Moderator Melissa Kiguwa
Melissa Kiguwa’s background spans three continents — Africa, Europe, and North America. She has worked as an international advocate for human rights and LGBTQIA+ equality, a radio and television host, and a producer for both commercial and broadcast radio. Melissa is a 2020 PEN America Emerging Voices fellow and is currently at work on an adventure memoir.
Filmmaker Patrick Sammon
Patrick Sammon is the co-producer and co-director of CURED. A resident of Washington, DC, he previously served as creator and executive producer of CODEBREAKER, an award-winning drama-documentary about the life and legacy of gay British codebreaker Alan Turing that reached more than three million viewers worldwide.
Filmmaker Bennett Singer
Bennett Singer, the co-director of CURED, has been making social-issue documentaries for more than 25 years. He co-directed BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN, a “potent and persuasive” (Los Angeles Times) film that premiered at Sundance, aired nationally on PBS and Logo, and won more than 20 international prizes, including the GLAAD Media Award. Singer is the former editor of TIME Magazine’s education program and the author or editor of five books.