World AIDS Day, 1 December 2011:
Getting to zero
Zero deaths from AIDS, zero new infections, and zero discrimination
Programme of activities and events in Brussels
19:00. Screening of the movies ‘J’annonce’ and ‘Life above all’
PlateForme Prévention Sida and Cinéma Aventure will organise the free screening of "J’annonce" and "Life above all" on the 29th of November at 19:00. J’annonce, 4 short films of the GRÉCOS (in presence of the authors) will be followed by Life above all, realised by Oliver Schmitz, based on the novel ‘Chanda’s Secrets’ from Allan Stratton and a closing cocktail. For more information, contact Thierry Martin ([email protected]) at Plateforme Prévention SIDA or visit http://www.preventionsida.org/v2. Venue: Cinéma Aventure : Galerie du Centre 57, rue des Fripiers, 1000 Brussels.
16:30-18:00. ECDC/EMCDDA Scientific Seminar on Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will organise a scientific seminar dedicated to presentation of the joint ECDC and EMCDDA guidance: Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs published in October 2011, exploring seven interventions to reduce infectious diseases among people who inject drugs and ways to prevent HIV and related co-infections like hepatitis B and C. For more information contact [email protected]. Venue: Brussels, European Parliament, Room A5 E 2, Altiero Spinelli.
7:30 - 15:30. Awareness raising activities in train and metro stations
Belgian associations engaged in the fight against AIDS will distribute red ribbons to commuters and inform them about HIV/AIDS at main metro train stations in Brussels. For more information, contact Thierry Martin ([email protected]) at Plate-Forme Prévention SIDA or visit http://www.preventionsida.org/v2.
8:30-11:00. European Parliament oral debate and resolution on the EU global response to HIV/AIDS
To mark World AIDS day, the European Parliament will, during its mini plenary meeting in Brussels hold an oral debate and adopt a resolution on the EU global response to HIV/AIDS. This should be followed by a statement for World AIDS Day of the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek MEP and by an awareness raising action in the European Parliament, coordinated by the office of Michael Cashman MEP. For more information, contact [email protected] or watch at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/wps-europarl-internet/frd/live/live-video?language=en.
10:15. Belgian Parliament hearing on AIDS
The Belgian Senate’s Committee on external relations and defence, together with the Committee on social affairs, will be holding a debate on the future of the global AIDS response. Speakers will include among others representatives from the Belgian Technical Cooperation, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, UNAIDS and Médecins Sans Frontières. For more information, contact [email protected]. Venue: Belgian Senate, Room M.
12:00-19:00. Animation Activities at Carrefour de l'Europe
For World AIDS Day activities in Brussels, the main meeting point will be Carrefour de l'Europe (Central Station). A giant condom will be displayed in front of Central Station and several other activities will take place in at Carrefour de l’Europe, such as music animation with DJs, live painting, info stands, etc. For more information, contact Thierry Martin ([email protected]) at Plate-Forme Prévention SIDA or visit http://www.preventionsida.org/v2. Venue: Brussels Central Station and Carrefour de l’Europe.
17:00-19:00. Commemorating event for Judith Bisumbu at Free Clinic asbl
The Free Clinic asbl will be organising a commemorating event for the activist Judith Bisumby, which will consist in a photo exhibition on the work accomplished by her. Venue: Free Clinic , chaussée de Wavre 154 A à Ixelles.
18:00. "The HIV Positive Night” Buffet
ESDIA (Echos séropos d’Ici et d’Ailleurs) asbl will be organising their traditional “HIV Positive Night” buffet in solidarity with people living with HIV and in memory of Judith Bisumbu, starting at 18:00 on 1 December 2010 at Restaurant Inzia in Matonge. For more information and for booking, contact ESDIA asbl at [email protected] or Restaurant Inzia at 02 513 81 67 or 0485 069 737. Venue: Inzia Restaurant, 37 rue de la Paix, Ixelles
19:00-22:00. March and rally of solidarity with people living with HIV
Under samba rhythms, Belgian associations will be organising a march and rally of solidarity with people living with HIV. The march will be starting at Carrefour de l'Europe at 19:00 to end at 20:00 at the Grand-Place with a release of balloons in front of a mural painting symbolising the fight against AIDS. A reception will follow from 20:00 onwards at the Brussels City Hall to present a patchwork of names and messages of solidarity to remember those who died from AIDS, but also of hope for people living with HIV and their families. For more information, contact Thierry Martin ([email protected]) at Plate-Forme Prévention SIDA. Venue: Carrefour de l'Europe and Grand-Place.
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