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A Conversation on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM ET
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CT
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT

The COVID-19 pandemic dominating daily life across the United States is a grim reminder of how the HIV/AIDS epidemic impacted the lives of so many in the LGBTQ+ community in the latter half of the 1980s. HIV/AIDS had a lasting effect on the LGBTQ+ community, galvanizing social activism and shaping FDA and healthcare policies even as it left death and sorrow in its wake.

This panel will offer a retrospective on legislation and law from the HIV/AIDS era, discuss ways in which COVID-19 is currently affecting LGBTQ+ individuals, and draw lessons from the past to the present.

Panelists include:

Nan Hunter
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Imani Rupert-Gordon
Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Tim Westmoreland
Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law