Gatherings are a great way for groups to come together and share ideas, resources, and hear from the Stephen Lewis Foundation and our community-based partners. We will add programs and registration documents on this page.  If you are interested in learning more about a gathering in your region (including those below) please Contact Us.  

2018 Gatherings Fall Gatherings

As the 2018 Fall Regional Gathering season comes to an end, let’s celebrate the profound power of coming together to reflect on this grandmothers movement that you all have created, and to plan what comes next.

Join us in thanking our keynote speakers: Zodwa Ndlovu of Siyaphambili in South Africa, Josephine Nabukenya of MU-JHU Young Generation Alive in Uganda, Pfiriaeli Kiwia of Kimara Peer Educators and Health Promoters in Tanzania, and Idah Mukuka Nambeya, our Senior Advisor to the Grandmothers Campaign who is based in Zambia. We thank them for making the journey to be with us, and for sharing their expertise, experiences, and insight into the realities at the grassroots and what needs to happen now to make sure the progress that has been made toward rebuilding and reconnecting communities in the wake of HIV and AIDS continues.

One of the most inspiring things about Regional Gatherings is witnessing what becomes possible when women come together to mobilize. To all the grandmothers who participated in the months of planning and organizing of the Gatherings, thank you. Your commitment and the creativity and thoughtfulness you brought to the all the aspects of the Gathering, made for unique and inspiring opportunities for all of us to come together. To all who attended a Fall Regional Gathering, we thank you for coming to the table to listen and learn, to create and share ideas and motivate one another as you each go back to your communities and continue to bring more and more people into the Campaign – as members and supporters.

Whether you joined a Regional Gathering in person or in spirit and solidarity, we hope you’ll enjoy this collection of photos from the BC Interior, Northern Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario South and West, and the Atlantic regions.

We look forward to the Regional Gatherings that are to come in 2019!