Thursday, June 17th 2021
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Devin Hursey is an advocate for people living with HIV and public health, from Kansas City Missouri, currently pursuing dual master’s degrees in Public Health and strategic communications at the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2019, Hursey was honored as one of the 40 under 40 in public health by de Beaumont. His local and state work includes: legislative advocacy with the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition, and board membership of Blaqout KC. In addition, Hursey is a steering committee member of the U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus, and a steering committee member of MPACT global action for gay men’s health and rights. Formerly: an appointed member of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and Viral Hepatitis, a peer educator at Truman Medical Center, co-chair of the Youth PACT, a youth ambassador for NASTAD, and a member of The Campaign to End AIDS’s Youth Action Institute.
Waheedah Shabazz-El is an African American Muslim woman and retired postal worker who was diagnosed with AIDS in 2003. She is a founding member of Positive Women’s Network-USA. Waheedah is also a founding member of Black United Leadership Initiative, BULI. She serves as a board member for AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Steering Committee Member for U=U and advisory board member for Sero-Project. She is employed by Phila FIGHT as its Goodwill Ambassador. Waheedah is a long-time member of ACT-UP Philadelphia and currently is the Interim Program Director for The Reunion Project where she is leading an HIV Long-Term Survivor Alliance. Waheedah’s areas of expertise include Community Organizing, HIV criminalization, Trans Justice, Faith and HIV, Women and Girls living with HIV, Aging with HIV and Electoral Organizing.