MONTREAL, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - On August 23rd, in collaboration with
Oxfam-Québec, the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) will present a lecture by
Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS. Mr. Lewis will engage in
a dialogue with the INM's Summer School participants.
In his book Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis, who was the United Nation's
Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from 2001 to 2006, describes how the UN
failed in reducing poverty, inequality and mortality rates in Africa.
Mr. Lewis probes the appalling gap between the current standpoint and reality,
but he also offers bracingly attainable solutions to help us avoid what will
otherwise be a terrible stain on the record of human achievement in the
twenty-first century. A lawyer who is passionate about children's rights,
Mr. Lewis has since founded the Stephen Lewis Foundation to continue his fight
against AIDS in Africa. In 2005, Time Magazine named him one of the world's
most influential people.
This lecture will take place:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007, at 9 a.m.
UQAM, Pavillon Sherbrooke, SH-2800
200 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal
Tickets are 12$ (10$ for members of the INM), before taxes and
service charges, and are available at Ticketpro or at the door
After the lecture, Mr. Lewis will hold a press conference with Kumi
Naidoo, Secretary General of CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen
Participation), at around 10:30 a.m.. They will be joined by Michel Venne,
Director of the INM, and Christine Laliberté, Assistant Director of
For further information:
For further information: Roch Bilodeau, 1-866-618-7537, www.inm.qc.ca;
Source: Institut du Nouveau Monde