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The movement to end criminalization: a panel discussion

Date & time

Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Liz Lacharpagne and Martin French (introductions) followed by a panel discussion

Cost

This event is free

Organization

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC)

Contact

CISSC

Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W. Room 535/635

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

A panel discussions with introductions by Liz Larcharpagne (COCQ-SIDA) and Martin French (Concordia).

HIV criminalization "describes the unjust application of the criminal law to people living with HIV based on their HIV status – either via HIV-specific criminal statutes, or by applying general criminal laws exclusively or disproportionately against people with HIV." Human rights advocates and organizations have tracked hundreds of cases worldwide, identifying the relationship between systemic forms of discrimination and HIV criminalization.

This panel will explore the social justice implications of HIV criminalization, and will feature the world premiere of the documentary film from HIV Justice Worldwide entitled, HIV is Not a Crime (2016).


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