“During this time, how could we talk about AIDS?
Gay rights group Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea
is having a Salon De AIDS (살롱 드 에이즈) with conferences on May 11th and May 25th (Saturdays). Here is a translation of the info provided. (If you think I’ve made mistakes that affect the meaning of the notice, please let me know).
“During this time, how could we talk about AIDS? Looking back, haven’t we somehow been avoiding it while thinking of it as a heaven-sent punishment for the promiscuous and unlucky, a symbol of gay contagion, fear and death?”
Center for Human Rights Second Floor
Hongdae Station exit 2 / Mangwon Station exit 1
Right: 2013 Salon of Aids
The rights team of LGBT Solidarity has prepared a time for rights education, “Salon de AIDS”. Starting in May, we will have six sessions that will discuss the transition in AIDS policies through pictures, movies, press, and various other types of media. We will also view the hidden history of AIDS from the perspective of those living with HIV/AIDS, which has been difficult to discuss freely because of the weight and stigma associated with the word “AIDS”. This “Salon de AIDS” will help us look more deeply and change our perception. We invite all of you dreamers for an undifferentiated society.
Photo Voice “AIDS is…”
Let’s share our thoughts about AIDS. We will warm up by sharing our thoughts about AIDS, how society examines AIDS, and what new meanings we will ascribe to images of AIDS. Bring an image or leave a picture about AIDS and we will share our feelings toward the disease, thoughts about society’s prejudices and the future of AIDS.
I’m A Person Living with HIV/AIDS
We will take time to have a sympathetic look at the journey of those living with HIV/AIDS. We will see true stories and reconstructed stories from the contents of movies and broadcast media. From this, we are willing to think about the difficulties of those living with HIV/AIDS and solutions to these difficulties.
-Together we will watch a short documentary titled 경계를 너머 with testimonies from those living with HIV/AIDS.
-We will host a program to think about life difficulties for people with HIV/AIDS and how we can help solve these problems.
-There is no fee for participation
-For smooth proceedings, please enroll in advance.
-Send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name or nickname, contact info, email address, and reason for participating.
-Everyone who joins the program will get a small souvenir