Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Celebrate the start of AIDS Education Month with the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony! Join us for hors d’oeuvres and great conversation as we present the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment and Justice  to Elvis Rosado and Lee Carson.”

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Elvis RosadoElvis Rosado

Elvis Rosado’s career is one that is prolific and far reaching. He is the Education and Outreach Coordinator as well as case manager for Prevention Point Philadelphia. His work at Prevention Point Philadelphia also includes coordination of the Latino teach education Program.  He has spent over 13 years as a volunteer at Prevention Point in many facets before being hired as an integral member of their team. Prior to this, he was a prevention Specialist in the Philadelphia school system for the seven years, where he taught kindergarten through 12 grade with a pedagogy that focused on everything from self-advocacy,  to Drug & violence prevention, to safe dating practices as well as job interview etiquette.

He has been a vital asset to Philadelphia, and to use his words “In all I have spent the larger portion of my life either in the system or working with the system to try and help a fellow human beings in any and every aspect of addictions, HIV, Hepatitis, homelessness, education, and better life choices skills.” With that we proudly honor him as one of our annual recipients of the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment, and Justice.



Lee Carson

Lee served on the board of COLOURS before serving as the Interim Executive Director in a part time capacity.  In addition to his work at COLOURS, Lee serves as adjunct faculty both at Temple University in the Graduate School of Social Work and also in the Behavioral Health and Human Services program at Community College of Philadelphia.  Lee also works part time as the Director of Training for The Ladipo Group.  Lee has served as the part-time Interim Executive Director since July of 2016. In addition to his prolific work in the community Lee has testified with LGBTQ and Aging advocates on behalf of LGBT elders in Pennsylvania. He has worked in the areas of HIV prevention and substance abuse rehabilitation in the LGBT population for the many years now. It is because of his tireless efforts and work we are overjoyed to honor him as one of our annual recipients of the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment, and Justice.

Location Details

Independence Visitor Center

Location Address

599 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106