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Craft Sale and Presentation at Tapestry Retirement Home
It felt good to be out in the community again on November 3.
VG4A got a warm welcome from seniors and staff -- thank you!
General Meeting October 15
Close to 50 members enjoyed getting together in person at St. Peter's Anglican Church. Orleen shared her memories of Myrtle Schmidt in a moving eulogy that left us grateful to have known and worked with this remarkable woman. Gogo the Rhino, Myrtle's invention, also made a surprise appearance.
Photo below by Christine Scott
Latest News from the SLF
Thanks to the support of SLF partner MIDLAND AIDS SERVICE ORGANIZATION, and after a difficult two years, as her community continues to recover, Gladys can finally say, “I feel like I have my life back.” Read the full story here
Featured Community-Based Person or Organization of the month
Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola was born in rural South Africa to a poor working class family. She ended up with 3 degrees and is now a post-doctoral fellow at University of KwaZulu-Natal. Vuyiseka joined the HIV movement when she was 22 after testing HIV positive in 2001. She began her activist life as a volunteer for the Treatment Action Campaign in Cape Town and worked her way into leadership, finally being elected for two terms as General Secretary of the same organization. In 2015 she became the director of the Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS at Stellenbosch University. For more about her life story, click Vuyiseka Dubula.pdf.
Vuyiseka spoke at the 2022 International AIDS Conference in Montreal about how to decolonize funding. She said if you don’t know how to fund in a decolonized way, check out the Stephen Lewis Foundation. To hear a snippet of her passionate speech, click here.
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Stories from the Field
Here are stories from three SLF Field Representatives who visit the CBO's in Africa to see the work they are doing and offer support and encouragement.
“We have journeyed with them through so many trying and celebratory times, and that has really been a central part of the role,” says Jenny Parsley.
Who are our partners in Africa?
Read one page stories about the Community Based Organizations and women leaders there who partner with the SLF
Tru Earth Fundraiser
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