The Program

A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families conference was designed to focus on the impact of HIV/AIDS on African American women and their families. This conference targeted the community, stakeholders, policy makers, and researchers will highlight the urgent need to call attention to the persistent health disparities and HIV's impact on Black women, particularly as we examine the inadequate level of funding and dedicated resources to combat this problem at the national, state and local levels.  

 

This dynamic scientific and community oriented conference is endorsed by the American Public Health Association Caucus of Black Health Workers, UCLA Semel Institute, Charles Drew University, AID Atlanta, WORLD, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine, AID Atlanta, The Bridget B. Foundation and other national leaders in HIV/AIDs prevention. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

 
 
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Two-Day Agenda

The conference will take place on the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine from 8:30am until 5pm with special events daily. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROGRAM CONFERENCE BOOKLET

 

 

 

SEE PHOTOS FROM PARADIGM SHIFT 2017  

DAY 1 PHOTOS                                                      DAY 2 PHOTOS

 

Conference Speakers 

The Paradigm Shift Conference included a dynamic selection of national leaders in addressing HIV/AIDs, historical trauma, mental health/wellness, social isolation, community engagement and policy. 

 

 

KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE 

 


 
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Welcome Reception  - Wednesday, Nov. 1

The welcome cocktail reception will kick start A Paradigm Shift:The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women & Families conference at "The Center for Civil and Human Rights" from 5:30 PM-9:00 PM. The welcome reception will include a complimentary museum tour, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Location:  National Center for Civil and Human Right

100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Performance by the Spelman Glee Club

The Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation of choral excellence for over ninety years. It is an organization that is open by audition to all students of the college community. Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices with special emphasis on traditional spirituals, music by African-American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works.

The Spelman College Glee Club has traveled throughout the country performing for a variety of audiences. It has performed in concert halls such as Fanueil Hall (Boston), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and in churches, high schools, colleges, and universities. Their international travels have taken them to Brazil and Canada.

Aids Healthcare Foundation Presents: Tammi Mac's Bag Lady

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Tammi Mac

 

Bag Lady” is a personal journey of KJLH radio personality Tammi Mac, who wrote a one-woman play about her life and has performed the play over the past 3 years, to sold-out audiences, in Los Angeles. The play has won numerous NAACP Image Awards and is a nine-time winner at LAWEBFEST, the influential web series festival.

“Bag Lady” deals with multiple issues including childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse, intimate partner violence and black male/female relationships. At the conclusion of the play, there is an open dialogue between health professional experts, Tammi Mac and a woman living with HIV/AIDS. This dialogue focuses on healing and redemption and encouraging women who have experienced negative life experiences to go on with their lives.

The “Bag Lady” tour continues AHF’s work in using art and culture to create broader awareness of the impact of public health issues, such as HIV/AIDS and other STD/STIs on communities across the nation.  

 

 
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Rise Above: An Evening of Intimate Conversation & Music- Friday, Nov. 3

 

Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Raheem DeVaughn and R&B Vocalist Goapele Join Forces with AHF, WORLD and BLACC to Promote Women’s Sexual Health and Responsibility with the RISE Above Campaign.

Inspired by the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s powerful and impactful poem, “Still I Rise”, the RISE Above campaign focuses on eliminating HIV-related stigma by educating and empowering women of color about healthy relationships, sexuality and wellness.

Join us for Rise Above: An Evening of Intimate Conversation & Music featuring Raheem DeVaughn and Goapele.

FREE pop-up show for all Paradigm Shift Conference Attendees! The doors will open at 5:30 PM, and the show will start at 7:00 PM.

The Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St.

Atlanta, GA 30308

*Complimentary transportation leaving Morehouse School of Medicine at 5:30 PM