The fifth national training academy to educate and train 300 people living with HIV (PLHIV), stakeholders and policy leaders to mobilize state-level advocacy to end HIV-related criminalization, will be held June 4-7, 2023, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.
The fifth national training academy to educate and train 300 people living with HIV (PLHIV), stakeholders and policy leaders to mobilize state-level advocacy to end HIV-related criminalization, will be held June 4-7, 2023, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. The Sero Project is partnering with Positive Women’s Network-USA, Positively Trans, THRIVE SS, and the US PLHIV Caucus, the five largest PLHIV national networks in the U.S., to produce the training, in coalition with a large number of national, state and local PLHIV, LGBTQ+, racial, gender, economic, and social justice organizations and with the support of nonprofits and corporations.
“The HINAC 5 Program Workgroup is excited to begin accepting Abstracts for the next HIV is Not A Crime National Training Academy on November 16, 2023. Dedicated PLHIV, allies, and accomplices have worked hard to plan HINAC 5. Their hard work and dedication have made it possible for Continuing Education Credits to be offered to HIV Case Managers through Virginia Commonwealth University for the first time. HINAC 5 will give advocates, state coalitions, and case managers an important forum to build effective plans to end the surveillance, punishment, and incarceration of PLHIV under outdated HIV criminalization laws and other intersecting forms of criminalization, such as the criminalization of sex work, drug use, and poverty,"
stated Kelly Flannery and Kevin Lish, HINAC 5 Program Workgroup Co-Chairs.
There will be four tracks, focusing on:
1) Effective and Accountable Leadership
2) Rights, Policy and Justice
3) Campaign Planning, Strategy and Messaging
4) Core Curriculum
An informational webinar will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar at https://bit.ly/HINAC5Abstract. This webinar will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend. Abstract submissions will be accepted from November 16, 2022 until January 6, 2023 before 12:00 a.m. PT (ET/CT). You will receive notice of acceptance by March 21, 2023.