Rebels With a Cause: Igniting a Culture of Activism in Youth

November 14, 2014
10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Previews 'Slacktivism' Will Change the World

Shareeza Bhola, Communications Manager for,argues that advocacy doesn't need to be difficult to be effective.

National AIDS Policy Director: We're Greater Than AIDS

Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, looks at the demographic and geographic challenges of ending new HIV infections.

No Red Tape: Stop Campus Sexual Assault with Title IX

Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, co-founder of No Red Tape, explains why it's challenging to use Title IX legislation against campus sexual assault without cutting funding to student financial aid programs or research.

Paige Rawl: Why HIV Risk Is Still Real

HIV/AIDS activist Paige Rawl, author of the memoir Positive, talks about the stigma of growing up HIV-positive and why, even now, we need more education about how the virus is transmitted.

UNAIDS Michel Sidibé: We Need Universal Sex Ed

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, and Estée Lauder's Nancy Mahon argue governments need to rethink sexual education and how we talk to students about HIV/AIDS.

Vanessa Kerry: Ebola Proves Global Health's Local Health

Vanessa Kerry, founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, argues global health, from the uninsured in United States to Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, isn't just about access to medicine.

About this conference

More than any prior generation, America's youth are confronted by the harsh realities and problems of the world around us. There's a problem, though - this deluge of information isn't translating into positive action. For every Occupy Wall Street protester or Climate March participant, there are many others who would rather tune in and drop out. How can we inspire America's youth to not only be aware of the issues confronting them, but also to take a stand? The Atlantic, in partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund, will convene leaders in social justice and philanthropy, both young and old, for a discussion that will aim to not only inform, but inspire action among the leaders of tomorrow.

About The Atlantic

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