63rd Family Institute Conference
HBCUs on the Frontline: Scholarship, Programs, and Interventions for HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction
April 16-18, 2007
As the theme suggests, this year’s conference will focus on the specific issues that may impact both positive and negative outcomes of HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention strategies on our campuses. The objective is to leave the conference with knowledge and action steps to enhance the risk-aversive and reduce the risk-elevating components of the HBCU campus and student cultures. The conference will be research driven with a focus on the undergraduate student culture and risk taking behaviors that encompass many aspects of student life—including, but not limited to peer education, risky sexual activities and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
Many sessions are already organized, and you may wish to include your work in one of these sessions. Or, you may wish to organize your own session on a specific issue—there is room for this approach, as well. The following is a list of the sessions that have been suggested: Overcoming Student HIV/AIDS Information Fatigue; Behavioral Interventions that Work; HIV/AIDS Discourses in the Religious Community; Inter-Campus Relationships in the Age of HIV/AIDS; Gendered Components of Risky Behaviors at HBCUs. Even if your research area is not directly related, you will be interested in learning about the work in this area. Please register and attend.
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR SUBMISSIONS AND FEES TO MARCH 30, 2007.
Please email a 1-2 page abstract as a Word or WordPerfect document (for a single presentation, a panel or a session proposal), along with your institutional affiliation to:
Michael Hodge at email@example.com
(Please place the capital letters FIC in the subject line of the email.)
All abstracts will be published as the Proceedings in the official journal of the Georgia Sociological Association, Journal of Public and Professional Sociology.
Selected papers will be invited (all submissions subject to peer review) for publication in a special edition of Challenge, the official journal of the Morehouse Research Institute.