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November 30, 2021 WORLD AIDS DAY

HIV/AIDS at 40: Perspectives on the Struggle

In observance of World AIDS Day, this webinar offers a retrospective on the legal, social, and medical struggles and successes associated with HIV/AIDS over the last 40 years. These intersectional perspectives merged to form a new civil rights movement almost overnight, one that continues to this day.


  • Dr. Michelle Collins-Ogle, Attending Physician, Pediatrics Infectious Disease and Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Armen H. Merjian, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Housing Works
  • Allison Nichol, Director of Legal Advocacy, Jean A. Carpenter Legal Defense Fund, The Epilepsy Foundation of America; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Brad Sears, Associate Dean of Public Interest Law, UCLA School of Law; Interim Executive Director and David Sanders Distinguished Scholar of Law & Policy, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
  • Evelyn P. Tomaszewski – Master of Social Work Program Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, George Mason University


  • Margaret Drew, Chair, ABA HIV/AIDS Impact Project; Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts School of Law

Joint Sponsors: ABA Center for Human Rights, ABA HIV/AIDS Impact Project


Presentations: Dr. Michelle Collins-Ogle, Evelyn P. Tomaszewski

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