ACAA Presents 'Rights in the Moment: Looking at the Rights of People Living With HIV, Sex Workers, and People Who Use Drugs' Conference
June 14, 2012 - Calgary, Alberta - This June, AIDS Calgary Awareness Association (ACAA) will
be hosting a new conference titled 'Rights in the Moment: Looking at the rights of people living with HIV, sex workers, and people who use
drugs'. ACAA has invited several exciting guest speakers to present on current issues, best practices, and research at Rights in the
Moment. Dr. Val Montessori and Irene Day, of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, will be presenting on Treatment as
Prevention followed by a panel discussion. Conference speakers also include one of the top 25 most influential lawyers
in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine, Alan Young. The Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and
one of Canada's leading figures in drug policy, Donald MacPherson, will also be joining us.
Other issues and hot topics that will be explored at Rights in the Moment include a detailed look at the laws surrounding
sex work, and Changing the Frame: A New Drug Policy for Canada. The conference topics will focus on current laws and research specific
to Alberta and Canada. "Since 1983, ACAA has served the city's most vulnerable in an environment that fosters respectability,
responsibility, and connection to community. Almost three decades since we first opened our doors, our commitment remains
stronger than ever" says Interim Executive Director Susan Cress, "This will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase our
engagement to the community".
Following the conference ACAA will also hold their Annual General Meeting. Rights in the Moment: Looking at the rights of
people living with HIV, sex workers, and people who use drugs' will be held on June 21st, at Fort Calgary located at 750 - 9th Ave, SE, from
8:30am - 4:00pm, and the AGM to follow at 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.
Tickets for 'Rights in the Moment: Looking at the rights of people living with HIV, sex workers, and people who use drugs'
is $80 per person, $130 for two people from the same organization and $35 for students. Morning only/Afternoon only registration available.
For more information please contact 1-877-440-AIDS (2437), e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit www.aidscalgary.org .
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AIDS Calgary is a local not-for-profit AIDS service organization that offers support services to individuals who are at-risk for, infected
or affected by HIV/AIDS and provides prevention and education throughout the Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Bow Valley regions.
For more information, please contact:
AIDS Calgary Awareness Association
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