PWN-USA members and staffers are all over the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2014, happening this week at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA – we’re presenting, exhibiting, speaking, and more! If you’re at the conference, check out this guide to what, when and where PWNers will be sharing during USCA 2014.
Exhibits, Events, Seminars and Workshops
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except during plenary sessions), Exhibit Hall, Booth #619
Craftswomen and PWN-USA members Pat Kelly, Tammy Kinney and Stephanie Laster will be exhibiting and selling their works at Common Threads’ Made It Ourselves Marketplace, in the Exhibit Hall.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except during plenary sessions), Room 402/Level 4
Social Media Lab (not organized or staffed by PWNers, but may be of interest!)
The NMAC/AIDS.gov Social Media Lab is a space where you can get free, one-on-one training that is customized to your specific questions or needs – or come by just to charge your mobile devices! Book an appointment online or just stop by.
Thursday, October 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Sapphire Ballroom, Level 4
Opening Plenary Breakfast: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community: A Silent Epidemic
PWNer and international social media maven Maria Mejia will be part of a distinguished panel of presenters at the opening event of the conference.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 311 A, Level 3
Unspoken: Sexuality, Romance and Reproductive Freedom for US Women Living with HIV
PWN-USA’s National Training and Leadership Director Vanessa Johnson, and Reproductive Justice and HIV Legal Fellow Nerissa Irizarry, will present findings from PWN-USA’s groundbreaking 2013 report.
2:30 – 5:30 p.m., 300 A, Level 3
Digital Storytelling in the HIV Community – Multi-Generational and Multicultural Perspectives on Social Media Engagement
Maria Mejia will again present in a seminar session sponsored by Janssen Therapeutics.
2:30 – 5:30 p.m., 411 AB, Level 4
HIV is Not a Crime: The Latest Facts on HIV Criminalization and What They Mean to You
Iowa-based PWN-USA member Tami Haught, who led the advocacy effort to modernize her state’s HIV-specific criminal law, will lead this dynamic seminar.
Friday, October 3
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Aqua D, Level 3
Update: Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
PWNer Grissel Granados will join fellow PACHA members on the panel for this seminar on PACHA’s work since the 2010 release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and discuss how PACHA’s work pertains to many aspects of the epidemic.
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 2440 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (offsite event!)
An amazing San Diego-based women-focused HIV organization, Christie’s Place, is having an open house. Please consider checking this out – you will be inspired! Christie’s Place staff will be giving tours of the agency and talking about the services that we provide to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in San Diego County. Light refreshments will be served.
We are located about two miles from the conference venue in the Bankers Hill neighborhood just a few blocks from Balboa Park.
Here is a link with directions: http://goo.gl/maps/2G0T1
Saturday, October 4
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Aqua D, Level 3
An Online Mapping and Data Visualization Tool to Focus HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, and Care and Treatment Efforts in the Most Highly Impacted U.S. Cities
PWN-USA Board of Directors Chair and Vice-Chair Barb Cardell and Sharon DeCuir will be presenting about AIDSVu and how they use this online mapping tool in their advocacy and work.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Aqua AB, Level 3
Addressing the Effects of Violence and Abuse to Improve the Continuum of Care for Women Living with HIV
PWN-USA Executive Director Naina Khanna presents on this vital topic with Erin Falvey of Christie’s Place and Dr. Edward Machtinger, director of the UCSF Women’s HIV Program.
4:30 pm- 6:00 p.m., 204 A, Level 2
We can stop HIV … una conversación a la vez: Implementation of a national social marketing campaign to increase HIV awareness and encourage communication about HIV among Hispanics/Latinos
Maria Mejia is a member of the panel for this workshop detailing a new CDC campaign geared toward Latino families and communities.