International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV&AIDS

Indigenous Peoples Positive Gathering – Getting to Zero 
Thursday 17th July, 2 - 5 pm
ACON (AIDS Council of NSW) Conference Room
414 Elizabeth St (near the corner of Devonshire Street)
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Indigenous People living with HIV are invited to attend a gathering of nations to learn from each other in terms of our responses to HIV and AIDS from our communities. The afternoon will be facilitated by Indigenous poz people, be informal in its structure, promote broader International dialogue with the outcomes presented to the International Indigenous Pre conference Program held on the following two days.  Cost: Free and light refreshments will be provided during the afternoon.

RSVP to:
Michelle Tobin, PATSIN

Indigenous Youth Meet Up – Arts and Activism
Thursday 17th July, 2 – 5 pm
Redfern Oval Community Room 
51 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW 2016

The theme for this exciting community event is Arts and Activism! The program includes a panel of international and national speakers, interactive activities, and opportunities to yarn and network.  This event will also be the formation of ANTHYM – Aboriginal Nations Torres Strait Islander HIV Youth Mob. Be a part of Australia’s first Indigenous youth network around sexual health! All Indigenous young people (18 – 26 years) are invited to this event.  Cost: Free 

RSVP to:
Darren Braun, Sexual Heath Project Officer, AH&MRC
+61 2 9212 4777

Welcome Reception
Thursday 17 July 2014
6.00pm - 8.30pm
L’Aqua, Rooftop Level, Cockle Bay Wharf

The Welcome Reception will include the Opening of the Conference, Welcome to country and country responses. The evening will also showcase a Traditional Aboriginal Dance Performance and Torres Strait Islander Dance Performance by Descendance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre.

This is included in the general registration.

Ticket cost for guests: A$22.00

Friday 18 July 2014
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Darling Harbour
Set sail on a journey to discover the stories of the Eora, Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people. Learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks.

This is included in the general registration.

Ticket cost for guests: A$33.00

Bangarra Dance Theatre Gadigal Corroboree
Saturday 19 July 2014
5.30pm - 9.00pm

This is the traditional Cultural Exchange Event held as part of this pre-conference. There will be an opportunity for guests to perform their traditional dancers for others from all around the world. If you would like to perform please contact the conference secretariat.

This is included in the general registration.

Ticket cost for guests: $22.00