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Reflections: Fairfield AIDS Memorial Garden Celebration




AIDS Memorial Walking Tour




Date: Wednesday 29 November, 2023

Time: 5.30p.m. – 8.00p.m.

Address: Melbourne Polytechnic College Fairfield Campus, Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield

Register to Attend

Join us for this FREE event as we return to the AIDS Memorial Garden to reflect, remember, and respect this special place which stands as a testament of the community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Register to Attend

Listen to opening speeches by the Mayor of Yarra City Council, Chief Executive of Melbourne Polytechnic Frances Coppolillo, and John Hall (Thorne Harbour Health and VAC Volunteer at Fairfield Hospital).

Hear reflections about the establishment of the garden and the HIV/AIDS epidemic from Judy Frecker (HIV Clinical Nurse consultant), David Menadue (Living Legend and Activist), and Susan Paxton (Positive Women Victoria).

Yarra Youth Services Artists in Residence Nicky Tsekouras, Zeth Cameron, and Josh Van Eymeren will open a new artwork in the garden entitled Reflections.

At 7pm, join us for an author talk with teacher, researcher, and writer Geoff Allshorn who will speak about his latest book Always Remember - 40 Years - 40 Objects and Images from the AIDS Epidemic, 1981-2021.

Stay as the sun sets for food and beverages, and enjoy music from Melbourne Polytechnic music students.

FREE registration at the link.


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