Where’s the Shame, Love Your Liver! Shame exists around Hep C but we need to talk about it.
The Last Kinection will be coming to deliver one of the first arts based Hep C awareness campaign, of its kind in NSW.
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) was commissioned by NSW Health to implement a state-wide Hep C Campaign involving ‘THE LAST KINECTION’.
Black Chili Productions also known as The Last Kinection will be running three day workshops in nine communities across NSW. Participants at the workshop will have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities to raise awareness about the Hep C Virus in order to learn about the Hep C virus, challenge shame and stigma around the Hep C virus as well as learning about prevention, access to services, treatment options and support pathways for Aboriginal people across NSW.
Some activities the workshops will involve include - developing a health promotion poster, writing and recording a song, producing a video clip and/or taking part in making an animation. There will also be a free community showcase, featuring the participants’ productions concluding with a performance by The Last Kinection.
AH&MRC believes this is a great opportunity to open a dialogue with Aboriginal communities about Hep C and to explore and gain knowledge, challenge shame and stigma and improve Aboriginal peoples access to appropriate services and information.
The Campaign is part of a state-wide effort to better support Aboriginal people’s access to Hep C treatment and care services, the AH&MRC encourages Aboriginal people to take part in this important and unique event.
The Campaign will be coming to Nowra, Tamworth, Nambucca Heads, Griffith, Western Sydney, Sydney Metro, Dubbo, Walgett, Newcastle and surrounds between May 2011 and March 2012.
For further information visit the Campaign website at: http://www.loveyourliver.net.au/ and Campaigns Coordinator Harp Kalsi
(02) 9212 4777 or 0402 249 058.