Friday, January 4, 2008

Immigration & HIV Event at LGBT Center

How Do Immigration Policies Affect
People With or At Risk for HIV?

The national debate over immigration impacts
the health of documented and undocumented people in our communities

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
6:30 - 8:30PM
LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenues), NYC
Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided

Since the beginning of the epidemic, HIV positive immigrants have faced daunting challenges accessing care and treatment. And HIV negative immigrants are at particular risk for HIV due to policies that force them to remain largely underground.

The recently revised entry ban on HIV positive travelers adds disturbing new criteria while upholding many of the cruel provisions of the original ban – an embarrassment to the country, prohibiting the International AIDS Conference from ever being held in the US. For 20 years, HIV positive immigrants already in the country have been barred from achieving any recognized legal status except in extremely limited circumstances. They've also been barred from coming to the US to immigrate.

Join us to discuss the challenges facing immigrants in our increasingly isolationist country – and learn how to take action!

Speakers Include:
Sangeeta Budhiraja – Queers for Economic JusticeAmanda Lugg – African Services CommitteeNancy Ordover – GMHC
Moderated by: James Learned – CHAMP

For more information or to be added as a co-sponsor, contact James at or call (212) 937-7955 x 60. //

Co-sponsored by: Lambda Legal, African Services Committee, Bronx AIDS Services, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Queers for Economic Justice, Harm Reduction Coalition, Hombres Latinos de Ambiente (HOLA), Human Rights Watch-LGBT Rights Program, Immigration Equality, International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, LGBT Center, NYC AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN)

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