Deadline for submission: October 8, 2021
Health-related stigma refers to negative attitudes and beliefs that cause people to fear, reject, avoid, and belittle people with certain illnesses or conditions. It involves labeling people as “different.” Stigma is a major problem for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, genetic disorders, and many other health conditions. Despite medical advances in HIV care, the virus continues to spread due to lack of treatment. It is our belief that we need to acknowledge and address stigma as a barrier to prevention and treatment.
We would like to invite you to submit original artwork in the form of artistic paintings, drawings, essays, poetry, videos, songs, or any art medium surrounding the topic of stigma. Prizes will be awarded, and winning pieces may be featured at the 12th International Conference on Stigma to be held at Howard University, Washington DC on November 15-19th, 2021 (combination of in person and virtual). The theme this year is: Trauma…Recovery…Healing
Please forward your creative work or questions to Patricia Houston at: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 202-865-4578, or submit below:
Submission deadline: October 8, 2021