Invitation Only Sponsor Event | Thursday | 20 June 2019 | 7:00 PM | Sacred Heart Cultural Center
The President's Soiree is a very special thank you to our devoted Augusta Pride Sponsors and Honorees.
This year's event will feature hors d'oeuvres by Berry's Catering and Floral and a hosted bar.
A donation at the Pearl Level or greater, by June 15, will land you on the guest list.
Friday | 21 June 2019 | 6:00 PM | Augusta Common
Dr. Cheryl Newman is our Grand Marshal for 2019!
A graduate from the Medical College of Georgia as her class’s valedictorian, Dr. Newman was one of the first physicians to care for people that were afflicted with AIDS in the 1980s. Dr. Newman helped create the first protocols that focused on improving health and empathy for those seeking care.
She has been instrumental in Augusta University’s Ryan White Program since its beginnings in 1991 and expansion in 1995, eventually becoming the Medical Director in 2015. The Ryan White Program exists to overcome barriers and ensure access to health care for people living with HIV. She is known for her dedication, expertise, and kindness – empowering her patients to prosper, even when some shunned them.
A researcher as well, Dr. Newman’s efforts conducting clinical trials of antiretroviral therapy have been beneficial to the many who need these life-saving drugs to survive and thrive beyond an HIV diagnosis. Her studies have also included treatments for Hepatitis C and PCP pneumonia - as well as focusing on the disproportionate HIV incidence in women of color.
Her continuing efforts obtaining grant funding and conducting numerous studies over her 30 years as a doctor have greatly improved the lives of many in our community, for which we are grateful. We honor Dr. Newman, who’s juggled raising three children - while caring for many of our loved ones - as Augusta Pride’s 2019 Grand Marshal!
Ms. Augusta Pride, Naomi Starr Van Michaels
Mr. Augusta Pride, Austin St. James
The parade will line up on Jones Street, betwen 10th and 11th Streets, and start promptly at 10:30 a.m. We will march from Jones Street; south on 11th Street to Broad Street; east on Broad Street; north on 8th Street. Marchers should continue on to the the Festival grounds from Reynolds Street while floats can return to Jones Street for cleanup.
Saturday | 22 June 2019 | 11:00 AM| Augusta Common
|11:30||Welcome with MC Jay Jefferies|
|Music by DJ Visonz|
|Noon||Sean van der Wilt|
|12:45 PM||Nicole Roberts|
|Mr. Pride, Austin St. James|
|1:45 PM||Carla Cox|
|Ms. Pride, Naomi Starr van Michaels|
|2:00 PM||Josh Zuckerman|
|2:45 PM||Trinity K. Bonet|
|Music by DJ Visonz|
Photo - Chris Bannochie
Sunday | 23 June 2019 | Parliament Resort
Round out your Pride Weekend poolside at the Metropolis Complex.