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Tribute to The Women’s March Closing USCA Plenary
September 10, 2017


BY: PAUL KAWATA · NMAC · MARCH 7, 2017

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, USCA is pleased to announce that this year’s closing plenary will be a tribute to the Women’s March.  We encourage all delegates to stay for this important closing session on September 10.

USCA decided to have this tribute because the Women’s March was a powerful example of women changing the world, women speaking truth to power and women who will not be silenced.  Their example was a call to action that the HIV community must never forget.  Our history, the DNA of our communities, comes from the same historic truth.
 
USCA will pay tribute to the Women’s March and to the important role that women have played in our movement.  As consumers, healthcare providers, and leaders of institutions, women have always been on the frontlines of the epidemic.  We especially want to remember and honor the Lesbian community who in the early days of the epidemic stepped up to take care of gay men when others had turned their backs. 
 
Cis and trans women will lead a march into the plenary hall.  Materials will be available to make signs.  Find your inner Frida Kahlo and send a message to the conference.  All registrants are invited to march, the USCA Family Reunion values inclusion and diversity

USCA has invited the organizers of the Women’s March to address the conference.  The program for this plenary will be curated by women at NMAC, Positive Women’s Network, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Positively Trans of the Transgender Law Center, Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), Casa Ruby, TransLatin@Coalition, The Well Project, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families (list in formation).  A special shout out to Dr. Ivy Turnbull for suggesting this tribute. 
 
For more information, contact us at conferences@nmac.org

Slight Change in How to Make Your Hotel Reservation

The conference organizers changed the way to make your hotel reservation for the 2017 meeting. This year, you must submit a paid USCA conference registration first to be able to make a hotel reservation.  Please do not contact the hotel directly as the Marriott Marquis will only reserve rooms for registered attendees that have been confirmed by NMAC. ​ We made this change because too many people made early hotel reservations only to cancel them the week prior to the start.  NMAC must pay a large penalty if people cancel at the last minute and rooms are left unsold.

Yours in the struggle,


Paul A. Kawata
Executive Director 

 

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