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The Launch Event is on January 28, a screening of the film ‘Consent’ followed by a discussion at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the film starting at 7:00 PM sharp. This event is free and open everyone. https://www.facebook.com/events/451624858375329/
Prominent HIV activist Jessica Lynn Whitbread will present the short canadain documentary ‘Consent’. The film was produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network where Jessica also sits on the Board. Following the film Jessica will lead a discussion on the criminalization of HIV in Canada, specifically the way in wich the legal system is being used as a tool to reinforce stigma and fear.
About the film —
Through expert testimonies, ‘Consent’ shines a light on the systemic obstacles women face in disclosing their HIV status, points to the dangerous health and human rights outcomes of applying such a harsh charge as aggravated sexual assault to HIV non-disclosure, and makes the argument that the law needs to better protect those who are living with and vulnerable to HIV.
In thier own words – 8 women, leading feminist scholars, attorneys, and women living with HIV – shine a light on the problems of using sexual assault law to prosecute alleged non-disclosre of HIV
Nine Circles will be on site with additional resources and information.
More information on the documentary can be found at: