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Networking Sessions
On Monday, April 1, between 1:20 and 4:45 PM, AIDSWatch will host community meetings and networking sessions. With topics range from telling your story, to #UequalsU, to sex worker health, there is something for everyone! Take a look at the session titles and presenters below.

1:20 – 2:25 pm

HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Overdose Syndemic, Syringe Access Affinity Group – Cavalier A
Jada Hicks -, Frank Hood -, Greg Millett -, Rafi Torruella -

WTF What’s This Folder? An Introduction to Your Briefing Packets – Cavalier B
Nick Armstrong -, Emily McCloskey -

HIV & Aging - Protect People Living With HIV, Protect Medicare Part D – Concourse 1
DeeDee Chamblee -, Ronald Johnson -, Alex Smith –

The Power of Storytelling, AIDS United – Concourse 2
Julio Fonseca -, Adrian Neil, Jr. -

Southern AIDS Coalition/Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) meeting – Commonwealth Ballroom
NOTE: this session is from 1:20 – 2:40 pm
Nic Carlisle -, Aquarius Gilmer -, Carolyn McAllaster -, Susan Reif -

Bird-dog training: Raising HIV Demands with 2020 Presidential Candidates – Galaxy Ballroom
NOTE: this session is from 1:20 – 3:35 pm and on the 16th Floor
Christine Campbell -, Paul Davis -, Matthew Rose -

2:30 – 3:35 pm

Black Women and HIV! Is Love Greater Than Our Fears? What A Difference 90 Days Makes...– Cavalier A
Dr. Demisha Burns -, Dr. Helen Holton -, Valerie Rochester –

National Latino AIDS Action Network (NLAAN) – Cavalier B
Moises Agosto -, Edwin Corbin-Gutierrez -, Sergio Farfán -, Anselmo Fonseca -

#UequalsU: Understanding the radical message and movement – Concourse 1
Dr. Carrie Foote -, Cameron Kinker -, Davina Conner -

New Advocate Orientation and Coaching Session – Cavalier C
Barb Cardell -, Devin Hursey -, Ronald Johnson -, Arianna Lint -, Sable Nelson -, Malcolm Reid, Asal Sayas -, Andrew Spieldenner -, Mike Weir -

HIV Criminalization: Making the Tough Decisions, The SERO Project – Concourse 2
Tami Haught -, Pat Kelly -, Kamaria Laffrey -, Kevin Lish -


3:40 – 4:45 pm

Ending the Epidemic – but which plan? – Commonwealth Ballroom
A community dialogue facilitated by Alex Smith -, presenters TBA

Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS – Cavalier A
Barb Cardell -, Malcolm Reid -, Andy Spieldenner -

Trans Networking & Advocacy Session – Cavalier B
Keiva-Lei Cadena -, Sophia Kass -, Arianna Lint -

Organizing to End Black HIV NOW, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network, Inc. – Concourse 1
Venton Hill-Jones -, Sabrina Taylor -, A. Toni Young -

Sex Worker Health & Representation in a Post SESTA-FOSTA World – Concourse 2
Jada Hicks -, Christa Daring -, Matthew Rose -

“What’s the tea DMV?” A listening session for community members hosted by the Washington, DC Regional Planning Commission on Health and HIV – Galaxy Ballroom
NOTE: this session is on the 16th Floor
Derrick “Strawberry” Cox -, Jenne’ Massie - (Please email the program coordinator at or call 202-671-4930 with questions or concerns)


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