Panel Discussion: Showing Out – ‘Positive Allies’ and the Creative Workplac...

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An introduction event to ‘Positive Allies’, with a panel discussion around HIV stigma and the workplace, and a look at how the visual representation of HIV/AIDS has evolved since the 1980s

Date & time

Date:18 September 2019

Time:6pm to 9pm

Event Details

Address:Elephant & Castle

Post code:SE1 6SB


Telephone:+44 (0)20 7514 6500

Open hours:6-9pm


This event will act as an introduction to ‘Positive Allies’, with a panel discussion around HIV stigma and the workplace, and a look at how the visual representation of HIV/AIDS has evolved since the 1980s (with an accompanying display of graphic ephemera). ‘Positive Allies’ is an innovative scheme that aims to actively address stigma and prejudice through the adoption of a charter mark to show that an employer is HIV friendly. This free process helps organisations focus on the quality of staff training, recruitment and protection they offer to employees living with HIV. The art and design industry (which historically lost a number of creative people to AIDS) can now lead the way in openly demonstrating support for people living with HIV. The London Design Festival is therefore an opportunity for the creative community to find out more about the ‘Positive Allies’ scheme and hear from HIV advocates. Speakers: Drew Dalton: founder of ‘Positive Allies’; Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Programme Leader MSc Inequality and Society, University of Sunderland. Ant Babajee: HIV Campaigner; Customer-relationship management/Marketer in higher education, Middlesex University; Public Health Masters student. Mel Rattue, Positively UK and Catwalk4Power; founder Positively Mindful. Siân Cook: Senior Lecturer, Graphic & Media Design, LCC; HIV design activist. Andrew Slatter: Senior Lecturer, Contextual and Theoretical Studies Coordinator Year 1, LCC Links Positive Allies: Twitter: @Positive Allies Positively UK: Positively Mindful: Twitter: @Catwalk4Power Graphic Communication: A UK HIV/AIDS Design Archive: collage of photos for Showing Out event This event is part of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Accessibility London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ( or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide. Find Us London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page. Important Filming and Photography Notice: Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera. All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.



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