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Nothing Without Us: 

The Women Who Will End AIDS

Sunday 16th June 2019 at 7.30pm

Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free event


2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle

The VITO Project is delighted to be partnering with PrEPster to present a screening of Harriet Hirshorn’s 2017 documentary Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS, followed by an open discussion.

Nothing Without Us tells the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played – and continue to play – in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, Nothing Without Us reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played an essential part in HIV prevention and treatment access throughout sub-Saharan Africa. From beauty parlours in Baton Rouge to the first HIV Clinic in Burundi, this film looks boldly at the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at high-risk for HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic. As the history of AIDS activism is being written, women, particularly women of colour, are being written out of it. This documentary will be a step in restoring women’s crucial role in the history and present-day activism around HIV as well as bolstering the work of women everywhere still fighting for their lives.

Josina Calliste, Strategic Lead for Women & PrEP at Prepster will chair the post-screening discussion with guests panellists Annabel Sowemimo, Sexual & Reproductive Health Doctor and activist, Kate Nambiar, Sexual Health and Gender Identity Doctor, Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma, International Development Consultant and Rebecca Mbewe, speaker, trainer and mentor

The event is aiming to present and discuss sexual health activism for women in the last 30 years. The post-screening discussion will reflect on the struggles presented in the film & describe current challenges facing women (in particular, women of colour).

Time: Doors to the venue will open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm screening and will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached. 

Location: Cinema Museum: 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH

Tickets and pricing: This is a free event but we will need your donations on the night to cover the costs associated with running the event. A minimum £5 donation is suggested but please give generously if you are able to.

Venue accessibility: The Cinema Museum is level access. There is a lift, and an accessible toilet large enough for a motorised wheelchair, with an easy lock and handrails. Some of the interior doors are heavy. There is parking available at the Cinema Museum. The building does not have a hearing loop. Please send us a message if you have any questions about accessibility.

For more information, contact Sylvie Beaumont, Project Coordinator. To join the VITO Project mailing list click here.



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