World AIDS Day 2020 – A National Conversation
World AIDS Day 2020 – A National Conversation on December 1 from 10 am to 12 pm PDT will bring together powerful voices from both pandemics for an important conversation about health justice, social activism, remembrance, hope and resilience.
The event will spotlight the interconnectedness of both pandemics -- the lives lost, the survivors, the activism, the heroes. Through a distinguished list of guest speakers, panelists, video storytelling, and musical tributes, important insights will be shared to help answer the questions about how a nation responds, how it heals, and what lessons must be learned to prepare for the future.
The forum will be presented virtually and will be free to the public.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND RECIPIENTS OF 2020 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD
Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases
David Ho, M.D.
Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research
Center at Columbia University
Additional speakers will be announced leading up to World AIDS Day who will lead conversations around the following topics:
Medical and Scientific Leadership:
Anthony Fauci, M.D. and David Ho, M.D., leading health experts on the front lines of medical and scientific advancements during two global pandemics, discuss on the health, research and long term impacts of HIV/AIDS and Covid-19.
Activism that Sparks Change and Movements:
A discussion with leaders whose actions have made a difference during both pandemics, demanding social and health justice.
Impact on Marginalized Communities:
A conversation on how HIV/AIDS and Covid-19 have disproportionately affected communities of color and the systemic barriers that compound poor health outcomes.
A Look to the Future:
Surviving voices from the AIDS pandemic come together to share their feelings about how a nation responds, heals, and remembers those lost to both pandemics.