United Church of Christ

2016 USCA Faith Pre-Conference


The Faith Factor
Getting to Zero Discrimination and Disparities

2016 Faith Pre-Conference
U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)

September 14, The Diplomat Resort & Spa

  8.30 am     Registration/Check-in, with Light Morning Refreshments

  9.00 am     Session 1: The Faith Factor

  • Centering Meditation and Theme Presentation: Rev. Edwin Sanders, II
  • Keynote – Dr. Iva Carruthers

10.20am     Break with Coffee/Tea Service

10.40am     Session 2 – Panel: Getting to Zero Discrimination

  • Moderator – Michael Schuenemeyer
  • Stigma Index – Vanessa Johnson [PowerPoint Presentation]
  • Stories from Community Members
    - Marvin Shaw
    - Ederick Johnson

 12 Noon     Sponsored Lunch w/program - HIV Prevention Science 2.0

  1.15 pm     Break

  1.30 pm     Session 3: Getting to Zero Disparities

  • Disparities in Health and Addressing the social determinants - Edwin Sanders
  • Disparities in Sexuality Education - Mike Schuenemeyer [PowerPoint Presentation]

               Small Groups

               Key Questions
                   - What are the key 2-3 strategies for local response?
                   - Where are opportunities for collaboration?
                   - What infrastructure is needed to support this?

   3.15 pm     Break with Coffee/Tea Service, Light Refreshments

   3.30 pm     Session 4 – Afternoon Plenary: Where do we go from here? Getting to Zero Together

  • Moderator: Wakefield
  • Small Group Reports
  • Response from Panel
       - Ulysses Burley
       - Marjorie Innocent
       - Mike Schuenemeyer
  • Report from the Rapporteurs
       - Anthony Sullivan
       - Cary Goodman
  • Closing Ritual, Prayer or Meditation - Megan Neubauer

  4:30 pm     End Program



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