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Positive Vibes: Experiences of HIV-positive people

Nov 20, 2012, 12:45pm-2:15pm

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, some 30 years after the first case of HIV in Canada, this workshop consists of a discussion about the experiences of people living with HIV and AIDS. Topics up for discussion include: (1) the continued nuanced forms of discrimination and colonization faced by people living with HIV and AIDS as queer bodies, as racialized bodies, as indigenous bodies; (2) the need for both prevention and support programs (e.g. ODSP, housing, laws and policies, etc.) for people living with HIV and AIDS; (3) advocacy of positive people in various contexts from institutional and academic to grass roots struggle; (4) suggestions for the future directions of funders, researchers, policy makers, and allies in supporting positive people.

The facilitators for the event will be Ciann Wilson and Stefan Kipfer. The speakers will include Sarah Flicker, Tim McCaskell, Henry Luyombya and Neon Sabeth.


Location:140 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building
Sponsor:Faculty of Environmental Studies
Posted by:Joanne Guidi
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