In collaboration with Queer Partnership Collective (Erin Silver, Concordia) and AIDS ACTION NOW! the SéroSyndicat will host a participative presentation, workshop, and sashes/sign/banner crafting intervention that is free and open to the public. The event takes place Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the VAV Gallery (1395 René-Lévesque Ouest).
Alex McClelland (AIDS ACTION NOW!) will present the poster/VIRUS project, followed by presentations from Jessica MacCormack and Jordan Arseneault about their posters for the 2012 series. We are also happy to have artist Sarah Mangle to present her spoken piece “Deathlist” as part of the interactive programme. Members of the SéroSyndicat will facilitate a discussion for the creation of hand-made fabric sashes, placards, and/or banners to transmit messages that address HIV stigma and criminalization, which will then be worn by the group to the annual World AIDS Day vigil at the Parc de l’Espoir (Ste-Catherine Est & Panet) at 7:00 pm.
To mark World AIDS Day, Head & Hands will be outreaching at Vendôme metro on Friday evening to raise awareness of serophobia and stigma against those living with HIV.