Agenda

November 22, 2013

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8:00 Registration, Exhibits and Refreshments
8:45 Welcome and Greetings

Keynote: Jeanne White Ginder, AIDS Activist and Mother of Ryan White

9:30 PLENARY SESSION I: GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE STIGMA

Moderator: Lisa Fager Bediako

Speakers:

Barbara Aranda-Naranjo PhD., RN, FAAN, Director, Division of Training and Capacity Development, and Jessica Xavier, MPH HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
Bambi Gaddist, DrPH, Executive Director, South Carolina AIDS Council
Nancy Murphy, NP, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health
J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Rev Canon Gideon B Byamugisha, Convener, Global Working Group on Faith, SSDDIM & HIV; Brown Foundation Fellow & Visiting Professor of Political Science University of The South, Sewanee- USA ,Lecturer-In-Residence, FOCAGIFO Hope Institute for Transformational Leadership & Development, Kampala, Uganda

12:00 LUNCH / Poster/ Table viewing
1:15 Afternoon Keynote Darius Mans, Ph.D., President, Africare
1:35 PLENARY SESSION II: STIGMA: RESEARCH UPDATES

Moderators:Ryan Olson and Aparna Jain, Futures Group

Nelson Varas-Diaz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Social Research at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Roger McLean, MS, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

Laurel Sprague, Regional Coordinator, The Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America, Lecturer, Political Science, Eastern Michigan University Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Dereje Teferi, Director, Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services


Regan Hoffman, Policy Officer at UNAIDS and former editor and Chief of POZ Magazine

3:05 BREAK
3:20 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONSTRACK 1: FROM THE GAY YOUTH GANG MEMBERS OF CHINATOWN TO HOSPITAL HALLS: HIV, STIGMA AND THE UNEXPECTED LIVES OF G/L/B/T YOUTH IN DC Coordinators- Erin Snowden/Michael MancillaTRACK 2: ENDING AND DEFENDING AGAINST HIV CRIMINALIZATION

Moderator: Rashida Richardson

Coordinators: Rashida Richardson/LisaBediako/Vanessa Johnson

TRACK 3: MENTAL HEALTH

Moderator: Evelyn Tomaszewski, National Association of Social Workers

TRACK 4: HOW IMPROVED HEALTH LITERACY AND WELLNESS CAN REDUCE STIGMA

Coordinators: National Minority AIDS Council and Black AIDS Institute

TRACK 5: MAMI TO ME: FORGING FOOTPRINTS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

Coordinator: Ebony Johnson, The Women’s Collective

4:50 Closing Segment and Call to Action

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