Please join us for a conversation with professor, researcher, and activist Gregg Gonsalves. Prior to coming to Yale as an Eli Whitney student, Professor Gonsalves dropped out of college to participate in HIV/AIDS activism, working with ACT UP in 1990, and going on to found the Treatment Action Group, a highly influential organization focused on accelerating treatment research. For over twenty years, he has continued his work with HIV/AIDS, notably working to improve access to HIV/AIDS medication in South Africa.
Now, Professor Gonsalves is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases as well as an Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law and Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, co-director of the Yale Law School/Yale School of Public Health Global Health Justice Partnership and the Yale Law School/Yale School of Public Health/Yale Medical School Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency.
We are overjoyed to have Professor Gonsalves coming to the Women's Center to talk about his experiences, activism in the Trump era, and more.
For more information on Professor Gonsalves's early HIV/AIDS activism, you can watch the documentary How To Survive A Plague, which follows Gonsalves and his fellow activists in the late 80s and 90s as they tried to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic before it claimed their own lives (available on Youtube, trailer below):