Lunchbox / Soapbox

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Mohammed L. Barry: Stepping Up the Pace in our Response to HIV

Mohammed Barry is a 22-year-old Gambian student and activist who co-founded Aid for Smiles, an organisation that empowers socially disadvantaged young people in order to bolster their confidence and allow them to become important and productive members of society.

In Australia for the AIDS2014 Conference, Mohammed talks about his own journey with HIV and argues passionately for a renewed global response to this pandemic in order to overcome the misunderstanding and stigma that are commonly associated with young people who are HIV positive.


Portrait of Mohammed L. Barry

Mohammed L. Barry

Mohammed Barry is a Gambian student at Quest University Canada. He’s an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa and executive steering committee member of the HIV Young Leaders Fund.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


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