29.09.18 – ACT UP London Autumn Mischief Making Gathering – Book your place here!

ACT UP London Autumn Mischief Making Gathering – facebook page here. To reserve your spaces please answer these few questions ASAP.

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When – 10am-7pm on September 29th 2018

Where – London Action Resource Centre (LARC) -62 Fieldgate St, Shadwell, London E1 1ES. It is wheelchair accessible and have a creche provided. Closest tube / overground station is Whitechapel. 

About – ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic, along with the broader inequalities and injustices that perpetuate it. We are proud to be part of the legendary global ‘Aids Coalition to Unleash Power’ network. We demand a publicly run NHS and oppose all forms of private company control until there is equal and adequate HIV / AIDS healthcare for all.

Come to our general mischief making meeting to get involved, share effective campaign skills and generate all the upcoming actions. Please invite all you think will appreciate this! 

There are only 30 places and we prioritise those committed to actively being involved in the network – whatever your experience or skill-set – all is needed is passion! To reserve your place please emailactuplondonfighttilltheend@gmail.com ASAP.

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Protesting outside NHS England and the Department of Health for the roll-out of PREP – More here – https://www.huckmag.com/perspectives/activism-2/pissed-hiv-activists-stormed-londons-nhs-hq-yesterday/

WHY MISCHIEF?

If we want to create change and challenge injustice, we can’t wait for politicians to act. We have to make them act. People are not receiving the treatment they need due a slash in social services and NHS staff, resulting in poor treatment, internalised stigma, disempowerment, and isolation.

Democracy is more than voting every so often, and must include direct action. So some recent ACT UP LONDON actions – as part of the wider HIV activist movement – have included taking our Catwalk4Power project to the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. This is done through the framework of fashion and carries a strong political message while recognising the resilience and strength that women living with HIV can be empowered with. We have also helped launch the UK screenings of ‘120 BPM’ and as part of the ‘NHS Anti-Swindle Team’ have also led the ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ against privatisation outside the NHS HQ and Virgin Care’s office; ramped up pressure on the government to support pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) on the scale we all need (which has led to a huge reductions in diagnosis’; carried out HIV anti-stigma classes at the front of HIV- phobic Nigel Farage’s pub; joined the campaign for a permanent AIDS Memorial as part of the ‘Bang Bus’ and a whole lot more!

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The Catwalk for Power, Resistance and Hope – more here http://theconversation.com/why-women-with-hiv-are-persistently-invisible-and-how-we-can-challenge-it-93168

I’M IN! HOW TO GET INVOLVED – 

Get involved to find out more! www.actuplondon.wordpress.com

To reserve your place please emailactuplondonfighttilltheend@gmail.com ASAP and please answer these few questions ASAP. Please spread the word to all those you think are interested.

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‘Pharma Greed Kills’ action at Gilead HQ – More here – https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/4wbznj/battling-big-pharma-from-the-margins-how-drug-pricing-costs-us-our-health

 

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