Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Fighting Stigma with Every Bite

30/01/2019

Café+ at the Big Gay Out
Location: Coyle Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland
When: Sunday 10th February, 2019
Time: Noon – 7pm

On Sunday the 10th of February a pop-up café will be set up at the Big Gay Out to fight HIV related stigma and discrimination. A team of people living with and affected by HIV, will be preparing and serving food at the café to challenge misconceptions. It is an important issue to address as a recent Colmar Brunton Survey poll suggests 42% of New Zealanders fear eating food prepared by someone who has HIV. There is however no risk of HIV being spread from sharing or preparing food.

This will be the first event of its kind in New Zealand. The concept originated in Canada in 2017 because of similar statistics and has been brought here by three local organisations - Body Positive, Positive Women Inc. and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

Mark Fisher, Executive Director of Body Positive said “We chose the Big Gay Out event as it is the largest gay fair in New Zealand and this is our opportunity to educate and challenge this myth by engaging with the general public. We hope it will be the first of many”.

Jane Bruning, National Coordinator of Positive Women Inc said “Stigma and discrimination are still the biggest barrier for people living with HIV. The Colmar Brunton Poll highlights this. Come and join us at Café + to break bread and smash stigma!”

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland