World AIDS Day Events
Please join us as we commemorate World AIDS Day with a week of activities designed to increase awareness, understanding, and compassion.
Monday, December 3
AMSA/IMC/SNMA meeting featuring Dr. Richard Winn, Chief of Infectious Disease of UMC Lubbock. Dr. Winn will discuss his encounters with HIV/AIDS in practice.
Tuesday, December 4
“A Closer Walk,” the first feature-length film to address the global AIDS crisis. The documentary explores the underlying causes of the disease; the relationship between health, dignity and human rights; and the universal need for action to counter the pandemic. Narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, the film includes profiles of more than 50 people touched by AIDS, as well as interviews with widely recognized figures such as the Dalai Lama and singer Bono.
Free pizza will be provided to the first 50 attendees.
Wednesday, December 5
- Texas Tech University Free Speech Area (Akron Ave)
The Flower Wall, an opportunity to place red carnations on a wall display in honor of individuals affected by HIV. The carnations will be available for a suggested $2 donation. All proceeds will support local HIV awareness organizations.
- 6 – 9:30 p.m.
- Lubbock IMPACT/TTUHSC Free Clinic (2707 34th ST)
Free HIV testing and health information will be available. Space is limited and persons interested must make an appointment by calling (806) 337-2098.
Thursday, December 6
Representatives of Project CHAMPS (South Plains Community Action Association) will speak regarding HIV/AIDS education and community support for patients and their loved ones. For more information regarding this organization, please visit their website (see link below.)
We will be creating bracelets during this time to send to HIV/AIDS clinics in Africa.
Free refreshments will be served!
These events are being sponsored by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the International Medicine Club (IMC), Student National Medical Association (SNMA), and the TTUHSC Office of International Affairs (OIA.)
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