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Violent Law: HIV and Criminalization

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Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Avenue

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Join us for a conversation on the intricacies and dangers of HIV criminal law.

Dr. Barry Adam (bio below) discusses how the criminalization of HIV has created inequitable life circumstances for people living with HIV in Canada. Lawyer, Jonathan G. Betteridge will present on the technicalities of HIV criminal law in Canada. This is followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in general conversation. No academic experience needed!

This is a FREE event with food and drinks. However, space is LIMITED so attendees must register for their free ticket on eventbrite.

When/Where? On Wednesday January 29th, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30PM at the Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON, M5S 2M7 (a few minutes away from Spadina station).

This is intended to be an informal event and we aim to make it a space everyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of your age, race, gender, sexuality, disability or HIV status!

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Barry D Adam is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Windsor. In 2007, he received the Simon-Gagnon Award for a distinguished career in the study of sexualities, presented by the Sociology of Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association, in 2012 the Community Partners Award of the Ontario AIDS Network, in 2013 the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2017 the Anselm Strauss award from the U.S. National Council on Family Relations for an article published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family.

Jonathan Glenn Betteridge, B.A. (McGill) 1989, LL.B. B.C.L (McGill) 1995, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Glenn practiced in the Legal Aid Ontario community legal clinic system for almost a decade as a research lawyer (Clinic Resource Office), staff lawyer, and acting legal director (HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, "HALCO"). As a policy analyst (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network) and consultant he has worked in Canada and internationally in health and human rights, collaborating with people living with HIV, sex workers, prisoners, people who use drugs, NGOs, and governments. After a year studying public health at University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, he worked to speed regulatory approval and public listing of HIV and hepatitis C medication (Canadian Treatment Action Council). In 2016 Glenn returned to HALCO as a staff lawyer. For almost two decades, as a lawyer, activist, policy analyst and as part of academic and community-based research teams, Glenn has worked to limit the harm caused by the unjust use of criminal and public health laws against people living with HIV.

This is a Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research event. Between a long day and getting home, join a friendly and inclusive chat on bold ideas about HIV research: treatment, care, policy, theory, and artistic representation. Brought to you by the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital, Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital or Universities Without Walls

*Photo taken from https://www.positivelyaware.com/articles/hiv-criminalization-laws-hinder-prevention-efforts
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