View Webinar: Why Race Matters: Women, Intersectionality, and HIV

Submitted on Jul 11, 2016


Webinar occurred on July 7, 2016; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT.

What does intersectionality mean, really -- and why does it matter in HIV? In our extraordinarily diverse HIV community, the spectrum of identities and life experiences represented -- and the terms and pronouns used to describe them -- may sometimes seem too wide to grasp (whether we're new to the community or we've been advocates for many years). But listening and learning about our differences, and the systems that enforce them, is part of our community's strength. It's how we show respect for all community members, and become advocates that are better informed and more ready to change the unjust practices that affect the lives of people with HIV. On July 7, The Well Project joined forces with partner organizations, Positive Women’s Network-USA, and to present its 3rd webinar in the 2016 WATCH! series, "Why Race Matters: Women, Intersectionality, and HIV." Our esteemed speakers and thought-provoking presentations included:

  • What Does Racism Have to Do With Health Disparities? How Systems of Oppression Influence Health Outcomes; Tonia Poteat, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Everyday Intersectionality: The Impact of Social Identities on HIV Care, Services and Advocacy; Naina Khanna, Positive Women’s Network – USA
  • Unpacking Privilege: Understanding What It Means, and What Can Be Done With It; JD Davids,

This webinar was co-moderated by:

  • Olivia Ford, consultant
  • Krista Martel, executive director, The Well Project

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  • Click here to download the PDF slides presented during the webinar
  • Click here to view the chat transcript from participants and speakers during the webinar

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