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What's On - World AIDS Awareness Week 2016

World AIDS Awareness Week takes place in the lead up to World AIDS Day, Thursday 1st December. The WA AIDS Council is hosting, and taking part in a range of activities during this time. The first activity that is currently underway is an outdoor advertising campaign raising awareness of HIV in the community. The campaign includes striking billboards in high traffic locations around Perth asking the question; ‘What are we telling our kids about HIV?’'. Clicking through to the WA AIDS Council website, the public can access information and other resources to help start, what for some, may be a potentially awkward discussion. To access these support materials click here.

We are thrilled once again to be taking part in the Pride Parade on Saturday 19th November. We invite you to join us in the parade - RSVPs essential. Click on the Pride Parade tab below for full details. Other events include social events for people living with HIV in Western Australia, HIV testing drop in sessions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, a free outdoor film screening and an arts exhibition fundraiser.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events!

World AIDS Day Eve Film Screening - Northbridge Piazza

On the eve of World AIDS Day, Wednesday 30th November, we invite you to join us for a film screening of PRIDE at Northbridge Piazza Super Screen. This is a free event which kicks of at 6pm.

For the full line up of activities, scroll below. 


Saturday 19 November: Pride Parade

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The WA AIDS Council are thrilled to once again be taking part in the Pride Parade. Join us for the biggest party of the year.
We’ll be scooting, walking and dancing our way around the streets of Northbridge for the annual Pride WA Parade.

Grab your dancing shoes, some bright colours and show your support for the LGBTIQA+ community.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP by sending an email here by Friday 11th November for catering and costuming purposes!

#LoveWins #PrideParade2016

Monday 28 November - Friday 2 December: ATSIHAW Drop In Sessions at M Clinic

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M Clinic are offering a week of Drop-in testing as part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week to encourage HIV testing within this community.

M Clinic is a sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men, including trans men and brotherboys. This includes gay and bisexual men, and other male or masculine-identifying persons who sometimes have sex with other men.

Visit the M Clinic website here.

Wednesday 30 November: PRIDE Movie Screening, Northbridge

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Join us on the eve of World AIDS Day for a special screening of PRIDE, an extraordinary true story of two very different communities who unite to defend the same cause.

About the Film: It's Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike! At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the only problem is the Union seems too embarrassed to receive their support.

Not discouraged, the activists ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a small mining villiage in Wales to make their donations to the community in person. This journey begins a surprising partnership between two seemingly alien comunties as they fight for the same cause.

Date: Wednesday 30th November, 2016

Location: Northbridge Piazza Super Screen, Cnr Lake St & James St, Northbridge

This is a free event.

Thursday 1 December: Good Spirits Day

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Held annually, this workshop provides People Living with HIV (PLHIV) exclusive access to MAC Cosmetics' stellar Make Up team for a pampering session. Learn how to achieve the latest trends and get the tips from the experts.

RSVPs essential. Email Alli at apaterson@waaids.com or call 08 9482 0000

Please note this event is only open to people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Not linked in with the WA AIDS Council? Not to worry. If you haven’t connected with the WA AIDS Council previously and would like to register for this event, please contact Alli (details above) who will explain how you can get involved.

Thursday 1 December: ZERO 2016 Opening Night Launch Event

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ZERO is an arts exhibition in support of Western Australians living with HIV presented by the WA AIDS Council.

A special ticketed launch event takes place on World AIDS Day, Thursday 1st December 2016. This will be the first opportunity for community to purchase a piece of art from the exhibition with part proceeds to the WA AIDS Council.

The inaugural theme is ZERO. This relates to Getting To Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths. Twenty one artists have been chosen to create works in response to the word ‘ZERO’ or the number ‘0’.

Tickets $30+bf each.

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18+ event (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian)

Full event details can be found here.

INVITE your friends to the Facebook Event Page here.

#artforzero2016

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Friday 2 - Sunday 4 December: ZERO 2016 art exhibition, Fremantle

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ZERO is a new creative arts event and exhibition in support of Western Australians living with HIV presented by the WA AIDS Council. After the launch event on World AIDS Day, Thursday 1st December the exhibition will run from Friday 2nd to Sunday the 4th of December. All works are available for purchase with part proceeds to the WA AIDS Council.

The inaugural theme is ZERO. This relates to Getting To Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths. Twenty one artists have been chosen to create works in response to the word ‘ZERO’ or the number ‘0’.

Expect a vibrant and eclectic series of works, including pieces from well known Western Australian artists namely Daevid Anderson, Virginia Ward, Paul Kaptein and Angela Stewart, artists from around Australia and exciting local emerging artists.

Full event details can be found here.

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Saturday 3 December: PLHIV Community Bowling Day

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This is a social event for people living with HIV, in the form of a Community Bowling Day with food, prizes, fun for the kids. This event provides an opportunity for PLHIV to network, discuss topical issues and and do so in a safe and supportive environment.  

RSVPs essential. Email Alli at apaterson@waaids.com or call 08 9482 0000

Please note this event is only open to people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Not linked in with the WA AIDS Council? Not to worry. If you haven’t connected with the WA AIDS Council previously and would like to register for this event, please contact Alli (details above) who will explain how you can get involved.

 

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