The AIDS Crisis After 30 Years
The Puck Building (295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP required
Building upon this year’s World AIDS Day theme, the event will bring together experts and practitioners from the fields of science, public health, public policy, and community activism to discuss how the HIV/AIDS epidemic generates an ever-evolving social and collective understanding of HIV/AIDS. Reflecting upon the almost immediate response of activists and artists, we wish to inform new activists in how to reinvigorate the public, policymakers, and the science and medical communities by deploying cultural, artistic, and deeply social responses once at the heart of the fight against the disease.
Moderator: Sean Cahill, Phd., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Wagner and Director of Health and Policy Research at the Fenway Institute.
Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of AVAC, Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
Catherine Hanssens, Executive Director and founder of the Center for HIV Law and Policy
Jaszi Alejandro, Youth & Diversity Programs, Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Cheikh Traore, Senior Policy Advisor, Sexual Diversity HIV Practice, United Nations Development Program
Imoh Colins Edozie, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Development and Social Transformation, in Nigeria
The event will begin with a panel discussion and then attendees will form interactive brainstorming groups to discuss provided scenarios that will allow them to posit questions to the speakers.