12.02.19 – ACT UP London Public Meeting – Save Our Sexual Health Services – facebook event page here
6-8pm at ‘Positive East’ -159 Mile End Rd, London E1 4AQ, UK – nearest tube – Stepney – venue is fully accessible.
Thank you to ‘Positive East’ for hosting us and for the work you do!
Act Up London revived in 2012, facing new challenges: the rise of infection among certain minorities; the ongoing stigma for those infected; and the urgent need to save the NHS, as services face continued cuts we will ACT UP! See this ‘Sexual Health Services are being cut to the bone’ (Guardian 2019) . The gravity of the situation demands a grassroots, mischievous, creative, disobedient, fantastical group and we welcome you to get involved for 2019!
We’ve danced in front of the Home Office against xenophobic healthcare policies, stripped naked in Gilead’s HQ against pharmaceutical greed, stormed NHS HQ demanding ‘PREP for all’, pioneered the ‘ACT UP Women – Catwalk for Power, Resistance and Hope’, carried out HIV anti-stigma classes at the front of Nigel Farage’s pub see What really happened with Farage,occupied the VIP carpet at the Freddie Mercury film against the sanitisation of our lives, recently had another fantastic ‘HIV / HEP Blind Date’ show and are currently strengthening our European and Global ACT UP chapters with some fun gatherings ahead in 2019.
Whether you are new or old to HIV / AIDS art and activism we would love you to be involved.
Come along to meeting and share ideas for the year ahead 🙂
More about us –
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.
If you would like to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.