Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

Punishing Disease author and sociologist Trevor Hoppe (University at Albany) will join Robert Suttle (The Sero Project) and Linda Villarosa (CCNY Journalism Program) in a panel discussion on the use of outdated and poorly written criminal laws to punish people living with HIV—in many cases, for harmless behaviors such as spitting or biting. Steven Thrasher (The Guardian, NYU) will moderate. This event is free and open to the public.