We are really excited to announce that our Student Stop AIDS Campaign Speaker Tour kicks of tonight at Edinburgh University

Here are the details of the events as we travel through Scotland.

28Th January – Edinburgh University:  7pm, Appleton Tower

29Th January – Glasgow University: 6.30pm, 32 University Avenue

30th January – St Andrews

31st January – Dundee University: 7pm, Dalhouse Building

1st February – Aberdeen University: 6.30pm, New Kings Room 14

This year our speakers include Beyonce Karungi, a transgender woman from Uganda who works to speak out against the continued harassment and abuse transgender women face in her country.  Dan Glass will also be speaking in Edinburgh and Glasgow; Dan has spent the past ten years doing inner-city community and youth organizing in Glasgow, Manchester and London, working with communities on the front-lines of economic, social and racial injustice.  Dan is also founder of The Glass is Half Full  network which includes trainings, writings, artworks, organising resources and a comprehensive guide to movements for social and environmental justice.

Students at each university will be campaigning throughout the day for – 15 by 15 TREATMENT FOR ALL and collecting action cards asking the UK government to

1. Renew its leadership on HIV and AIDS by developing a blueprint that maps out how they plan to respond to the epidemic here in the UK and globally.

2. Fully fund the Global Fund – Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has become a main source of finance for programmes to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. It has saved 8.7 million lives.  But this is under threat. Just as demand is increasing, recent funding rounds have been blighted by severe funding shortfalls, and reforms at the fund threaten its future ability to deliver such effective results.

3. Implement a Robin Hood Tax – The Robin Hood Tax (Financial Transaction Tax) is a tax on the financial sector that has the power to raise as much as US$ 409 billion every year to contribute towards the AIDS response.