Community Control of Health
Time & Location
About the Event
The purpose of this symposium to provide space to discuss issues/concerns that center the individual and collective experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS who are Black and Brown. ACT UP, BBWC, Gran Varones, and partner organizations will hold workshops that provide information and present concepts that interrogate how white supremacy shows up in the healthcare/medical systems and how the monetization of illness stifles radical approaches to ending the epidemic. During this day-long event, we will have a plenary that focuses on community control of health and wellness organizations and ways to imagine and create this possibility.
The symposium is 8:30 am-5 pm and intended for Black and Brown community members. We also ask allies to be respectful that some people attending may be living with HIV and/or other confidential health issues planned to be discussed.
Breakfast / Welcome / Check in
Community discussion on liberation
Community breakout sessions
Moving forward / Next steps for liberation
Closing discussion / Next steps
The evening event/afterparty is from 6-9pm and open to any/all community members. There will be light refreshments and drinks (alcoholic for those who wish).
Doctors will be on site from 6-9 pm conducting free medical cannabis evaluations for folx with qualifying diagnoses. To sign up:
Register on the state's website and obtain a Patient ID Number: https://padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/adult-patient-registration
Read and sign the consent forms and fill out the patient history form here: https://forms.gle/GmWvkzk4xKvn5ohC7
Sign in at the registration desk any time after 5:45 pm. Evaluations will run from 6-9 pm on a first-come-first-served basis. Please have supporting documentation ready when you come in for your evaluation. Supporting documentation includes medical records that list a qualifying diagnosis, letters from therapists or psychiatrists, or pill bottles.
Once certified, patients will need to pay a $50 fee to the state in order to receive their registration card, which they'll need in order to visit their local dispensary. Per the state's website, "The cost of a medical marijuana ID card is $50. Patients who participate in assistance programs including Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC may be eligible for fee reductions."