AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

HRC Events

HRC's participation in the momentous AIDS 2012 conference includes:

AIDS Memorial Quilt hosted at HRC during July
Faith & AIDS 2012: Interfaith Pre-Conference
Faith Roundtable: Sexuality, Justice and HIV/AIDS
Panel Discussion: Stigma in Transgender and other HIV-Vulnerable Communities
Satellite Session: The Great TRANSformation
Community Gospel Concert
AIDS Quilt Reception at HRC
Forum Co-Sponsor with Whitman Walker Health
Participation in the Global Village
 

AIDS Memorial Quilt at HRC Headquarters

HRC will be one of approximately 50 sites around the city to display panel sections from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The display will be open to the public July 1-31.

Equality Center, Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 777-4723


Faith & AIDS 2012

Taking Action Together, Interfaith Pre-Conference
Howard University
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21

Dr. Sharon Groves, HRC’s Director of Religion and Faith, will be a featured speaker for a workshop titled, “Breaking the silence: faith work at the intersections of HIV and the lives of LGBT people,” Friday, July 20th at 3:30pm.

Learn more here.


Sexuality, Justice and HIV/AIDS: A Faith Roundtable

Bishop Yvette Flunder will facilitate a panel discussion with religious leaders from around the world that asks the question: "How does your faith inform the intersection of sexuality, justice and HIV/AIDS?"

This will not be a typical workshop but a Sabbath celebration on the eve of the AIDS 2012 conference. By centering us in our diverse and varied faiths and by reminding us of our human connections to each other—connections that cannot be severed by geography--Bishop Flunder will facilitate a conversation that will open our hearts as well as our minds. We will hear stories of struggle and healing from those with different experiences with HIV/AIDS, different sexual orientations and gender identities, speaking from distant corners of the globe.

HRC’s Director of Religion & Faith Sharon Groves will participate. Download the flyer here.

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cramton Auditorium
Howard University
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059


Panel Discussion at HRC Headquarters

HRC, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are sponsoring a panel discussion to provide a platform for strengthening the response to stigma in HIV-vulnerable communities in North and Latin America and the Caribbean, and to increase understanding of and commitment to gender-sensitive, evidence- and human rights-informed interventions targeting transgender people and other most at-risk individuals such as men who have sex with men (MSM).

Addressing Stigma in Transgender and other HIV-Vulnerable Communities

Opening Remarks:  Chad Griffin, HRC President

Moderator:  José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH, IAPAC

Panel members:
Rafael Mazin, MD, MPH, Pan American Health Organization
Anita Radix, MD, MPH, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
JoAnne Keatley, MSW, University of California San Francisco
Carlo Oliveras, International Treatment and Preparedness Coalition
Shane Snowdon, Human Rights Campaign
Moisés Agosto-Rosario, National Minority AIDS Council
Francisco Ruiz, MS, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
Chloe Schwenke, PhD, USAID

Saturday, July 21, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Equality Center, Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 777-4723


Satellite Session: The Great TRANSformation

HRC is participating in the AIDS 2012 Satellite Session “The Great TRANSformation: Towards a Holistic Approach for Healthier and Happier Trans Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Organizers include PAHO; UNDP; USAID; REDLACTRANS; AIDSTAR-One; WPATH; IAPAC; and Translatin@. There will be around 300 participants in the satellite session including members of the transgender community, HIV program managers, civil society representatives, technical and development partners, and researchers. HRC's Allyson Robinson will participate on our behalf.

This event is open to conference attendees.

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Room 7
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 249-3000


Community Gospel Concert

HRC is excited to be a sponsor of One Voice: Gospel Artists Respond to AIDS. Join gospel artists and choirs for rejoicing and a celebration of hope in our collective struggle against AIDS. This ticketed event limited to 500.

Find more information here.

Monday, July 23, 2012
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-9620


AIDS Quilt Reception at HRC

HRC is hosting panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in our downtown DC headquarters. These panels represent one of the world’s most powerful symbols of the public’s response to the AIDS epidemic.

HRC invites you to join fellow HRC members, HRC staff and our community allies in commemorating those who have died of AIDS, as well as the friends, lovers, and family members who have fought bravely alongside them, in a reception in the HRC Equality Forum.

Please RSVP here by Friday, July 20.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Equality Center, Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 777-4723


Forum Co-Sponsor with Whitman Walker Health

HRC has joined the Whitman Walker Health to co-sponsor “Return to Lisner” an event focusing on the current state of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

In April 1983, Whitman-Walker organized the first community forum in DC on HIV/AIDS at Lisner Auditorium. They are reprising that event, looking at the progress that has been made and the future of new medical advances. HRC is honored to be a co-sponsor of this event with Whitman Walker Health, which has been on the frontlines of the epidemic in DC since the earliest days.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
7:00 pm
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6800
Registration is required.


Participation in the Global Village

The AIDS 2012 Global Village is open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free. Check back soon for more details.