YouthCO is hosting a drop in event for youth living with HIV. There will be food, activities, discussion, and a chance to participate in Oak Tree's World AIDS Day project called Portraits of Stigma. We invite youth living with HIV (up to age 30!) to join us for this drop in social and chance to connect with peers, whether or not you want to be a part of Portraits Against Stigma. Younger youth (6 - 14) living with HIV are invited to attend with a family member.
Portraits Against Stigma is a portrait series and word art project that aims to show the damage that stigma and negative stereotypes do to identities of those living with HIV. For those who are interested, two students from Oak Tree Clinic would like to capture your stigma experience in words and place it within an image. The photograph will not show your face or any unique parts of your body that you feel it could easily identify you. Photos can also be taken of a prop that best represents who you are.
The artwork will be displayed at BC Women’s & Children’s Hospital on December 1st. We also hope to exhibit these images in other public venues and/or conferences with the hope of changing the negative impact of stigma by helping the public to see the whole person not the illness.
Please do let us know if you'll be coming by RSVping below!