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Julie Davids

Founder and Co-Director of CHAMP

Julie Davids is Co-Director at the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), after serving as the group's founding Executive Director and Senior Consultant. On behalf of CHAMP, she coordinates the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA), a national network of over 70 groups building a unified, effective movement for HIV prevention in the United States. Davids is a two-time past co-chair of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership, a founding member of the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy, and an advisor to the U.S. Positive Women's Network. She also is an External Expert advisor to the Strategic Working Group of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH. After learning from the leaders of ACT UP Philadelphia, she stayed with them for the next 14 years. She founded CHAMP in 2003 after a year-long Charles H. Revson fellowship at Columbia University, where she developed an analysis of the history and future of HIV/AIDS as a social struggle tied to economic justice, racial justice and human rights. In her local community of Cranston, RI, she serves on the board of the Providence Youth and Student Movement (PrYSM), non-profit Southeast Asian youth-led organization whose vision is end all forms of violence.