Meeting Archive:
National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Webinar


Meeting Description:

In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Legacy Project invites you to join a webinar discussing the impact of HIV in the Latinx community. Our panel of speakers will provide insight into the realities of living with HIV in the Latinx community and engaging the community in HIV research and youth prevention efforts. Additionally, the panel will discuss the Department of Health and Human Services’ Ending the Epidemic Plan, with a specific focus on how Latinx communities can be better engaged and served under this strategy. 

Our speakers will be Dr. Manuel Ocasio, Director of Behavioral Research and Community Engagement for Adolescent Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine; Naiymah Sanchez, Trans Justice Coordinator at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and chair of the University of Pennsylvania Clinical Trials Unit’s Community Advisory Board; Moises Agosto-Rosario, Director of Treatment, NMAC (formerly known as National Minority AIDS Council), and Alejandra Grillo-Roa, Bilingual Medical Case Manager at Entre Hermanos, an organization serving the Latinx LGBTQ community in Seattle, WA. 

Details
Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Louis Shackelford
 Presenter Information
Dr. Manual Ocasio
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Dr. Manual Ocasio is an Assistant Professor in the Tulane University School of Medicine and is the Director of Behavioral Research and Community Engagement for the Adolescent Medicine Section. He is part of the senior investigative team of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) CARES Project that is being conducted in New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Naiymah Sanchez
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Naiymah Sanchez is a proud Afro-Latina female of the trans-experience. For the past nine years, she has served as a staunch community advocate for those who identify as transgender or non-binary. She currently serves as the Trans Justice Coordinator at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA). Additionally, Naiymah serves as the chair of the University of Pennsylvania Clinical Trials Unit’s Community Advisory Board. 

Moises Agosto
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Moises Agosto is Director of Treatment for NMAC (formerly known as the National Minority AIDS Council). Before joining NMAC, he worked as program manager for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) with the HIV Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness, a project of the Tides Foundation. In this role, he was responsible for the grant-making activities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Africa. 

Alejandra Grillo-Roa
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Alejandra Grillo-Roa is a Bilingual Medical Case Manager at Entre Hermanos, an organization serving the Latinx LGBTQ community in Seattle, WA. She holds a degree in Social Work and is a Chemical Dependency Specialist.