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An integral part of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival is the interactive programme of roundtable discussions and debates which take place after the film screenings. All our roundtables and debates include an invited panel of guests and experts. Join us and express your opinion concerning a range of topical issues relating to LGBT issues and rights in Russia and around the world. Let your voice be heard!
Hate Crime: Rise and Impact on the LGBT Community and Ways to Combat Against it.
Over the last two years the incidents of hate crime and hate speech against the LGBT community has sharply risen. What is the reason for this increase, what preventitive measures can be taken and is it possible to get justice in the courts? Join our guests after the screening of Valentine Road for further discussion:
Alexandr Verkhovsky – Staff member of SOVA Centre (for monitoring on xenophobia and discrimination)
Tatyana Glushkova – Senior lawyer for Yuriks (Lawyers dealing with constitutional rights)
Moderator Maria Sereda - Campaign Coordinator, Amnesty International – Russia
Time: 25 April, 2014 (Friday), 20.45 – 23.15
Place: Sakharov Centre, ul. Zemlyanoy val, 57, building 6 (metro Kurskaya)
HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Russia
In Russia the issue concerning HIV / AIDS is rarely discussed within a public forum. What is the real situation in Russia at the moment concening the rate of infections, what kind of care is on offer and what measures are being taken to educate people in order to avoid new cases. Find out more after the screening of We Were Here:Participants:
Tatyana Evlampieva - модератор - менеджер программ по профилактике ВИЧ/СПИД
Evgeny Pisemsky - ЛГБТ/ВИЧ- активист, руководитель организации Феникс ПЛЮС
Andrey Beloglazov - ведущий специалист, Сеть проектов профилактики ВИЧ среди МСМ «LaSky»
Evgeny Sorokoumov - консультант по вопросам ВИЧ/СПИДа в Московском городском центре по борьбе со СПИДом (МГЦС), координатор проекта «Позитивная жизнь» по гор. Москве при поддержке СПИД Фонда Элтона Джона (Великобритания)
Time: 27 April 2014 (Sunday) 18.50 - 21.00Place: Project Fabrika, Perevedenovsky per., 18, (metro Baumanskaya / Elektrozavodskaya/Kitai Gorod)