Act Up London Public Meeting – HIV Blind Date Rehearsal
When – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Where – Positive East, 159 Mile End Road, E1 4AQ London, United Kingdom – Fully accessible
Last month, alongside the NHS Anti Swindle Team, ACT UP LONDON activists invaded the purple carpet of the world premier of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to state loud and clear ‘HIV Stigma is REAL LIFE not just fantasy’ and to draw attention to the need for ongoing action to end the AIDS epidemic and to challenge the government inaction and pharmaceutical greed at the root of it.
Everyone is welcome to our upcoming meeting – whether new or old to activism – to get involved in the ACT UP family as we plan for World AIDS Day and our next moves …
Read all about the action here – https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/24/protesters-crash-bohemian-rhapsody-premiere-with-message-freddie-mercury-would-be-proud-of-8069079/
We will be plotting further actions to platform ‘healthcare for all’ as well as rehearsing for our World AIDS Day bonanza event ‘HIV Blind Date’ – if you would like to be one of our glamorous assistants please do come! All details on our website here
ABOUT ACT UP LONDON –
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.
In the fourth decade of this crisis, we fight to ensure comprehensive and easily accessible treatment for all people, in all countries. This includes not only medications but also mental and social health services as well as housing and economic equality. Here in the UK, we are united with the coalition of activists fighting to keep our National Health Service free, publicly run, and fully funded.
In a time of rising infection rates, we challenge anyone who would hinder or cut back on life-saving services around safer sex, education, clean needles and all other HIV prevention measures.
And in a time of continuing stigma, silence, and isolation, we combat discrimination against and promote the visibility and leadership of those living with HIV and AIDS.
Remembering that HIV & AIDS is foremost a political crisis, as well as a medical emergency, we will use every means possible to call out and contain this pandemic.
We are STILL not silent.