AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

June 14, 2012 12:37 ET

ACAA Presents 'Rights in the Moment: Looking at the Rights of People Living With HIV, Sex Workers, and People Who Use Drugs' Conference

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2012) - 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 info@aidscalgary.org or visit www.aidscalgary.org.

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.

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