Agenda 2015

8:00 Registration, Exhibits and Refreshments
8:30 am Musical Invocation, Poem
G
reetings
S
ohail Rana, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University
“Looking Inward, Moving Forward”
9:10 am PLENARY SESSION: LOOKING INWARD, MOVING FORWARD
S
peakers
Megan McLemore J.D., L.L.M.
, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
Sean Strub, Executive Director, The Sero Project
Martha Sichone-Cameron, BA. Ed, MPH, Director of Policy & Advocacy Programs, The Women’s Collective, Washington, DC
Anton Best MBBS, MPH&TM, MPA, Senior Medical Officer of Health (CD) | HIV/STI Programme | Ministry of Health, BARBADOS
Gloria Addo Ayensu, MD, Director, Fairfax County, Virginia, Department of Health Questions and Answers  
11:25 am Keynote Address
Hydeia Broadbendt,
International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian
11:45 am5 LUNCH
Posters and Exhibit Tables
12:45 pm Promising Futures Youth performance, Blackburn Center Ballroom
1 pm Personal Perspectives
Cecilia Chung,
Senior Strategist, Transgender Law Center, San Francisco, CA
Rodney McCoy, Jr, Health Educator, Nova Salud, Falls Church, VA
1:30 pm
CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSION I                  

TRACK 1: Challenging Stigma Across Identities: Finding Commonalities &   Developing Action Plans
Coordinator: Loretta Jay, Executive Director, B Stigma-Free

Panelists: Melinda J. Watman, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, Board member & Weight Bias Committee Chair, Obesity Action Coalition
Patrick Hendry, VP of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services, MHA
Denise Spivak, Director of Member Relations & External Affairs
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Laurin Hodge, MS, IS (cand.), Executive Director, Mission: Launch, Inc.
Loretta Jay, MA, Executive Director, B Stigma-Free

TRACK 2: Not Alone: Insights for Individuals Dealing with Stigma and Shame
Moderator/Coordinator: David Fawcett, LCSW
Panelists
Mark S. King, Activist and blogger (Myfabulousdisease.com)
Walter Faggett, MD, Pediatrician, Senior Project Director, W Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute
Linda Scruggs, MHS, Director, Ribbon Consulting Group
David Watt, Mr Friendly HIV anti-stigma campaign

TRACK 3: “Women at Risk, Black Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”, A brief documentary film and discussion
Coordinator/Moderator: Valerie Cummings
Panelists
: Martha Sichone-Cameron, BA. Ed, MPH, Director of Policy & Advocacy Programs, The Women’s Collective, Washington, DC
Ruby Amagwula, BA, Speaker, Activist, Advocate and Co-Founder, Good Orderly Directions
Justin Wooley,
Marketing Consultant, Minority Health and HIV   Prevention

TRACK 4: Framework for Developing an Effective HIV Ministry
Coordinator/Moderator: Reverend Todd A. Brown, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Chesterbrook (McLean Va.) and Community Health Specialist for the Fairfax County Health Department
Panelists:

Rev. Keron Sadler, MDiv, Manager of Health Programs, National Headquarters, NAACP

Dr. Agorom Dike, Executive Director, Caribbean and African Faith-based Leadership Conference

Bishop Shirley Holloway, Senior Pastor of Kingdom Word and Worship Centers

TRACK 5: Using Routine HIV Screening to Combat Stigma
Location: Classroom 148/150
Coordinator: Bernadine Toye, Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Speaker: Natella Rakhmanina M.D., Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

3:00 pm BREAK / REGROUP
3:20 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSION II

TRACK 1: Role of Media in Stigma
Coordinator: Lisa Fager Bediako and Rod McCoy

TRACK 2: Not Alone: Insights for Individuals Dealing with Stigma and Shame
Moderator/Coordinator: David Fawcett, LCSW
Panelists
Mark S. King, Activist and blogger (Myfabulousdisease.com)
Matthew Weissman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Walter Faggett, MD, Pediatrician, Senior Project Director, W Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute
Linda Scruggs, MHS
, Director, Ribbon Consulting Group
David Watt, MrFriendly HIV anti-stigma campaign

TRACK 3: “Women at Risk, Black Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”, A brief documentary film and discussion
Coordinator/Moderator: Valerie Cummings
Panelists
: Martha Sichone-Cameron, BA. Ed, MPH, Director of Policy & Advocacy Programs, The Women’s Collective, Washington, DC
Ruby Amagwula, BA, Speaker, Activist, Advocate and Co-Founder, Good Orderly Directions
Justin Wooley,
Marketing Consultant, Minority Health and HIV   Prevention

TRACK 4: It’s a Different World: #AnyoneCanGetIt 2.0
“Breaking the Stigma in the Black Community.”

Coordinator: Joell Royal, MSW

Moderators: Joell Royal, MSW (Howard University), Maranda Ward, MPH (Promising Futures)

Featuring: Mary Bowman, poet, singer and activist

Panelists:  Qaeera Anderson, Student, Howard University

Natnael Abate, Student, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

Hydeia Broadbent, International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian

William Clayton, Student, Howard University

Kirsty Fontaine, Advocates for Youth

William Harris, Student, Howard University

RoriAnn Nalls, Student, Howard University

4:50 pm Call to Action and Closing Remarks
Sohail Rana, MD

 

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