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AIDS United at NAESM 2018!

From January 18th – 21st, the NAESM Leadership Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA. The conference is a venue for the new generation of HIV public health professionals to collaborate, innovate, and help shape the future of African-American MSM/YMSM public health matters; A venue to present, discusses, and examine social determinants of health in the context spirituality, religiosity, and faith through the perspectives of black gay men.

AIDS United is presenting a leadership track at the conference, Blaze Your Trail: Generation Leadership. Ranging from topics of conflict resolution to wellness strategies for leaders living with HIV, the sessions will prepare new and emerging advocates with knowledge and tools to have a positive impact on their communities through hard skills development, shared experiences from our experienced leaders, and dedicated time for challenging, change-oriented conversations.

The AIDS United presentation schedule is listed below or you can download it here. View the full NAESM 2018 agenda here.

All presentations will be held in Concourse A

Thursday, January 18

  • 10:00 am: A Candid & Complex Conversation on the Realities of Leadership Among Black Gay Men
    Moderators/Facilitators: Adrian Neil Jr. (AIDS United) and Venton Hill-Jones (AIDS United)
    Panelist: Jesse Milan (AIDS United), Dr. Robert “Bobby” Hilliard, Jr (AIDS United Board Member), Yolo Akili Robinson (BEAM), Michael Everett (ETR and Intimacy and Colour), Cody Lopez (Community Cares Project)

  • 2:30pm: Who Cares? Self-Cares!! Navigating Wellness Strategies for HIV Positive Leaders
    Presenters: Adrian Neil Jr. (AIDS United) and Kelly Stevens (AIDS United)

Friday, January 19

  • 10:15 am: Succession Planning: Organizational Stability & Leadership Development
    Moderators/Facilitators: Zach Ford (AIDS United)
    Panelist: Minister Rob Newells (Executive Director for AIDS Project of the East Bay), Larry M. Lehman (Positive Impact Health Centers), Rachel Gibson (Consultant)

  • 12:00pm: Pathways to Effective Conflict Resolution
    Presenters: Kelly Stevens (AIDS United) and Adrian Neil Jr. (AIDS United)

  • 3:30pm: Policy & Advocacy: How to Develop New Leaders and Drive our Message
    Presenters: Carl Baloney Jr. (AIDS United) and Ramon Gardenhire (AIDS Foundation of Chicago)

Saturday, January 20

  • 10:15am: Developing Strategies for Effective Communication
    Presenters: Adrian Neil Jr. (AIDS United) and Kelly Stevens (AIDS United)

  • 12:00pm: Nurturing the Next Wave of PLHIV Leaders
    Presenters: Daniel Driffin (Thrive SS) and Mark Anthony Hughes (Brothers United)

  • 3:30pm: Stepping Up: Strengthening Organizational Capacity to Support Trans Leadership
    Presenters: Tori Cooper (Positive Health Impact Centers)



Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, January 10, 2018



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