Friday, December 1st is World AIDS Day, recognized by communities around the world with vigils, discussions, and demonstrations.
This week, the Wesleyan AIDS Coalition will be putting on a full array of events. There’s theater, film, speakers, a vigil, and countless small but important ways you can be involved.
Because we all have AIDS.
- Art by local AIDS patients/activists in Olin Lobby and the Science Library Lobby
- Tables at Campus Center and Mocon
- Political actions: Sign letters, call your representatives, add your face to a national photo collage to be delivered to the White House
- Buy South African jewelry, baked goods, and t-shirts benefiting AIDS orphans, at-risk youth, and Middletown’s Oasis center
Monday, Nov 27
- 7:00pm – “Swazi Voices,” a play by Steve Kallaugher ’73, followed by Q&A, Nic Lounge
Tuesday, Nov 28
- 12:00pm – Screening of “In Women’s Hands,” documentary [w/ Students for Microbicides], MPR
- 4:30pm – Panel of local activists from the Oasis Center and Positive Solutions, PAC 001
- 6:00pm – Cocomo Rock from Positive Solutions on Aids, Prison, and Art [w/ WesPrep], PAC 001
Wednesday, Nov 29
- 4:00pm – Oasis Center art opening, Olin Lobby
- 4:30pm – Collaborative AIDS Vigil with citizens of Middletown, gathering in Olin Lobby
- Reflections by campus groups and local HIV-positive residents, music by
- the Wesleyan Spirits, and a candlelight walk to Main St.
Thursday, Nov 30
- 7:00pm – Dr. John Coffin ’66, “Global AIDS and Drug Resistance: Molecules to Mothers,” [w/ MB&B], Shanklin 107
- 9:00pm – Videoconference with students and policymakers around the globe, [w/ Americans for Informed Democracy], Science Tower 339
Friday, Dec 1 – World AIDS Day
- 2:45 pm – National rally in front of the White House, followed by vigil
- 4:15pm – Screening of “A Closer Walk,” documentary on the global pandemic, Shanklin 107
Saturday, Dec 2
- 10:00 pm – Frottage dance party extravaganza at X-House [w/ Ujamaa]
Tuesday, Dec 5
- 6:30 pm – Maryann Abbott from the Institute on Community Research on Microbicides, Judd 116
Sponsors: Ujamaa, Oasis Center, Americans for Informed Democracy, Positive Solutions, Inc., Students for Microbicides, Peer Health Advocates, WesPrep, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department, Adelphic Educational Fund, Healthful Words Fund, Wesleyan Student Assembly, The Center for Community Partnerships