This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
YouthCO is glad to be hosting our third annual Love Positive Women event!! We first hosted this event with the International Community of Women Living with HIV, and Positive Women's Network in 2016. This event is part of a global holiday to surround positive women with gestures of love.
Women living with HIV of all ages are welcome, along with their friends, families, allies, and supporters, are welcome to this event!
On February 10, join us for refreshments, dancing, music, and opportunities to connect, including valentines, refreshments, and community. All are welcome to join this event, and we will have activities for little ones and those of us who are young and young at heart.
RSVPs below are welcome, but not necessary.
Our celebration is part of a LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN: Romance Starts at Home! (LPW), which first started in 2013. It is a holiday for women living with HIV that happens annually from February 1st - 14th. Using Valentine's Day as a backdrop, LPW creates a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV. Going beyond romantic love to deep community love and social justice, LPW is a call to action. It requires participants to reflect on how they as either a woman living with HIV or an ally will commit to loving women living with HIV and then do it. Through action, change can be made to fueling economies of love and compassion. Working from a place of strength, LPW focuses on the idea of interconnectedness, relationship building, loving oneself and loving ones community. By starting from a place of love, within oneself there are endless ways that the negative impacts that HIV has on women living with HIV can be lessened. The International Community of Women Living with HIV hosts this event globally each year.