Mirroring the need for intersectionality and inclusivity in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, the People’s Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Counter Conference is a community-built space that aims to empower constituencies most impacted by HIV to be in control of the dialogue. The Counter Conference will happen in parallel with the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) as an alternative and accessible space for those who cannot attend the larger NHPC.
Over two days from Monday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 8, activists and advocates will host conversations at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta on the remaining shortcomings of NHAS and its recently released Federal Action Plan, as well as other crucial intersectional issues that may be missing from NHPC discussions. Sessions will center on not only raising issues and communities absent from NHAS, but be a vital space to plan collective advocacy work, prioritize policy issues and build power among communities ahead of changing federal leadership in 2016. Conversations in this space will be important in movement-building and creating stronger relationships in a truly inclusive movement led by the most impacted and vulnerable.
Although this event is open to the public, space is very limited! In order to cut down on costs and to make this free, we are prioritizing registration for sex worker advocates, transgender and gender non-conforming people, youth, communities of color and people living with HIV. Onsite registration will be available, but please pre-register below to guarantee your spot!
Partners and collaborators
include: ACT UP/NY, AIDS Foundation of Chicago,
Counter Narrative Project, Drug Policy Alliance, HIV Prevention Justice
Alliance, Human Rights Watch, the LGBT Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Positive Women’s Network - USA, SERO Project, Southern AIDS
Coalition, Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative, TheBody.com, Transgender Law
Center and the Positively Trans Project (T+), Treatment Action Group,
SisterLove Inc., U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus, Women With A Vision.
Conference space generously donated by the LGBT Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.