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Celebrating LGBTIQ pride: Activism then and now
June 27 @ 7:00 pm
To launch its 35th anniversary, Victorian AIDS Council is hosting Activism Then and Now, covering the spectrum of issues mobilising the LGBTIQ community into action, from the HIV epidemic and response to it and decriminalisation of homosexuality to the fight for marriage equality.
Among the speakers is veteran LGBTIQ liberationist, Alison Thorne. Alison is a founding member of the Melbourne chapter of Radical Women and managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organiser. She was also among of the first grassroots activists to respond to the emerging AIDS crisis in 1983. This organising led to the foundation of VAC, which next month is celebrating 35 years of health advocacy, sex positive/liberationist education, service provision and leading a fightback for our lives Alison will join a stellar panel, who will reflect on activism then and now — most important, what next!
Doors open 6.30pm. Event begins 7pm.
Location: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library. When entering the State Library, use the La Trobe Street entrance.