World AIDS Day: A Time to Pause, Honor, and ResolveLectures & Discussions
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:30 – 5pm EST
Each December the world pauses to observe World AIDS Day, honor those affected by HIV and resolve to end the epidemic. Despite all the pharmaceutical tools available to stop new infections and halt the progression of HIV to AIDS, those benefits are not being equally shared across racial, ethnic and regional groups of people in the United States. Ending the HIV epidemic requires a commitment to reaching those at greatest risk of contracting the virus and removing the stigma, social and economic barriers that culminate in continued transmission and lack of access to health care. This World AIDS Day our guest speakers will take stock of the U.S. HIV AIDS epidemic, celebrate those working to end the epidemic, and assess the work yet to be done.
- Linda Villarosa, contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and author of "Under the Skin" (2022)
- Rebecca Kahn, MA, RD, LD, Director of Nutrition Services at Food & Friends
- Naseema Shafi, Chief Executive Officer, Whitman-Walker Health
- The conversation will be moderated by Eugene Scott, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post
The 3:30-4:30pm panel discussion will be followed by conversation, light refreshments, and a book signing from 4:30-5:00 pm.
Linda Villarosa will sign copies of her book, "Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation." Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Ground Floor, Q?rius: The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
Natural History Museum