global ambassadors also meet with government officials and community leaders to learn about health, peace and reconciliation, development, trade, and education in Uganda.

"The commitment to Uganda by the PNZB staff and student global ambassadors is gratifying and encouraging," said Rosette Serwanga, UNAA president. "These young leaders not only work to improve the lives of people in Uganda today, but they are laying the seeds for friendships and relationships to grow in the future. UNAA supports and believes in PNZB's mission."

UNAA will support the PNZB SGA program, and various initiatives undertaken by the students, including an international youth summit held in Uganda in summer 2005 and expansion of the HIV/AIDS medical treatment program in Namuwongo.

"PNZB greatly appreciates UNAA's support and looks forward to building a strong, symbiotic relationship," said Jeremy M. Goldberg, PNZB co-founder and executive director.

Project Namuwongo Zone B (PNZB) is a community-based, sustainable development and humanitarian aid organization based in Washington, DC with staff in Kampala, Uganda. For more information, visit www.RelieveZoneB.org.

The Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) is a not-for-profit corporation created for Ugandans living in North America to strengthen economic, social and cultural, philanthropic ties between Ugandans and Americans. For more information, visit www.UNAAnet.com.


Project Namuwongo Zone B
Jeremy M. Goldberg
Co-Founder/Executive Director
PO Box11007
Washington, DC 20008
tel: 202-365-0556
mobile: (202) 365-0556

Jerry W. Bird