Wednesday, November 30 at 11:30-1:30 in Ellis 224

HIV/AIDS Activism and Community Projects

This panel will discuss HIV/AIDS Activism and Community Projects. Speakers will focus on the local impacts of HIV/AIDS and community activism, as well as how it has changed over the last 20 years. Panelists include John Greyson, Joseph Babcock, and Colin Hastings. Dr. Mary Louise Adams will moderate the panel.

John Greyson in an Associate Professor in York University’s Department of Film, and is active in various anti-censorship, AIDS, peace and queer activist media projects, including The Olive Project, Deep Dish TV, Blah Blah Blah and AIDS Action Now.

Joseph Babcock is an artist, activist, HIV positive gay man. He is a small town boy that divides his time between urban social justice work and rural artistic exploration. He uses art as a tool to start dialogue, promote healthy conversation and instill ongoing self-care practices.

Colin Hastings is a graduate student in Cultural Studies, who will speak about his experience working at HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) in Kingston as an Educator.

Mary Louise Adams teaches courses on sexuality in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s. She is a board member at HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS). In her long distant past she was a member of AIDS Action Now!, a founding board member of CATIE, a safer sex educator for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and she wrote frequently about activism and other issues related to AIDS and HIV for feminist and lesbian and gay publications. Her interest in the politics of AIDS is, in large part, what led her to grad school.

All events are open to the Queen’s and Kingston public.