Vitalizing Movements Conference

Vitalizing Movements Conference
Bodies, Environments, and Biopolitical Struggles
January 31 – February 2, 2014
Carleton University, Ottawa

FRIDAY          Azrieli Pavillion 132

6:30 – 8:00     Poster Virus – AIDS Action Now

8:00 – 9:30     Keynote Address: Sarah Schulman “33 Years of AIDS”

SATURDAY    Loeb A720
9:30 – 10:00  Coffee and Light Snacks

10:00 – 10:15            Introductions

10:15 – 11:45            Fashioning Sexualities
Aging Bodies, Sexual Subjects: Feminist Health Activism and Biomedical Constructions of Sexual (Dys)function.
Annabelle Arbogast, University of Cincinnati

The Biopolitics of Australia’s Third, “X,” Sex: Pathology, Invisibility, and Intersexuality.
Celeste Elizabeth Orr, University of Ottawa

The Asexuality Movement and the Biopolitics of Sexuality in Contemporary North American Contexts
Ela Przyblo, York University

Like a Fish on a Stick: Culture and Resistance Among PLHIV Support Groups in Lao PDR
Amanda Joy, Carleton University

11:45 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:30     Biopolitics, Viropolitics, HIV Treatment and Criminalization
Freedom Through Suppression: The New Logic of Viral Suppression in HIV Treatment-as-Prevention
Marilou Gagnon, University of Ottawa

The Body as Machine: Neoliberal Biopolitics and the Performative Rhetorics of HIV Treatment-as-Prevention
Stuart J. Murray, Carleton University

Bioethics and Biopolitics in the Era of HIV Treatment-as-Prevention
Adrian Guta, Carleton University

Viropolitics: On Uncertainty and Counselling in an Era of Criminalization
Martin French, Concordia University

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45 – 5:00    Bodies in Movement
What’s Left of the Body?: Protest Medics, Trauma, and the Ethics of Console
Hilton Bertalan, York University

Reshaping Canadian Disability Movements through Artistic, Radical and Cultural-based Activism
Michael Orsini and Christine Kelly, University of Ottawa

Governing participation: the politics and policy of the involvement of people living with HIV
Alex McClelland, Adrian Guta, Nicole Greenspan.

7:00 – 9:00    Keynote Address: “Direct Action = Life: Memories of AIDS Activism in ‘Canada,’ 1987-1993.” Gary Kinsman, Laurentian University

SAW Gallery

9:00 – 11:00  Evening Social [Avant Garde]

SUNDAY         Dunton 2017

9:00 -5:00      Workshop – Indexing Methodologies in Research on AIDS Activism (limited attendance)

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