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November 28, 2021

HIV/AIDS at 40: Perspectives on the Struggle


In observance of World AIDS Day, this webinar will offer 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. Come join the conversation.


  • Dr. Michelle Collins-Ogle – Attending Physician, Pediatrics Infectious Disease and Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore 
  • 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
  • Armen H. Merjian – Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Department, Housing Works
  • 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