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Participate in the Interfaith Pre-Conference to AIDS 2012

15. February 2012

    “Taking Action for Health, Dignity and Justice: The Interfaith Pre-Conference on HIV” will take place from 20-21 July at Howard University and will be opened by an evening Networking Reception on 19 July held also at Howard. The multi-faith committees convened by the EAA are currently working hard to ensure a vibrant, pertinent and engaging pre-conference. We invite you to submit a workshop proposal as well as register for the pre-conference via our website www.iacfaith.net. There is also the possibility to book extremely affordable accommodation at 28 USD per night.



    Online registration now open



    Book your place at the pre-conference, as well as accommodation for up to 10 nights (18 July-28 July), via www.iacfaith.net/logistics.





    The following earlybird tickets are available until 17 May 2012:



    • An ‘Earlybird ONLY’ ticket entitles you to pre-conference registration for 220 USD (excluding processing fees)
    • An ‘Earlybird PLUS’ ticket entitles you to both accommodation and pre-conference registration for 500 USD (also excluding processing fees).



    Pre-conference registration includes:



    • Admittance to the Networking Reception at the Blackburn Center at Howard University on 19 July at 6pm (including welcome drink and canapés);
    • participation in the pre-conference on 20 and 21 July;
    • lunch and beverage breaks on 20 and 21 July (or pre-dawn breakfast and post-sunset dinners for Ramadan observers);
    • transportation from the pre-conference to the National Cathedral for the Interfaith Prayer Service on 21 July evening at 7pm



    Accommodation entitles you to up to 10 nights at the Meridian Hill Hall, Howard University, at an exceptionally affordable rate offered by the University to EAA members and partners. Rooms are singles, with shared bathrooms, air conditioning, internet access and linen provided. There are also shared kitchens and common room areas with sofas, TV and vending machines. Mini microwave/fridges will be made available upon request. Rooms must be reserved for the 10-day block even if you are not staying the full 10 days.





    The Meridian Hill Hall is close to the pre-conference venue. The Metro stop is 'Shaw-Howard University' on the Green Line. It is also just one stop from the conference centre where AIDS 2012 will take place. There will be free shuttle buses linking the 'Shaw-Howard University' stop, Meridian Hill Hall and the pre-conference venue, although they are also in walking distance.



    Submit your workshop proposals now



    The interfaith pre-conference is organized around three main plenaries, each focused on elements of the theme: Dignity, Health and Justice. Linked to each plenary will be eight workshops, running simultaneously for 1.5 hours. The 24 workshops thus combine the plenary theme with sub-themes as follows:





    Session 1: Dignity

    Session 2: Health

    Session 3: Justice

    Youth and Dignity

    Youth and Health

    Youth and Justice

    Prevention and Dignity

    Prevention and Health

    Prevention and Justice

    Human Rights, advocacy and/or

    public policies and Dignity

    Human Rights, advocacy and/or

    public policies and Health

    Human Rights, advocacy and/or

    public policies and Justice

    Care, support and Dignity

    Care, support and Health

    Care, support and Justice

    Treatment and Dignity

    Treatment and Health

    Treatment and Justice

    Vulnerable groups and Dignity

    Vulnerable groups and Health

    Vulnerable groups and Justice

    Gender relations, marriage, GBV

    and Dignity

    Gender relations, marriage,

    GBV and Health

    Gender relations, marriage,

    GBV and Justice

    Migration and Dignity

    Migration and Health

    Migration and Justice






    Each workshop will offer a theological reflection on the topic as well as a “best practice” or other practical presentation, with significant time spent in exchange and discussion to identify how we need to move forward in the future. For more information and to submit your workshop proposal, go to www.iacfaith.net/preconference. The deadline is 5 April 2012.

    Don’t forget to register for the main conference too!

    If you have not yet registered for the main conference, you need to do so by 23 February to take advantage of the early bird price. Go to www.aids2012.org for more information.





    While several deadlines for contributing to the program of the main conference have now passed, please note that the EAA plans to host a Faith Networking Zone in the Global Village which will provide another opportunity for people of faith to get together and share their work and experiences. Keep an eye on www.iacfaith.net in April when contributions to the Zone’s program will be solicited.



The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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