Victoria busker Terry Groom is among the featured speakers at We are Here, An Evening of Storytelling, marking World AIDS Day on Dec. 2 at the Belfry Theatre.
Known on the street as the ukulele playing Tee Jay, Groom will offer his personal story as a way to shed light on what it’s like living with HIV, and the stigma in the community facing people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
As part of the project, storyboards reflecting local stories are in place at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s central, Bruce Hutchison and Juan de Fuca branches.
The project is a joint initiative between AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society, Victoria AIDS Resource and Community Service Society (VARCS) and the Greater Victoria Public Library.
The storytelling session happens Dec. 2 at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave. Start time is 6:30 p.m. and entry is free.