Please find below a small selection of speeches by Stephen Lewis. Mr. Lewis makes dozens of speeches a year, many of which are not directly related to his role as Chair of the Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This is a small collection of speeches he has made recently about the AIDS epidemic and related issues.

These speeches may be reprinted, distributed, quoted, or copied as long as it is not for commercial use and they are properly sourced.

To browse older speeches, click on a year from the list on the right.

The First National Ugandan Grandmothers' Gathering

October 07, 2015

Entebbe, Uganda

Receipt of Honorary Degree from Royal Roads University

June 19, 2015

Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia

Stephen Lewis Speaks at Hope Rising! 2012

November 07, 2012

Toronto, Canada

Sixth Annual June Callwood Lecture

The Power of Advocacy: Fighting for Social Justice

May 23, 2012

Appel Salon, Toronto, Canada

The First African Grandmothers' Gathering by Stephen Lewis

Remarks from Stephen Lewis on the Occasion of the First African Grandmothers' Gathering, May 6th-8th, 2010

May 07, 2010

The First African Grandmothers' Gathering, Swaziland

Your Majesty, the Queen Mother of Swaziland, the Honourable Prime Minister, the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, and all other esteemed dignitaries here assembled, and above all, the grandmothers of Africa and Canada:


Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017


Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017


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Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers Present: A Public Screening of The Thinking Garden March 24, 2018

Campbell River, BC

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Hamilton , Ontario