Webinar: A Guide to State-level Organizing: HIV Criminalization and Reform (2020)

A webinar presented by The Center for HIV Law and Policy and the Positive Justice Project Advisory Group on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to assess the best practices of reform and advocacy work, to connect together and reinforce the urgency of social movements. 

The webinar:

  • reviews guiding principles for building local leadership and direct advocacy strategies to end disease-specific criminal laws
  • talks about reforms that didn't go far enough and the advocacy challenges that follow
  • provides tips on best practices for coalition-building and engaging stakeholders
  • and ends with a Q&A


  • LaTunja Sockwell, Arkansas HIV Reform Initiative, Positive Justice Project Advisory Group
  • S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal, Black Feminist Attorney and founder of the Moore-O'Neal Law Group, LLC, Louisiana Coalition on Criminalization and Health
  • Lauren Fanning, Washington HIV Justice Alliance
  • Jeannette Mott Oxford (JMO), Executive Director of Empower Missouri, Missouri HIV Justice Coalition, former state legislator
  • Conversation moderated by Amir Sadeghi, CHLP national outreach coordinator

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