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HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: A Deadly Cycle of Stigma And Secrecy (Part 1)

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Published on Oct 20, 2009

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Stigma and discrimination prevent people around the world from accessing the HIV prevention, care and treatment services they need. This is particularly true in areas of the Caribbean, such as Jamaica, where anti-sodomy laws and concerns about violence put vulnerable populations at extreme risk. A panel of journalists, funders, AIDS activists and community members discuss the human impact of this discrimination, the need for coordinated multi-sectoral action, and journalism's role in bringing these issues to the broadest possible public.

This event took place on September 22nd, 2009 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in NYC.

Welcome: Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Moderator: Julia Greenberg, Associate Director, AIDS-Free World

Panelists:
Kwame Dawes, Poet and Writer HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica
Micah Fink, Filmmaker Glass Closet
Nancy Mahon, Executive Director, M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics
Jason McFarlane, Executive Director, JFLAG (Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays) ***Due to the sensitive nature of the topics and the need for anonymity, Jason remains off camera and is using a pseudonym.
Rachel Tiven, Executive Director, Immigration Equality

Presented by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in association with the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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