HIV/AIDS and the Latino Community — Awareness Event

Check out this great event CUSGAC is cosponsoring tomorrow night! Hope to see you there.

“Step Up and Speak Out”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Event
Date: 10-16-2012
Time: 7:30 pm- 8:45 pm
Location: Broadway Room in Lerner Hall
Come join Las Hermanas of the Beta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. for a great discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community. We will discussing the role culture plays into this, covering topics such as Machismo and Marianismo theories as well as the intersection of other societal issues. The goal of the discussion is to make the community aware of the issues, myths, medical facts, etc. around HIV/AIDS.

We will have a guest speaker who is HIV+ who will

   speak about his experience. There will also be a workshop on safer sex/non-violence led by our own Hermana Vivian Cortés who is a public health professional.

**Brought to you by LPC/LPCS,I. and the Project LEAAP on NLAAD Campaign**

Co-sponsored by:
Student Organization of Latinos
Proud Colors
Men’s Peer Education
CU Student Global AIDS Campaign
Columbia Barnard Rape Crisis/ Anti-Violence Support Center

**Refreshments and Snacks will be provided**

Weekly Meeting + Event!

Join us for our weekly meeting, at 8:15 PM in the Dodge Room of Earl Hall — every Wednesday, and new members are welcome any time.

Also, on Thursday, check out a screening of United in Anger, a documentary based on oral history about ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a prolific AIDS activist group formed in NYC but spread around the country that still holds actions today. Here’s the official info:

Join Queer Awareness Month 2012 and the Student Global AIDS Campaign as we screen UNITED IN ANGER: A History of ACT UP.

The film is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Using oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. Jim Hubbard, co-producer of the film, will be present after the screening for a Q&A.

Non-Columbia attendees must RSVP two days before the screening to get into the building.

7 p.m., Thursday, October 11; Satow Room, 5th floor Lerner Hall.