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The intersection of COVID 19, HIV, and Social Justice. From the individual to the collective
Thursday, June 24th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Director of Treatment,
National Minority Aids Coalition
Moisés Agosto-Rosario is a longtime treatment advocate and educator for people living with HIV and AIDS. A frequent public speaker and writer in both English and Spanish, Mr. Agosto-Rosario has played a crucial role in ensuring that communities of color have equal access to care, treatment, and lifesaving information and has won numerous awards for his work with the HIV community. He is currently the Director of Treatment for the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in Washington DC. Previously, he worked as project manager for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) with the HIV Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness, a Tides Foundation project. He was responsible for all programs in the Caribbean, Latin America, West/Central Africa, and East Africa in this role.
Trans Latinas Transcending in the midst of a marginalizing society
Friday, June 25th | 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Description: This panel discussion will focus on describing the needs and issues of trans Latinas who live in the US, how their work is transcending barriers, while at the same time through their resilience and work, these trans women are contributing for trans people to have better qualities of life including more equitable health outcomes.
The Role of Faith Leaders in Ending the HIV Epidemic
Friday, June 25th | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Description: The role of faith leaders in communities of color is not only sacred, but a bond that extends beyond generations. Faith communities learn ways of living through life challenges using biblical and other religious teachings. This panel discussion brings together faith leaders who will share insight on ways to decrease stigma of those living with, or at risk of contracting HIV in the faith community, analyze the intersectionality of spirituality and sexuality, provide methods to increase awareness of possible discriminatory practices among faith communities of color (without regard to race, gender, or sexual orientation) with the goal of eliminating the HIV epidemic.