Fall Uprising Event


We are at a critical turning point for global health justice. We are within reach of ending AIDS as an epidemic by 2030, but only if we demand leadership accelerate the response needed in the next 2 years. Student Global AIDS Campaign's Fall Uprising Weekend Skill-share and Hill Day will bring together the creativity, radicalism, and knowledge that we need in the fight to end AIDS and demand global health justice for all. Register here right now to secure your spot!

WHEN: Saturday Sept 30- Sunday Oct 1, 10 am to 6 pm; Hill Day to 'End the AIDS Epidemic' follows Monday Oct 2 9am-12pm

WHERE: George Washington University

COST: Free! Breakfast and lunch are provided. Participants must cover their travel costs. 





Below is the agenda for the training weekend, subject to updates and changes.


George Washington University

Saturday 9/30 

Location: 801 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20052, Phillips B-156, on the basement floor

9:00 -10:00am  Gather, sign-in, breakfast

10:00-10:30am  Introductions & Intentions - Emily Sanderson, SGAC National Organizer 

10:30–11:00am   Intersectional Framework on AIDS and Activism - Amanda Lugg, African Services Policy Director & Health GAP Board President  

11:00-12:30pm  Winning: Organizing to Build Power - Matt Kavanagh, Director, Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative at Georgetown Univ and Senior Policy Advisor, Health GAP

12:30-1:30pm  LUNCH

1:30 - 2:30pm  Break Out 1. Getting Your Letter to the Editor Printed -Melissa Chacko or 2. Starting an SGAC chapter -Dominic Crump

2:30 - 3:00  Issue Briefing & Campaign discussion: Ending the Global AIDS Epidemic - Hilary McQuie, US Policy Director, Health GAP

3:00 - 3:30 Tuberculosis & Access to Medicine - Suraj Madoori, Treatment Action Group 

3:30 - 4:15  Skillshare: Power Mapping 

4:15 - 4:30 BREAK 

4:30- 5:00 Issue Briefing & Campaign discussion: HIV/AIDS and its Female Face- Domenic Crump, SGAC Steering Committee

5:00  Close and dinner on own or out to restaurant together

Sunday 10/1

Location: (NOTE change in room/building) Gelman B04A (the library basement), 2130 H  Street NW Washington, DC 20052

10:00– 1:00pm In It To Win It: Nonviolent Direct Action 101- Noor Mir, DC Action Lab

1:00 – 1:30 pm  LUNCH

1:30 -3:00  Training on Effective Earned Media - Suzanne Turner

3:00 - 3:45 Break out: Facilitating Consensus (Emily Sanderson) or Bird-dogging (Emily McNally)

3:45 - 4:00  BREAK

4:00- 4:30  Issue briefing & campaign discussion: LGBTQ Rights & HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa - Harry Samuels, American Jewish World Service

4:30 - 5:30 Showing Your Power to Congress - Justin Mendoza MPH

5:30 Close training /next steps 

Monday 10/2

9:00am - Meet by US Capitol - Meet together to split into groups for Congressional office meetings!

9:30am-12pm - Scheduled congressional meetings

12pm-1pm - Lunch - Outside, weather permitting.