Calendar

Apr
11
Sat
Emory OUTLaw Conference: Decriminalize HIV Now! @ Emory University School of Law
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join OUTLaw for a discussion exploring the historical and contemporary struggles of queer people within the American empire. This conference will focus on HIV criminalization, especially as it pertains to the American South.

“At least 29 states, mostly in the Midwest and Deep South, have laws that make H.I.V. nondisclosure, exposure or transmission a crime.

These laws constitute one more layer of marginalization for those whom the criminal justice system already disproportionately prosecutes, convicts and harshly sentences: black people, trans women, migrants, people who sell sex, people who inject drugs and L.G.B.T.Q. youths. Such laws have not been shown to reduce H.I.V. transmission, but they do discourage those at risk from getting tested, which undermines public health rather than protects it.” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/opinion/criminalization-of-hiv.html?auth=link-dismiss-google1tap)

Lunch provided at noon; light reception after the conference.

For information, please contact Stephanie Sorquira, OUTLaw Conference Chair, at stephanie.sorquira@emory.edu.

All are invited and encouraged to attend this conference. This event is not limited to Emory Law Students. We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/629990661152930/

Apr
18
Sat
The Need for Asian American Studies Conference @ Emory University
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/registerAsAmStudies
Event is free for ALL students AND Emory affiliates. Working professionals are asked to pay $7-10. All proceeds go to the event. Event is catered.

Join us at Georgia’s first Asian American Studies Conference! Our theme is “Solidarity, Community, and Justice for All.”

This one-day conference brings together scholars, artists, lawyers, and community organizers to showcase the breadth and importance of Asian American Studies, particularly in the South. We will have sessions on queer Asian American experience, Asian American feminist and decolonial astrophysics, cross-racial solidarity, Asian American resistance against empire and immigration justice, and Asian American Studies situated in relation to Ethnic Studies.

We believe in uplifting the voices of underrepresented Asian American identities and experiences in our collective fight for justice. Stay tuned for more details on the workshops, sessions, and talks we’ll be hosting on this exciting day of Asian American learning and community-building!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1882552488548064/

Apr
24
Fri
ATL Earth Week Climate Justice March & Rally @ Central Park
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our Earth Day march and rally! We’ll meet at Central Park at 2 pm, then march to the Georgia Power building to present our demands to the corporation that manages energy for Georgia. Then we’ll march to a youth-led rally for climate justice.

OUR DEMANDS FOR GEORGIA POWER:
Lead a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2025! We demand:
* Shut down all coal plants and pay to clean up the coal ash
* Address the energy burden by expanding energy efficiency programs by 100,000 homes
* Ensure local economy/ green jobs / benefits frontline communities by building local infrastructure

https://www.facebook.com/events/208414693692144/