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On World AIDS Day, Decembre 1 2015, the community joined the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Goldelox Productions for the Montréal premiere of the ground-breaking new documentary film, “Consent: HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault Law.”

V-71 Film Consentement

In their own words, eight women — leading feminist scholars, attorneys and women living with HIV — shine a light on the problems of using sexual assault law to prosecute alleged non-disclosure of HIV. Does the legal concept of consent, intended to protect women’s sexual autonomy, in fact increase their risk of violence and discrimination when used to criminalize HIV? Discussion to follow the screening. Following the film screening, a roster of experts engaged in a dialogue about the film and the issue in a conversation onstage. The discussants included:

Ariane Émond (Moderator), Independent journalist
Viviane Michel, President of Quebec Native Women Inc.
Dr. Marie-Eve Morin, General Practitioner at Clinique Caméléon
Prof. Alana Klein, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Université McGill

The screening took place at 7pm in Pavillon Judith Jasmin Annexe (JE), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 1564 Saint-Denis, Montréal.