Moderated by Jeffrey Wright. A public service announcement recently produced by Wright during the Clinton Global Initiative features national and international figures, including Idris Elba, Alicia Keys, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, Forest Whitaker, and Partners in Health's Dr. Paul Farmer. This PSA reminds viewers that although Ebola remains a threat, many do survive with adequate treatment and care. Wright currently spearheads a major campaign, Ebola Survival Fund (#CrushEbolaNow) in association with Partners in Health, focused on stemming the Ebola outbreak in West African countries most affected by the virus.
Known most recently for his critically acclaimed work in The Hunger Games and Boardwalk Empire, Wright received a Tony Award® in 1994 for his performance in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, and later reprised his Angels role for HBO that earned him both Golden Globe and Emmy® awards.
Dr. Jessica Justman is an associate professor of medicine in epidemiology at Columbia University and has over two decades of experience as an infectious diseases specialist and a leading researcher on domestic and international HIV prevention. She is the senior technical director at ICAP and oversees all technical assistance, clinical and training, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening activities for ICAP’s HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs.
Gregg Gonsalves, is a Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and a leading HIV/AIDS activist. He is founder of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, which advocates for AIDS and TB treatment for all who need it, and a member of the Global HIV Prevention Working Group convened by Bill and Melinda Gates to assess HIV prevention research and programs internationally.
David France Director/Producer France is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, who has been writing about AIDS since 1982, and today is one of the best-known chroniclers of the epidemic. Hailed by The New York Times as “a model for the here and now of how social change occurs”, the film is on the top 10 lists of over twenty major publications across the nation earning 12 nominations and seven wins during the 2012 - 2013 film season, including a nomination for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards®.
Phil Lilienthal, activist founder and president of Global Camps Africa, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower children for an AIDS-free tomorrow. These children are affected by many kinds of violence and have been affected by the HIV crisis in Soweto Township. Phil’s 8-day camps and the follow-up biweekly sessions provide a way for the children to see hope for their future.