Reading Public Library Hosts Virtual Discussion

On December 7, join RPL for a virtual discussion on two outbreaks, From HIV to COVID-19: The Social and Scientific Response.

Reading, MA — Forty years into the HIV pandemic and two years into the COVID-19 pandemic: we ask where are we, how did we get here, and where are we going? Join long-time HIV survivors Paul Glass and Fabien Denry in conversation with Dr. Howard Heller, an Infectious Disease Specialist, to reflect on the social and scientific response to two deadly outbreaks. Register to receive a Zoom link via email prior to the event:

Paul Glass is President of LGBT Elders of Color and a long-time HIV survivor.
Fabien Denry is a member of The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project Community and a long-time HIV survivor.
Howard M. Heller MD MPH is a member of the Infectious Disease Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, he teaches at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology (HST) program and is the Senior Advisor for Clinical Partnerships at the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR). Dr. Heller is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Board, the Infectious Disease Exam Committee and has previously served as President of the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society.

This program is part of the Reclaiming Your Story grant, graciously funded by the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Direct Grant Program.

The Reading Public Library is committed to evolving together to strengthen communication, equity, collaboration, and learning in our community. Our mission is to be a center and resource for learning and civic engagement. We provide a place and platform of, by, and for the people who can benefit as individuals as well as contribute to the well-being of the community. We work to achieve these goals and commitments by focusing on education, equity, accountability, and access.

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