Two AIDS movement activists recognized by HEU-sponsored award
community activists have been recognized for their outstanding achievements working in
the B.C. AIDS movement.
Micheal Vonn, policy director of the B.C. Civil
Liberties Association, and Jennifer Evin Jones, head of the advocacy department for
the B.C. Persons with AIDS Society, were this year’s recipients of the
HEU-sponsored Social, Political and Community Action award at the 9th Annual
AccolAIDS fundraising gala on April 18.
was truly an honour for our union to once again support the event,” said Victor Elkins,
HEU’s 1st vice-president who attended the awards. “This year’s AccolAIDS awards
ceremony was a record-breaking event, raising over $105,000.”
has tirelessly worked to protect the personal health information of HIV-positive individuals through the Right to Privacy Campaign and B.C.’s Big Op Out
awareness campaign against centralized electronic health data (or eHealth).
Jones has been instrumental in the challenge to provincial disability policy
and legislation which resulted in an increase in supplemental income for many
people living with HIV/AIDS.
the B.C. Persons with AIDS Society (BCPWA), the AccolAIDS awards are designed
to recognize community groups, organizations and individuals for initiatives
and achievements that advance the HIV/AIDS movement in British Columbia.
is HEU’s seventh consecutive year sponsoring the Social, Political and
Community Action award.