Monday, December 1, 2008
|5 PM – 7 PM
|Wide Angle: AIDS Warriors (PBS)
As Angola attempts to rebuild stability and peace after its long civil war, AIDS has become a large and significant issue in the nation. In response to this new enemy, the government has rallied its military forces to combat the AIDS epidemic in addition to its other roles. WIDE ANGLE explores the role of the military, the only functioning arm of the state, in its bold attempt to combat the AIDS pandemic. The challenges it faces offer an arresting portrait of a nation at a crucial moment in history. Food will be provided.
|11 AM – 3 PM
Lobby 10 booth
|AIDS Day Ribbon
Stop by to pick up your World AIDS Day commemorative ribbon to show your support for those who are suffering from and affected by AIDS. Sponsored by lbgt@mit and MIT Medical.
MIT Global Poverty Initiative is collaborating with FACE AIDS, a national student organization, to sell pins for World AIDS Day. These $5 pins are handmade by AIDS victims in Africa, and the proceeds go to support Partners in Health in their fight against HIV/AIDS. FACE AIDS has generously agreed to match MIT's contribution. Stop by Lobby 10 to make your contribution in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
|4 PM – 6 PM
|A Time of Remembrance and Reflection
Honor those who have died of AIDS and reflect on our responsibility in a world ravaged by the AIDS pandemic. Stop by the MIT Chapel to view the MIT AIDS quilt panels and installations, reflect quietly and find resources for individual and communal response. Sponsored by the MIT Board of Chaplains and the Chaplain to the Institute.
|5:30 PM – 7 PM
|“Two Brave Lovers” — South Park Sparks Conversation on HIV/AIDS
Watch Kyle and Cartman search for Magic Johnson to help them find a cure for AIDS. Plus, conversation about awareness, protection and the impact of HIV/AIDS on today’s students. Sponsored by lbgt@mit, CHPW and MIT Medical.
|The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
A talk by Elizabeth Pisani. Epidemiologist Pisani challenges conventional wisdom and the strategy of governments and NGOs about what will really end the AIDS pandemic. Sponsored by the Technology and Culture Forum and the MIT Museum. More information at the Technology and Culture Forum website.
|Ongoing||Boston AIDS Africa
A project to create caretaker kits for those caring for people suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa. For information and to donate, visit www.firstgiving.com/irisbombelyn. Learn more at bostonaidsafrica.org.
|Related links||MIT to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 - from the News Office
MIT is marking World AIDS Day -- Monday, Dec. 1 -- with a series of events on campus aimed at recognizing the effects of the pandemic and helping those suffering from AIDS.
MIT observes World AIDS Day - from MIT Medical
World AIDS Day is Monday, Dec. 1. Pick up your red AIDS ribbon in Lobby 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show your support for those who are suffering from and affected by AIDS.
HIV & AIDS: An Overview - from MIT Medical
When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 6,800 people become infected with HIV every day, mostly due to inadequate access to HIV prevention. By educating yourself and sharing your knowledge of HIV and AIDS, you can take control of your health and future while empowering others to do the same. Learn more at MIT Medical.
|Sponsors||For more information about these and related events, contact:
The Rev. Amy McCreath, firstname.lastname@example.org
Episcopal Chaplain at MIT, Religious Life
Patricia Weinmann, email@example.com
Assistant Coordinator, Technology & Culture Forum
Office of the Dean for Student Life
Abigail Francis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director, lbgt@mit
Kate McCarthy, email@example.com
Assistant Health Educator, MIT Medical