DATE, TIME, AND PLACE: Friday, Nov. 2, 9 to 10:40 a.m. and 1 to 2:40 p.m., in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

WHAT: Local experts in mental health and African-American communities will explore how mental illness influences the spread of HIV and AIDS among people of color.

9 to 10:40 a.m.
"Understanding and Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness in the African-American Community"

Moderator: Joanna Olmsted, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

1 to 2:40 p.m.
"Double Duty: HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness—Additional Challenges for the African-American Community"

Moderator: Ted Brown, historian of medicine, public health, and health policy at the University of Rochester

SPONSOR: The University's Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies along with the Department of Psychiatry and the Faculty Diversity Office. The symposium is part of the series, Revisiting Social Justice in Black America: HIV/AIDS, Mental Illness and Race Representation, and is made possible through funding from the University's Humanities Project.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kate Fitzpatrick at 585.276.5744 or