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Because She Cares film launch

February 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Because She Cares” is a spoken word film series that documents the experiences of African women living with HIV employed in Ontario AASOs.

February 12, 2:00 – 4:00pm EST
Presented via zoom
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To commemorate Love Positive Women and Black History Month, the Because She Cares Collaborative will be hosting a virtual launch of the Because She Cares films.

Using spoken word performance and film, “Because She Cares” poetically re-tells the working stories of African immigrant women living with HIV who work in AIDS service and allied organizations (AASOs).

The 60-minute film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the performers, film artists, and African, Caribbean and Black women who work in Ontario AIDS service and allied organizations.

The Because She Cares is part of a multi-method study funded by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and supported by Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA). The study has been reviewed and cleared by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board.


How will I access the event?

Participants will be sent a zoom link via email a few days before the film launch.

Do I need to register to attend the event?

Yes, you must register on Eventbrite (or have someone register for you) to receive a zoom link to the virtual event.

What inspired these films?

The Because She Cares project evolved from a Ph.D. study where ten (10) African immigrant women living with HIV shared their stories of HIV service work. The project uses oral narrative, poetry, and spoken word performance to poetically “re-tell” African immigrant women’s local and transnational experiences of HIV service work as (un)caring and care-full work.

The Because She Cares film resulted from the community-academic collaboration between academics at the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, the Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), Urban Market Campaign Inc. and African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) community members and allies who work in AASOs.


February 12, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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