Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV activist Alicia Keys participated in the “Empowerment Experience” at the 2014 Essence Festival held in New Orleans July 4th.
Moderated by Melissa harris Perry, a panel of beautiful women discussed Love of Self, Family & Community: Empowering Black Women to Ends Aids.
Alicia has dedicated her work in philanthropy to the urgency of HIV/AIDS and launched the EMPOWERED campaign last year highlighting the power of women – as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, partners AND people living with HIV – to change the course of this epidemic. -KFF.org
I was thrilled to sit for a few minutes and listen to the array of encouraging stories & words of wisdom. And then… THIS happened. This musical genius was so kind to stop and smile for me as security rushed her through backstage. Thanks SO much Alicia!! 🙂 Enjoy the pics I snapped!