Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. 12:45 to 2:15PM. HNES 140 (York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies)
Facilitators: Ciann Wilson and Stefan Kipfer
Speakers: SARAH FLICKER, TIM MCCASKELL, HENRY LUYOMBYA and NEON SABETH
In recognition of World AIDS Day (December 1st), 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.