Stigma, when associated with HIV, another medical condition, mental illness or disability, prevents a person from seeking evaluation and treatment, disclosing the diagnosis to those most likely to provide support, and following treatment guidelines. Health related stigma destroys human dignity.
Our 2020 International Conference on Stigma will be held on Friday November 20, 2020. The theme will be “FACES OF STIGMA” and we will be exploring intersectionality and holding leadership training!
Click HERE to learn about the Whitman Walker Sponsored after party event!
Clergy click HERE for Scholarships to attend the International Conference on Stigma! SORRY- These are small scholarships and cannot fund international travelers.
From our 2019 attendees:
“Saxophone player was awesome!”
“Performances helped me see that I’m the way I am and will not let others put me down because of it”
“There is some denial concerning progress in educating the public about stigma. This conference is proof of progress”
“It gets better every year”
“Young panelists were fierce for being open, honest, and well informed”
“Glorious passion around stigma reduction”
“I liked the combination of scientific research and personal stories, because the former provided evidence to change policy while the latter was the human element that changes hearts”