“Speak Up! 2016,” a national leadership summit for women living with HIV, is taking place September 27 to 30 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. More than 250 women are attending the event, according to the Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA), which organizes the event. This includes women from 29 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada.
The summit includes workshops, panels, films and discussions about a host of HIV-related topics such as “standing up to stigma in your community,” “dating and disclosure,” “HIV and aging adult women,” “trans-centered reproductive justice,” “the impact of online communities,” “criminalization as it impacts people with HIV, sex workers, people of trans experience and people who use drugs” and much more.
The opening plenary explored the topic “What is the state of the HIV movement today?” and featured speakers Khafre Abif, Cecilia Chung, Grissel Granados, Octavia Lewis and Andy Spieldenner along with moderator Naina Khanna.
For a complete program, click here. And follow #pwnspeaks on social media for updates throughout the week.