Thursday, February 19, 2009

Performed Ethnography in HIV Education, Presentation University of Toronto

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives Youth Sexual Health RIG is pleased to announce our next seminar entitled:

Performed Ethnography,
HIV/AIDS & Aboriginal Youth
with Dr. June Larkin, Tiffany Nelson, and
Christine Smillie

University of Toronto, University College, 15 King's College Circle RM 244
March 4th 1:30-3:00

"In this presentation we present an innovative knowledge dissemination strategy for research on HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal youth. Through a partnership with Native Child and Family Services and the Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP) project, The Universityof Toronto and a group of Aboriginal youth worked with Aboriginal actor, *Herbie Barnes, to turn data collected in a study on HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal youth into scripts and discussion questions for HIV/AIDS education. We will discuss the process of developing the scripts and the value of this approach for HIV prevention. The presentation will include samples of the youth performances."

(*As an actor Herbie has worked on many stages across Canada, in such plays as: Toronto At Dreamers Rock, The Gap, and The Hobbit as well as acting in such films as: Hidden in America, Dance Me Outside, and the series, Due South and The Rez.)

Free, all are welcome, please RSVP to