Gatekeepers, Goals and Gutters: HIV Prevention Justice under Obama
Posted Mar 31 2009 12:00am
Gatekeepers, Goals and Gutters: The Emerging Political Landscape for HIV Prevention Justice under the Obama Administration
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:30 - 8:30 PM
LGBT Community Center 208 West 13th Street (btwn 7th/8th aves.), NYC
Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided
As the first months of the new Congress and Obama Administration draw to a close, is there light at the end of the HIV/AIDS prevention tunnel?
After years of the desk sitting empty, we now have a well-respected AIDS advocate serving as head of the Office of National AIDS Policy. The head of FDA is a needle- exchange fan. The new and rearranged members of Congress have found their footing, and already have beaten back proposals to keep funding abstinence-only.
But can the changes we need happen in a time of economic turmoil and competing priorities?
New avenues of power are being formed, and this panel will help you learn how to navigate them effectively as advocates for HIV Prevention Justice.
Join CHAMP & The Center for analysis and discussion with organizers among leaders in policy analysis and advocacy.
Speakers Include: Kelly Castagnaro - International Women's Health Coalition Allan Clear - Harm Reduction Coalition Myisha Patterson-Gatson - Black AIDS Institute
Moderator: Kali Lindsey - National Association of People living with AIDS