When: Thu., April 11, 5:30 p.m. 2013
Edwin Cameron was already a celebrated public figure when he announced he was HIV positive. But the Rhodes scholar and member of South Africa’s Constitutional Court was inspired to make his status public after fellow African Gugu Dlamini was stoned, stabbed, and ultimately killed because she’d made an on-air admission that she had HIV/AIDS. Now, Cameron is coming to Nashville to speak about how his singular career — which spans safeguarding human rights during apartheid, teaching law, and serving as a judge — uniquely qualifies him to examine our response to AIDS. Cameron, whom President Nelson Mandela has hailed as “one of South Africa’s new heroes,” comes to Vanderbilt as part of the university’s stellar Chancellor’s Lecture Series.