Events slated at UT for World AIDS Day

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by: Joanne Gray | Category: Health

Since 1988, people around the globe have come together to observe World AIDS Day Dec. 1.

Events are planned at The University of Toledo in honor of the international effort designed to provide education about HIV and AIDS.

The Office of Multicultural Student Success and LGBTQA Initiatives will host a resource fair Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union Room 2582. There will be a movie screening of “Life Support” starring Queen Latifah, and free, confidential HIV testing will be provided by the AIDS Resource Center Ohio.

The African People’s Association of The University of Toledo is organizing two fundraising events.

The second annual AIDS Gala will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Formal attire — red, black and white — is requested. Tickets are $5. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

And the fifth annual AIDS Walk will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Tickets are $5.

“AIDS/HIV is a disease that affects every race but is predominately among African Americans and those in developing countries,” said Nyema Igwe, president of the UT African People’s Association. “By organizing these two events, we are doing our part as black people and college students to combat the disease.”

For the two events, the organization is working with the Black Student Union, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Student National Medical Association and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Rocket Copy in the Student Union or at the door at the event.

All proceeds from the gala and walk will go to the International AIDS Alliance.

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