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Live, Love, Learn, Lead: A Community Summit on Women & HIV

Friday, November 30, 2007
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Naina Khanna
510.986.0340 ext 316
Location Details:
Samuel Merritt College
400 Hawthorne Street, Oakland, CA

For World AIDS Day 2007, WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) will host a Summit on Women and HIV for HIV Positive Women, Providers, Family, Friends, and interested Community Members. All are welcome!

The Summit will be held on Friday, November 30, 2007 at the Samuel Merritt College in Oakland from 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

SPACE IS FILLING QUICKLY, so please forward this announcement widely and get your registrations in soon! Any questions about the summit, give us a call at 510-986-0340.

We are also recruiting volunteers for the day of the summit. If you would like to volunteer for part or all of the Summit, we have time slots from:


Please contact Naina Khanna at nkhanna(at) or 510-986-0340 ext.316 to sign up for your volunteer slot!

Here's some info about the Summit itself:

We have an exciting day planned, starting at 8:30am and going until about 5pm, which includes plenaries featuring HIV+ women in leadership and workshops on advocacy, support, and women-specific treatment updates. We will be offering workshops in Spanish as well, and I am including a
Spanish-language registration form in the attachments. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone else who may be interested, and give me a call if you have any questions.

Workshops include:

Key Health Issues for HIV+ Women
HIV Prevention Strategies for Women
Telling Our Stories
Working with Your Doctor and Your Health Support Team
Conocimientos Basicos de VIH con Enfoque en Enbarazo y VIH
Relating Positively (for Positive Women Only)
HIV Update: What we Know and Don't Know about Women & Treatment
Positive Action: Mobilizing Our Communities
Living with HIV: Affected Lives
Divulgacion de tu Condicion de VIH+

Affinity Sessions include:
HIV Positive Women & Incarceration
Meaningful Inclusion of Transgender Women
Pregnancy and HIV
Slipping through the Cracks: Saving Lives through Policy Change
Tomando Control en Las Citas con tu Doctor

*A series of workshops will be held in Spanish and simultaneous
translation will be offered in several of the English workshops.

Speakers include:
Judy Auerbach, Deputy Executive Director for Science and Public Policy, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Dawn Averitt-Bridge, Founder of The WellProject
Sylvia Britt-Raven, Activist and National Women and AIDS Collective
leadership team member
Alejandra Cano, FCN Consumer Task Force Coordinator
Cynthia Chandler, Co-Founder of Justice Now
Cecilia Chung, Deputy Director, The Transgender Law Center
Ryan Clary, Associate Director of Health Care Advocacy, Project Inform
Dr. Kathleen Clanon, Clinical Director of Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center
Rebecca Denison, Founder of WORLD
Anne Donnelly, Director Health Care Advocacy, Project Inform
Shalini Eddens, Education & Training Director, WORLD
Vanessa Johnson, Associate Executive Director, NAPWA
Loren Jones, Peer Advocate and Educator
Naina Khanna, Community Outreach Coordinator, WORLD
Peggy Macy, MSW, Clinical Social Worker, Children’s Hospital
Nan O'Connor, LCSW, The Center for Special Problems
Anne Petru, MD, Children’s Hospital Oakland
Maura Riordan, Executive Director, WORLD
Susan Rodriguez, Founder, SMART University
Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar, LCSW, Executive Director, Mujeres Unidas Contra El Sida
Dr. Michelle Roland, Chief, California State Office of AIDS
Dr. Lisha Wilson, The Magic Johnson Clinic
Dr. Laura Armas, MD, Clinical Director, Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center
. . . . . and many more!

We look forward to seeing you there!
Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 19, 2007 3:32PM
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