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Panic in the Pandemics: HIV and COVID
December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
World AIDS Day 2021
Panic in the pandemics: HIV and COVID
Wednesday December 1
A virtual event, 6-7 pm
2021 marks 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. PCAF will honor World AIDS Day this year by reflecting on the intersections of two pandemics–the HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us for a live and interactive one hour online program featuring a curated panel discussion reflecting on historical and current events and the personal, community, and global impacts that result.
We’ve all been impacted by HIV and COVID-19. How each of us is impacted depends on our lived experiences, the privilege and power we hold or don’t hold, access to resources, systemic racism, and other inequities faced by marginalized communities. We’ll explore these questions and others:
HIV and COVID-19 have both impacted some communities disproportionately to others. What are the similarities and differences in how each disease has impacted people, and what conclusions should we draw from that?
What lessons did we, as communities and a society, learn from the HIV epidemic that helped us respond to COVID-19? What lessons should we have learned?
As always, the program will include time to memorialize those who have died from AIDS and to honor those currently living with HIV or AIDS. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook platforms. ASL interpretation will be provided.