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PubliCalendar: "The Berlin Patient" in Seattle

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Darren Davis and Atoosa Moinzadeh February 26, 2015

For Today

Cured of HIV

Timothy Ray Brown was the first person in the world cured of HIV. Gero Hütter was the first doctor in the world to cure someone of HIV. Even though he is known as "the Berlin Patient," Brown is actually a Seattle native, and both he and Dr. Hütter are in town to share personal testimony and information on the experiments that led to the cure.

As doctors and scientists continue to seek out new therapies to combat HIV/AIDS, Brown's recovery marks a fascinating success. He has since launched the Cure for AIDS Coalition, a group dedicated to, you guessed it, finding approaches to cure or manage HIV/AIDS.

Cured of HIV, Thu, Feb 26, 6pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free


For Friday

Queering Justice: Examining the Criminalization of LGBTQ Communities  

In partnership with the UW School of Law’s annual "Diversity Week" series, a panel of activists, artists, and attorneys are gathering to discuss the ways in which LGBTQ folk are policed and criminalized in our justice system. With police misconduct on the rise at home and nationally, Queering Justice’s discussion on discrimination in housing, health care, and more during incarceration is timely.

Along with coauthor of “Queer (In)Justice” Andrea Ritchie’s keynote speech, the “unapologetically infinite” Donté "Da Queen" Johnson will perform spoken word. And attorneys Jenni Wong and Adrien Leavitt will talk about their work for the advancement of queer and trans justice. 

Refreshments will be provided throughout the packed four-hour series. Attendees are encouraged to register to ensure a seat.  

Queering Justice: Examining the Criminalization of LGBTQ Communities Fri, Feb 27, 12:30pm, UW Law School Rm 127, 4293 Memorial Way, Free with registration


Advance Notice for March 1

Understanding Khilafat and ISIS

If you were to ask someone what "ISIS" is, they may be able to identify the group and its hand in daily attacks, killings, and general reign of terror. But the relationship between the group and the Muslim faith? That warrants a much more complicated answer. 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has put together a panel of government and law enforcement officials for a discussion on ISIS and how to stop terrorism. As the media focuses on extremism and terrorism, this panel will offer a critical perspective on how the idea of the  Khilafat (Caliphate) is different from what ISIS advocates.

Folks are encouraged to register before the event by emailing [email protected], or calling 206-851-0788, or online

Understanding Khilafat and ISIS, Sun, Mar 1, 5:15pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free with registration
 

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