The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Global Perspectives on HIV/AIDS

MLK Panel

  “Global Perspectives on HIV/AIDS: Policy, Advocacy and the Arts,” Tuesday, January 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in Rocky 003.

Dada Masilo

Dada Masilo, a South African dancer and choreographer, paneled alongside Professor Lisa Adams and Professor Abigail Neely.

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For the past several decades, HIV/AIDS has occupied a prominent space in our dialogues about public health. However, certain misconceptions have plagued these dialogues since the initial discovery of the disease, and continue to persist to these days. These misconceptions, including those regarding gender and sexuality, have significantly impacted public health policies attempting to respond to HIV/AIDS.

On January 19, 2016 the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, along with the Hopkins Center Outreach and OPAL – Sexuality, Women and Gender Advising, welcomed Dada Masilo, a South African dancer and choreographer, and Dartmouth professors Lisa Adams, Abigail Neely, and Denise Anthony, to discuss the ways that gender and sexuality impact HIV/AIDS policy and healthcare delivery as part of Dartmouth’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dada Masilo, an award-winning dancer and choreographer, whose work deals with various social issues including societal pressure, segregation and homophobia, paneled alongside Professor Lisa Adams, the Global Health Initiative Coordinator at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Professor Abigail Neely, an Assistant Professor of Geography, whose work focuses on health geography and political ecology in South Africa. The panel was moderated by Professor Denise Anthony, the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Sociology.

The panel was followed by a reception in the Rocky 003 Foyer.

Submitted by Jeeihn Lee ’17, Student Program Assistant for Public Programs

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