SHINE Conference Examines HIV and Social Determinants

November 12, 2012

Why does HIV have a disproportionate impact on communities of color?

The SHINE Conference, a two-day affair hosted by the University of Chicago, aims to get to the root of that question. All are invited to attend what promises to be rousing discussion on the social determinants of HIV.

“SHINE Conference: Social and Structural Determinants of HIV Infections Among Minority Populations” will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Friday’s keynote speaker is Robert Fullilove, professor and associate dean for community and minority affairs at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He will speak on mass incarceration as a driver of the AIDS epidemic at 1 p.m.

Dave Thomas, director of supportive housing partnerships for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, will speak as a panelist on structural interventions at 9 a.m.

The conference, held at School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, is free and open to the public but registration is required. Click here to register and for more information.

As part of the conference, all are also welcome to attend “Sometimes I Cry,” a one-woman play performed by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph. The play will be performed at the International House at the University of Chicago, 1414 E 59th Street. To register, or for more information, click here.

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is one of the several proud community sponsors for the conference.

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