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Fw: 3rd Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference
Apr 2nd, 2011 - 04:04:23
04 May, 2011 - 06 May, 2011
Dear Partners and Friends,
UHAI-EASHRI is pleased to announce that the 3rd Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference will be convened in Nairobi, Kenya from 4th to 6th May, 2011.
This conference will bring together activists from the LGBTI and sex worker movements in East Africa, as well as health and legal professionals, human rights activists and organizations, and donor partners working in the Region (Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda).
As such, UHAI is requesting participation, input and support from
activists within the LGBTI and sex worker movements across the five
countries. It is hoped that a representative team of activists will guide UHAI in
developing the Conference agenda with the needs of the activist
community in mind and in light of lessons learned from the 1st and 2nd Conferences.
This will require activist participants, working with the Conference Task
Force, to volunteer time and their unique perspectives in helping this
Conference meet the needs of all the stakeholders involved in UHAI.
Further to this, the activist participants will be involved in crucial
decision making regarding the logistics and organizing of this
Therefore, we are seeking a maximum of 8 LGBTI and sex worker activists to
volunteer a little of their time (hopefully not more than 5 hours per
week in the run up to the Conference). Activist participants will need
to have email and telephone access.
This is a great opportunity to shape the 3rd Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference and to ensure your place at it!
UHAI has contracted Angus Parkinson's services as the Conference
Coordinator. Thus, if you would like to join the Conference Task Force, please reply to angusparkinson (at) gmail.com providing a brief note on your background and involvement in the LGBTI/sex worker movement in your country, no later than Friday 28th January 2011.
Task Force members will be selected from the applications by the UHAI team
on the basis of experience, involvement and representation looking to
ensure that the task force has sex worker activists, trans activists,
intersex activists as well as geographical representation (we’re
looking for new faces!).
UHAI is also inviting all activists in the Region to provide any ideas,
opinions or guidance in regards to this upcoming event. Is there
something you feel strongly about? Something that you feel must be
discussed at the Conference?
With this in mind, we are asking YOU to tell us what you would like to see
at the 3rd Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference and how we can
improve on the previous CFCS Conferences.
So...please click on the following link and take 10 minutes to tell us what you think. Thanks in advance! Link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68ZZ9FP
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Edith Imbolokonye Ingutia
National Focal Point
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS(GYCA)
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein