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Submitted by Matt Blocker
The University of Hartford community is committed to the principles of awareness and prevention through a full day of programs and events that highlight the importance of testing, conveying information, and remembrance. Administrative offices, student organizations, campus health offices, and others have collaborated to present the following programs:
MONDAY, NOV. 30
Movie For a Cause: HIV/AIDS Awareness
Showing of the movie, Kids
7:30 p.m., Suisman Lounge (Gengras Student Union)
TUESDAY, DEC. 1 – WORLD AIDS DAY
Free Confidential Testing
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in GSU 154 (Please note new location). Please call ahead for an appointment if you can. (860-768-5409)
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Suisman Lounge (GSU)
Information and complimentary goodies. AIDS Project Hartford and Center for Community Service representatives.
AIDS Memorial Quilt
Two blocks will be on display in Suisman Lounge (GSU) from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
AIDS Memorial Walk
Starts at 12:30 p.m., GSU Front Entrance.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.
First 250 participants receive a T-shirt.
"Up Close and Personal"
7 p.m., Auerbach Auditorium (Hillyer Hall)
Come join us for skits, monologues, activities and a panel discussion.
We encourage all members of the University community to participate in and to support these programs, so that we may collectively join in the efforts to stop the spread of AIDS, as we move toward the eradication of this worldwide epidemic.
As you walk around campus on World AIDS Day and see the red ribbons tied around trees, please take a moment to recognize what the ribbons symbolize. The red ribbons are intended to be symbols of hope that one day the AIDS epidemic will be over and that sickness and suffering will end. A symbol of support for those living with HIV and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS.
World AIDS Day Sponsors:
AIDS Project Hartford
Aramark Food Services
Brothers & Sisters United
Campus Activities Team
Center for Community Service
Student Health Services
Hawk Hall Community Service Floor
Office of Multicultural Programs
Student Centers Administration
Student Government Association