International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

When 19 May, 2019 4:00pm — 6:30pm Where The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton Website
Please join with us and our guest speakers to remember those who have gone too soon, and continue the legacy of more than 36 years of international activism by committing to a future free from the grief and stigma of the past.

Our guest speakers this year are:
• Michelle Tobin, Chair of the Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance
• Limin Mao, Associate Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW
• Robert Griew, President of AFAO

Ngunnawal man, Cheyne Halloran will conduct Welcome to Country.

The evening will be hosted by ABC Canberra’s Andrew Bell. There will also be a musical performance from the Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire and Callum Henshaw.

Date: Sunday 19 May 2019
Time: 4pm – 6.30pm
Where: Ian Wark Theatre, The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St Acton
RSVP: Via Eventbrite
Bring: Wear something warm, we will be outside for part of the evening

Light refreshments will be served in the Jaeger Room following the ceremony.

- Memorial Roll -
Every year we remember those people how have died of HIV/AIDS by recalling their names. If you would like to add names of someone you cared about who passed away in the previous year to this event, please contact us on 6257 2855 or

- 2019 Theme –
This year’s theme is “Intensifying the fight for Health and Rights”.

The 2019 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial reminds us that those most affected by the HIV epidemic: including people living with HIV in all their diversity (women, men, young people, gay and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, drug users, the poor, homeless and unstably housed, migrant and formerly or currently incarcerated people) need to continue to be at the forefront leading our movement for the right to life and the right to health.

This includes fighting for universal, comprehensive and sustainable treatment, care and prevention services, and intensifying our work around human rights, stigma reduction, social and economic justice to ensure that no one is left behind.

Join us on 19 May 2019 as we gather, share our stories, commemorate and intensify the fight for health and rights for all people affected by HIV and AIDS around the world.

All community members and allies are welcome to attend this free event.
For more information about this event, call 62572855 or visit

How to get there

15 Gordon St, Acton ACT 2601, Australia