Events going on this week for CU National AIDS Week:

On Display All Week:

November 28 through December 2, All Day

AIDS Memorial Quilt

Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room

Please join us for the reception of our display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Willard Straight Hall. “Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.”  Panels of the quilt will be on display in the Memorial Room to commemorate the many losses from HIV/AIDS. The reception will have free food and drinks, and will be attended by Scott Fried, the keynote speaker for AIDS Awareness Week. Find out more about the AIDS Quilt here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMES_Project_AIDS_Memorial_Quilt

November 28 through December 2, All Day

AIDS Education Poster Display

Willard Straight Hall, Art Gallery

Chosen from approximately 1,149 posters, this display has been specifically designed for Cornell’s AIDS Week 2011.  The posters have been digitally reproduced from the originals house in the Human Sexuality Collection in Kroch Library.  Each is unique and pertinent to the nation or locale that it was designed to serve in Africa.  More information about the collection is available at http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM07723.html 

Tuesday, November 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil

Ho Plaza

In commemoration of those who have suffered and passed from HIV/AIDS,  join Sexual Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) and the Protestant Cooperative Ministry for the 2011 Candlelight Vigil.  Grab a free cup of coffee, and some baked goods from Ithaca Bakery as we listen to personal accounts of those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost.

Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m.

Wear Red:  CU Women’s Basketball Game

Newman Arena

Join your fellow Big Red Bears in Red as you cheer on the on Women’s Basketball Team as they battle it out against Binghamton University.  Wear your red to show support for National AIDS Week.

Thursday, December 1, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with Scott Fried

626 Thurston Ave., Multipurpose Room

Join us for lunch with National AIDS Week keynote speaker, Scott Fried.  The Intercultural Center and LGBT Resource Center invite you to this free lunch to hear Scott talk about what motivates him to be a speaker on the college circuit and to preview his keynote speech.  All are invited to attend.  Taste of Thai Express will be catering (veg and vegan options will be available).

Thursday, December 1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Reception for National AIDS Week

Willard Straight Hall, Browsing Library

Please join us for the reception of our display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Willard Straight Hall. “Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.”  Panels of the quilt will be on display in the Memorial Room to commemorate the many losses from HIV/AIDS. The reception will have free food and drinks, and will be attended by Scott Fried, the keynote speaker for AIDS Awareness Week. Find out more about the AIDS Quilt here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMES_Project_AIDS_Memorial_Quilt

 

Thursday, December 1, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Keynote Speech:  Scott Fried

Goldwin Smith Hall, Kaufman Auditorium

Scott is a nationally acclaimed speaker on HIV/AIDS, dedicated to providing education, awareness, and hope about the disease he has had since he was 24.   Scott uses himself as Exhibit A. He begins each lecture with his story of how he got infected with HIV in 1987 at the age of 24, during his first and only unsafe sexual encounter.  His unstoppable approach to educating others can be encapsulated into one thought: one must understand the value of one’s own life, and hold it sacred, in order to refrain from dangerous behaviors that could lead to HIV infection and other crises.  (http://www.scottfried.com/index.html)  Please join us right after the presentation at 104West! for a sit down dinner with Scott, and get the opportunity to have a more intimate conversation with him. (Cost: One meal swipe) Please contact Nate Treffeisen at nt222@cornell.edu  if you don’t have a meal plan.

Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m.

Dinner with Scott Fried

104 West

Please join us right after the presentation at 104West! for a sit down dinner with Scott, and get the opportunity to have a more intimate conversation with him. (Cost: 1 meal swipe, BRBs, or Debit/Credit.) Please contact Nate Treffeisen at nt222@cornell.edu  if you don’t have any questions or need assistance in attending.

Thursday, December 1, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Allied Against AIDS Fashion Show

Clark Hall, Atrium

Help us as we raise awareness about the ongoing struggles with HIV and AIDS faced by millions of people around the globe and also raise funds for those most affected by this disease.  The night will feature:  Condom Couture fashion show, AIDS activist Scott Fried, performances by some of Cornell’s favorite dance and a cappella groups, catered food, raffles and silent auctions, and a free photo booth!   Condom Couture Fashion Show –A popular staple event for other FACE AIDS chapters, the goal of the Condom Couture fashion show is to promote safe sex in a nonthreatening way. Dresses and other clothing items made primarily out of condoms were designed AND made by Cornell students and will be showcased at the event!  Performances by Beketsev Israeli Dance, Anything Goes Musical Theatre Troupe, Illuminations Chinese Cultural Dance Troupe , Hearsay A Cappella, and Teszia Belly Dance Troupe!  $5 Suggested Donation.  Open to entire Cornell Community

Friday, December 2, All Day

Free, Anonymous HIV Testing

626 Thurston Ave.

Free, anonymous rapid (results in 20 minutes) HIV testing will be offered on campus by the NYS Health Department to members of the Cornell community.

Morning appointments (10am-12) will be available by calling 255-4782.

Afternoon slots (starting at 12:30pm) will be walk-in:  first come first served.

For information, call 255-4782.

Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and Gannett Health Services.

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