Out & Equal’s Training Department hosts a free monthly webinar Town Call on a current LGBT topic. These calls cover a wide range of topics and are also based on feedback we receive from our webinar participants. You can find the past Town Calls and register for upcoming Town Calls here. Each month we will post links to Town Call recordings for you to use as a resource and to give you the opportunity to lend your voice to the conversations.
The Business of Fighting HIV/AIDS: From Walking to Running
Thursday, December 13, 2012 – 12 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
World AIDS Day is December first each year and provides an opportunity to unite worldwide to fight against HIV, show support for those living with HIV and to remember those who have died. This is a global day and was first held in 1988. Over the years, the number of people becoming infected with HIV continues to fall, the number of AIDS-related deaths is dropping and the number of people receiving treatment has continued to grow. Many companies participate in their local community’s AIDS Walk but we hear about workplace discrimination still occurring. Join the Town Call to hear from our panel of experts on how they approach the challenges, solutions and best practices to ensure that awareness and support happens all year long. The panel will highlight what you can do to support your employees, overcome stigma and prejudice and see the human potential in challenge of HIV in workplace. This call is part of our 2012 Virtual Summit series featuring some of the best sessions from the Baltimore Out & Equal Annual Summit.
Questions from the chat during the webinar:
1) To Bob Rybicki – I noticed you attended St Mary’s in California and recieved a Masters in Divinity Theology. Why did you study Theology when your primary field is HIV/AIDS?
2) Hi, I’m curious what the other presenters thoughts are on SFAF’s position of integrating HIV activities into other topics, health fairs, etc. vs. having separate policies, trainings, activities. And what is a good transition point from being very focused and specific to mainstreaming.
3) It would have been great to have company representatives on the call (from model companies).
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