HIV/AIDS: Human Rights, Archives, and Memory
The third annual World AIDS Day Conference sponsored by the Health and Human Rights Working Group of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice was held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 9 to 3 in the Texas Union Governors’ Room. This year’s conference explored aspects of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic that concern issues of public memory, human rights, documentation, and representation.
After the conference, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies screened the award-winning documentary Where the Water Meets the Sky at 4:45 p.m. in the Glen Maloney Room (SSB G1.310). Narrated by Morgan Freeman, Where the Water Meets the Sky is the story of a remarkable group of women in a remote region of northern Zambia who are given the opportunity to learn how to make a film. Their topic? The plight of young women orphaned by AIDS.