Campaign to Free Michael Johnson: Lessons Learned
Michael Johnson is a young black gay man who was imprisoned under Missouri's HIV criminalization law. He ultimately received a prison sentence of 10 years, but had previously been sentenced to 30.5 years, before the appeals court threw out the original conviction. Since 2015 a national advocacy network formed to provide support for Michael and work toward his freedom has been active. Some of our efforts include: (1) Crafting an open letter of solidarity for Michael. (2) Organizing a series of community updates. And (3), raising money for Michael's legal defense. This workshop will highlight our efforts to support Michael and offer participants lessons learned in future efforts to work toward the decriminalization of HIV.
Friday, January 19th, 2018
Counter Narrative Project
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