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8:00a 8:30a Registration (Light Breakfast provided) Welcome Sharon K. Thoele, MHR Executive Director, Tulsa CARES 8:45a The Rush to Judgment *Jim Ott, M.A., S. Psy. S Jim will help us to step back from judgment to pursue real understanding, acceptance, and service to others. Jim gives us a framework for understanding poverty and the clients we serve. 10:00a 10:15a Break "What's Up, Doc?" HIV Health Experts discuss what's current, what's promising and answers questions about your concerns. Heather Bell, D.O. Anika Bridgewater, RMS Marianne Wetherill, MPH, RD/LD 11:30a 12:15p Lunch (Box lunch provided) National AIDS Strategy and Its Significance in Oklahoma *Timothy Harrison, Ph. D Senior US DHH Policy Advisor, office of HIV/AIDS 1:30p 1:45p Break Stigma, Discrimination, and Social Justice: Implications for People Living With or at Risk for HIV/AIDS *Christopher Grano Break Ethics & the LAW *Craig Reffner, Esq. Craig will discuss the ethical and legal issues we face when working with people with HIV disease. 4:30p Adjourn

*See speaker bio inside

Circle Cinema will host a very special screening of the new documentary movie "We Were Here" by David Weissman on Dec. 1, 2011

"Of all the cinematic explorations of the AIDS crisis, not one is more heartbreaking and inspiring than WE WERE HERE... The humility, wisdom and cumulative sorrow expressed lend the film a glow of spirituality and infuse it with grace." Stephen Holden, New York Times

"We Were Here" will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a candlelight vigil in Whittier Park at 6:00 p.m. For tickets, contact Circle Cinema at 918.592.3456. Show times and tickets are limited. Circle Cinema is located at 10 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK.

World AIDS Day Symposium

"It takes a village to fight HIV/AIDS"

ph fx 918.834.4194 800.474.4872 918.834.4189 [email protected]

3:00p 3:15p

December 1, 2011 OSU Tulsa Auditorium 700 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa 8:00 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m.

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More about our speakers...

Jim Ott, M.A. Jim Ott has been a school psychologist for the past 27 years. He is also certified in Ruby Payne's Framework for Understanding Poverty, and Bridges Out of Poverty. His Workshop will explore how our judgments can influence our ability to treat. Timothy Harrison, Ph.D Dr. Harrison is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHAP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Since the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in July 2010, Dr. Harrison provides leadership on a range of activities in support of the implementation of the NHAS and the HHS Operational Plan. Specifically, Dr. Harrison has been instrumental in the management of the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) for several years and is now working to develop guidance on the effective use of the SMAIF to increase the access of racial and ethnic minority communities to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, improve health outcomes, and achieve the goals of the NHAS. Christopher Grano, B.A. Christopher Grano, BA, Prevention Director of Northern Colorado AIDS Project, has worked in the HIV Prevention field for over six years. During that time, Grano has developed several research-based demonstration programs that have since become full-fledged, successful interventions for populations at highest risk of HIV infection. He has presented at national conferences in Washington DC, Atlanta, Denver, and Bloomington. His presentation with fellow colleague Danielle Willis, LSW on HIV stigma, discrimination, and social justice was recently published as an article by Indiana University for the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention Conference. Craig Reffner, J.D. Craig Reffner is the state-wide coordinator of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. HIV/AIDS Legal Resource Project. He has served as general counsel for the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.


$35 per person Includes light breakfast and box lunch Check if vegetarian meal required This symposium offers qualifying CEU's (Continuing Education Credit) of up to 7 hours and 3 hours towards Ethics. Tulsa CARES CEP Number: 20117676 (O.S.B.L.S.W.)

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Please send payment to: Tulsa CARES, World AIDS Day Symposium, 3507 East Admiral Place, Tulsa, OK 74115 or fax registration form to 918.834.4189. You may also register online at Questions? Contact Bruce Lewis at 918.834.4194 / 1.800.474.4872 or [email protected]


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