USCHA Faith Pre-Conference 2022


People of faith, people living with HIV, and people working in the HIV & AIDS response gather for a one-day interfaith pre-conference to the USCHA aiming to strengthen the engagement of faith leaders and communities in efforts to end the HIV epidemic. It will include a keynote, a panel on lived experience, a Compass Faith Coordinating Center presentation, a biomedical update, and more. Participants will engage in the discussion and learn from and network with colleagues.

Now virtual (via Zoom)

9:00 AM Opening
– Welcome and Opening remarks, Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer
– Prayers and Centering Rituals from various faith traditions
– Theme presentation, Minister Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey

9:30 AM Session 1
– Biomedical Update: Dr. Ulysses Burley and Dr. Stephaun Wallace

10:25 AM Session 2
– Panel: “My Lived Experience”
– Daniel Leyva, Moderator
– Facilitated conversations via breakout rooms

12:00 PM Lunch and Presentations
– Global AIDS Stategy, Francesca Merico
– The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries/ Metropolitan Community Churches collaboration project
Rev. Dr. David Williams and Rev. Andrea Vassell

12:45 PM Session 3
– Wake Forest Compass Initiative with Rev. Demi McCoy,
Rev. Sande Bailey-Gwinn, L. Nicole Stringfellow, Nubia Neme

2:30 PM Session 4
– Keynote: Pedro Julio Serrano
– Q & A – Discussion
– Wrap-up, Acknowledgements and Closing remarks
– Sending Blessings, Rev. Sande Bailey-Gwinn

3:30 PM END