USCHA 2022 Faith Pre-Conference

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USCHA 2022 Faith Pre-Conference

Faith leaders, people living with HIV, and leaders in the HIV & AIDS response gather for a one-day interfaith pre-conference to USCHA 2022.

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Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico Dr. Pedro Rosselló González 100 Convention Boulevard San Juan, San Juan 00907 Puerto Rico

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Refunds up to 30 days before event
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About this event

This is a hybrid event, in person and virtual (via Zoom)

2022 USCHA Faith Pre-Conference

"Faith Forward - Fighting for Our Lives"

People of faith, faith leaders, and people working in the HIV and AIDS response are invited to gather for a one-day multi-faith pre-conference to discuss and develop strategies to access and strengthen the capacity of houses of worship and faith-based organizations who are engaged, or wish to engage, in efforts to end the HIV epidemic. The focus of this conference will be on the role of faith in attaining and fast-tracking the goals of getting to zero discrimination and zero disparities. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions with persons living with and affected by HIV, breakout sessions on disparities and social determinants related to health, and disparities in sexuality education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion, participate in the development of strategies, and network with colleagues working in and with faith communities.

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available. See the FAQs for more information.


Where can I contact the organizers with any questions?

Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer,, 216-736-3712

Onsite-In Person Check-in/Registration: Onsite-In person check-in/registration on Friday, October 7, begins at 8:30 AM, at the Puerto Rico Conference Center, San Juan, PR

A light continental breakfast will be served.

Scholarships: YES. Please, do not let the $25 registration fee be a barrier to your participation. To receive a scholarship, use the discount code: scholarship.

Additional scholarship funds may be available to help with travel costs, up to $500. Apply here.

Become a Sponsor: Contact Ulysses Burley III,

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? YES

Can I update my registration information? YES

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? NO

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? YES

Preliminary Agenda:

8:30 AM Check-in/Registration (a light continental breakfast will be served, included).

9:00 AM Opening

- Welcome and Opening remarks

- Prayers and Centering Rituals from various faith traditions

- Theme presentation

9:30 AM Session 1, Biomedical Update: Dr. Ulysses Burley and Dr. Stephaun Wallace

10:45 AM Session 2, Panel: “My Lived Experience”

12:15 PM Facilitated Conversations/Breakout Rooms

12:45 PM Lunch Lunch Presentations: - Global AIDS Strategy- The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries/Metropolitan Community Churches collaboration project presentation

1:45 PM Session 3, Wake Forest Compass Initiative

3:30 PM Session 4, Keynote: Pedro Julio Serrano

4:15 PM Wrap-up, Acknowledgements, Closing remarks, and Sending Blessings

4:45 PM END


  • Khadijah Abdullah, RAHMA, Washington DC
  • Carmarion Anderson-Harvey, Human Rights Campaign
  • Sande Bailey-Gwinn, Foundations For Living
  • Ulysses Burley, UBtheCURE
  • Tiauna Webb, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Iva Carruthers, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Barbara Chinn, Episcopalian, Washington DC
  • Michael Crumpler, Unitarian Universalists, New York, NY
  • C. Virginia Fields, National Black Leadership Commission on Health, New York, NY
  • Kamal Fizazi, Lay Muslim Member, New York, NY
  • Bishop Yvette Flunder, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Oakland, CA
  • William Francis, The HUB, Atlanta, GA
  • Cary Goodman, Balm in Gilead, Richmond, VA
  • George Kerr III, Presbyterian HIV Network, Washington DC
  • Daniel Leyva, National Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, NY
  • Erica Poellot, Faith in Harm Reduction, New York, NY
  • Edwin C. Sanders II, Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, Nashville, TN
  • Louis Shackleford, HIV Vaccine Trials Network
  • Mike Schuenemeyer, United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network, Cleveland, OH
  • Pernessa Seele, Balm in Gilead, Richmond, VA
  • David Williams, Metropolitan Community Church, Newark, NJ