Connected by Humanity: Talking Stigma

Feb 24 2018 14:30 - 17:00

The Canvas: Cafe & Creative Venue, 42 Hanbury St, E1 5JL London

Tickets will only be available on the door if tickets haven't sold out prior to the event.

We have tickets available from £3 for people who can't afford the standard donation price.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Event begins at 3pm and ends at 5pm.

As part of Stick it to Stigma week at the Canvas Cafe, a line-up of speakers bring their personal experiences of stigma to the microphone in an intimate basement venue. Proceeds for the event will go to the Terrence Higgins Trust, a UK-based charity that campaigns on and provides services relating to HIV/sexual health. THT have endorsed this event and will be providing speakers.

Connected by Humanity invites a range of speakers and does not discriminate based on experience levels. We believe in providing a platform with anyone who has a story or a vision to share.


Rita Suszek- the otherness/foreignness of being Polish in post-Brexit Britain.

Neelam Keshwala- stigma around menstruation in south Asian culture.

Rebecca and Joel from THT sharing experiences of living with the stigma of being HIV positive.

Claudia Palazzo will be sharing the PrEP Manifesto by SPIT! (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero). Standing for Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts, Together!, SPIT! wrote a series of manifestos that respond to contemporary pressing issues of sexual and gender oppression. SPIT! collaborated with a fierce group of artists who interpret, (in cases) rewrite, and perform them initially as part of Frieze Projects London 2017. Along side the performances they also published The SPIT! Manifesto Reader - an anthology of historical and contemporary queer manifestos post 1960. The reader is available online here: SPIT!

Performance poets:

Nataline Daycreator will be giving tackling racial stigma in her thought-provoking poem.

Archie Ogugua will also be delivering a poem on race.

Standard Donation

GBP 7.00

Extra Donation

GBP 9.00

XL Donation

GBP 12.00

XXL Donation

GBP 15.00

Accessibility Price

GBP 3.00 + GBP 0.61 fee