HIV Conversations @the MediCinema
Wednesday 4th April, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
HIV Conversations is a new initiative at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where each month, a different speaker explores different aspects of living with HIV, such as diagnosis, fighting stigma, love, dating and sex. Staged in the hospital’s state-of-the-art MediCinema, which the public are invited to attend. The HIV Conversations take place on first Wednesday of each month.
Bisi is an “Angelic Troublemaker Incarnate”- passionate and energetic public speaker, storyteller, television pundit, campaigner, actor and Vloggers.
His expertise on Social Justice ranges from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education and Poverty Alleviation. He has done a lot of work around “Intersexuality” and currently on a global Intersectionality tour.
In 2004, he came out as gay on national television in Nigeria making him the first ever Nigeria LGBT person to do so. The same year he graduated from the University of Lagos
Bisi Alimi was a visiting lecturer to both Freie University and Humboldt University both in Berlin where he was teaching “Pre and Post Colonial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Africa”
He also serves on the board of Stonewall Housing, AllOut and None On Record.
He consulted for World Bank on Economic impact of Homophobia and served on the Bank advisory board on SOGI. He is a fellow of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum and New Voices at the Aspen Institute.
He is the founder and Director of Bisi Alimi Foundation. In 2005, he founded The Initiative for Equal Rights and in 2012, was a founding member of Kaleidoscope Trust in the UK.
He lives in London with his husband.
Sound recordings of the previous conversations are archived online.
The colourful MediCinema is on the 3rd floor (Lift Bank C) and has capacity for 40 seats, 6 wheelchairs and 4 beds, which as well as providing conference facilities, enables patients to enjoy time away from wards.