HIV/AIDS: Human Rights, Archive, and Memory
3rd annual World AIDS Day Conference
December 1, 2009
The third annual World AIDS Day Conference sponsored by the Health and Human Rights Working Group of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 9 to 3 in the Texas Union Governors' Room. This year's conference will explore aspects of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic that concern issues of public memory, human rights, documentation, and representation. Please see the conference schedule below. The conference will be free and open to the public.
After the conference, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies will screen the award-winning documentary Where the Water Meets the Sky at 4:45 p.m. in the Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310). Narrated by Morgan Freeman, Where the Water Meets the Sky is the story of a remarkable group of women in a remote region of northern Zambia who are given the opportunity to learn how to make a film and choose as their topic the plight of young women orphaned by AIDS.
Welcome: Barbara Harlow, English Department, Rapoport Center
Introduction: Jaclyn Markovich, Student Global AIDS Campaign; Sydney VanBerg, Face AIDS Austin
HIV/AIDS: Memory and Forgetting: Andy Campbell, Art History; Shane Whalley, Gender and Sexuality Center; Scott Dinger, AIDS Services of Austin
Respondent: Ann Cvetkovich, English Department
HIV/AIDS: Health and Human Rights: Dorie Gilbert, School of Social Work; Ana Almaguel, Travis County Health and Human Services; Shannon Jones, III, Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services; Alejandro Moreno, University of Texas Medical Branch
Chair: Vandana Nakka Peterson, Rapoport Center
Lunchtime student poster session, including contributions from Nicolette Manglos, Sociology; Maria Garcia, Latin American Studies and Public Affairs; Sydney VanBerg, Face AIDS Austin
HIV/AIDS: Archives and Pedagogy: Daniel Friedman, Plan II Honors; Cynthia Buckley, Sociology; Roger Temme, The Care Communities
Chair: Ruramisai Charumbira, History
Closing remarks and discussion
Screening of Where the Water Meets the Sky, Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310)