ACT UP LONDON Public Presentation – Our 2016 – 2017 Mission – Tuesday August 2nd 6-8pm. 345 City Road London EC1V 1LR – (nearest tube – Angel) – Facebook page here – Everyone Welcome!
Public meeting to hear, critique and respond to ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) LONDON’s new Mission, Demands, Political Organising Principles and Annual Campaign Plan.
ACT UP London is a diverse group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic. Cuts to services, rising transmission levels, and the common mistaken belief that HIV was resolved in the 1980s results in what we call this current phase of the epidemic the ‘HIV Second Silence’.
Whilst there has been wide ranging responses and agitation from ACT UP LONDON on a wide range of issues facing our HIV/ Hepatitis community – with record – level rising HIV diagnosis we need to up-the-anti. At our recent ACT UP ‘Think In’ we drafted the new Mission, Demands, Political Organising Principles and Annual Campaign Plan.
On the evening of August 2nd we will be presenting these and invite everyone old and new to ACT UP LONDON to feed in. The evening is welcome to everyone wanting to get stuck in a fierce creative street activism to help end the HIV / Hepatitis pandemic.
There are limited spaces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. It is free and wheelchair accessible.
Here is a taster of our revised 2016 draft mission statement.
ACT UP London believes that ending the HIV pandemic does not stop at healthcare but involves the wider community. There are many interconnected issue that impact on the HIV pandemic
The “Second Silence”, must be challenged both locally and on a wider scale. HIV transmission rates are increasing and we believe part of that is due to HIV fading from the public consciousness.
We fight to challenge the stigma that still surrounds HIV.
We believe in the liberation of sexuality and sex positivity.
We are feminist women and pro-feminist men.
We believe that race, culture, religion; misogyny, sexism and homophobia; poverty, poor education; being told you’re no good, you’re useless, are important issues to an understanding of the oppression that individuals with HIV face.
We fight for migrant rights because we see war, invasion, terrorism; pollution and drought caused by global warming as the prime cause of migration. We believe that positive migrants should be able to access the same free HIV services that we have.
We urge you to come out and invite you to overthrow your inhibitions by being active instead of the passive spectator.