HIV2020: why? how? scholarship applications and expressions of interest due Jan 31

HIV2020 is a conference event scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 5-7, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The organizers are aiming to provide a safe alternative for people who cannot or will not enter the United States in 2020. HIV2020 will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response. HIV2020 is supported by global sex worker networks.

How to apply? AIDS Action Europe has put together a useful guide on how to apply for scholarships and to express interest to speak. We also learned from Triple-X in Canada that the steps for scholarships are to 1) Register as participant for free and 2) apply for scholarship link. Scholarship applications and proposals are due NO LATER THAN January 31, 2020.

More information about HIV2020 and AIDS2020 from BPPP and partner groups. As we have noted in another post about navigating the International AIDS Conferences this year, the International AIDS Society has made the incorrect decision to host AIDS2020 in San Francisco further marginalizes our communities and places global attendees at risk should they attempt to enter the United States at a time of oppression at US borders. BPPP supports the alternate/protest/#move conference site Mexico called HIV2020 and we will be fundraising for people to go to these alternate conferences just as we did for AIDS2012. However, since relatively few members of our community can travel due to restrictions on travel documents placed on our US based members because of the prison industrial complex and other oppression. We support actions inside and outside of the US to hold AIDS2020, the US and the IAS accountable. Read more about actions inside the US here.

Organizing in Washington DC during AIDS2012 (photo by PJ Starr)