Emory OUTLaw Conference: Decriminalize HIV Now!

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Emory University School of Law

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!