Forum: HIV is Not a Crime, Oct. 2, 2013
HIV criminalization is a growing phenomenon. Join us for this forum to learn how HIV status is being used in criminal prosecutions.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Reception at 5:30 p.m. Presentations at 6:00 p.m.
Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness, 400 E. Gray St.
Free and open to the public
We are bringing together several individuals to discuss this troubling issue. Our first speaker will be Sean Strub, a longtime AIDS activist and the founder of the Sero Project, a growing organization that focuses on HIV Criminalization. He will outline where the laws came from and why he advocates for reform. Robert Suttle will share his personal story of prosecution and incarceration on a nondisclosure charge in Louisiana. Local experts Samuel Marcosson and Karen Sams will provide the local health and legal context of this multi-faceted issue.
The award-winning short film, HIV is Not a Crime, will be screened!
Craig Blakely, Dean, School of Public Health &
Information Sciences, UofL
Susan Duncan, Dean, Brandeis School of Law, UofL
Karen Sams, HIV/AIDS Program Branch Manager,
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Sean Strub, Executive Director, Sero Project
Robert Suttle, Assistant Director, Sero Project,
featured in the film, HIV is Not a Crime
Samuel A. Marcosson, Professor of Law, Brandeis
School of Law
This event is during Pride Week, U of L’s celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
For more information about this event, contact Melissa Schreck, Office of External Affairs, School of Public Health and Information Sciences.