Living the American Dream? A Reality of Poverty for HIV+ Women: Webinar and Blog Series
April 20, 2012
Count HIV+ Women in the American Dream! April 17th is Tax Day, usually a stressful day as Americans recount their income, receipts, and deductibles. For women living with HIV, Tax Day can be a powerful reminder of loss of employment, disability status, and required low income eligibility levels needed to keep benefits like health care and ADAP. Poverty can lead to an HIV diagnosis, and for many women an HIV diagnosis is a sentence to a lifetime of poverty.
Join U.S. Positive Women's Network, a project of WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases), as we explore the impact of economics policies, gender, and poverty on a woman's quality of life and overall health.
When: April 23rd 10:30a-12:30p PST/1:30p-3:30p EST
Vibrant presentations and lively discussion:
- Julie Davids, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance: What is economic justice?
- Ethel Long-Scott, Women's Economic Agenda Project: At the Crossroads of Health and Money: Policies, Practices, and Realities
- Juanita Williams, PWN: Advocating for Economic Mobility
- Moderated by Sonia Rastogi, PWN
Read our blogs on economic justice!
Speak Up! Leading up to April 23rd, we will be blogging on economic justice issues and sharing advocacy talking points for your efforts. Blogs will include:
- HIV+ Women Are a Valuable Asset for Economic Growth by Precious Jackson in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Pushing the Glass Ceiling: Life, Liberty, and Justice for HIV+ Women by Nicole Seguin in Detroit, Mich.
- Under Surveillance by Medicaid by Kat Griffith in Peoria, Ill.
- Bridging the Wage Gap: Don't Hesitate to Tell the Truth That Is in Us by Teresa Sullivan in Philadelphia, Pa.
- HIV Volunteerism: In Our Own House by Barb Cardell in Boulder, Colo.
- Advancing Economic Opportunities for Women Living With HIV by Vanessa Johnson in Washington, D.C. [forthcoming]
- Can I Reach for the American Dream? by Sonia Rastogi in Oakland, Calif.