KÌa Valdez Bettcher
Untitled Size 46.8" by 33.1"
Poster Mounted on 1" Card
Delivery Time: 1 week within Alberta; Up to 6 weeks outside Alberta
The speakers at our mentorship have shown incredible personal strength in sharing their stories of overcoming social stigma and accepting themselves for who they are on the inside. This piece is meant to celebrate the resilience of individuals who have been affected by HIV and individuals who have ever been judged or manipulated by society. Despite their challenges, many have found a way to overcome adversity through self acceptance and personal expression.
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The Ribbon Rouge Arts Illustration Mentorship program was powered by the Graphic Designers of Canada and sponsored by ATB Financial.
These illustrations show case art created by students from art programs at the University of Alberta, Macewan University, ECAD and Pixel Blue. These students compiled ethnographic information from former female sex trade workers and intravenous users living with HIV in Edmonton as well as from the point of view of a female transgender contributor in Edmonton. This collection shares their stories through visual arts.
2016 Theme - #sexolution
The Evolution of Sex
An exploration of how our notions of sexuality have evolved from heterosexuality and rare often derogatory mentions about homosexuality & bisexuality, to a broader understanding and knowledge about LGBTQQIP2SAA. It also tackles themes about one of the most pressing human rights issues facing Canadians today - the high rate of sexual violence against women. It is an exploration of the need for an evolution in our hearts to move away from harmful rape culture, social norms and, in some cases, criminal laws, in order to reduce the transmission of HIV.
Every human being is entitled to the highest attainable standard of health, privacy, liberty and security, freedom of expression and assembly, gender equality, freedom from violence and arbitrary arrest, free choice of employment and just and favourable conditions of work, non-discrimination, and the prohibition of forced labour, child labour and trafficking.
Irrespective of choice of employment, sexuality & gender
Funds generated by art sales will fund our initiatives towards social change for zero HIV