FAU joins in global effort against AIDS

FAU will join the rest of the world in its campaign against the AIDS epidemic through the World AIDS Day March and Program, which will be commemorated on November 15 at noon at the FAU Boca Raton Campus.

World AIDS Day began in January 1988 when the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programs for AIDS Prevention advocated opening channels of communication, strengthening the exchange of information and experience, and forging a spirit of social tolerance. Since then, it has received the support of the World Health Assembly, the United Nations, governments, communities, and individuals around the globe. Each year, it is the only international day of coordinated action against AIDS.

This year, the FAU AIDS Committee and Konbit Kreyol invite everyone to join the march across campus to deliver a joint message of compassion, hope, solidarity, and understanding about AIDS. The march will depart from the Social Science Building Rotunda and conclude at the Live Oak Pavilion.

After the march, a program presented by Father Bill Collins, founder of the Poverello Center, an organization dedicated to providing life-saving food and basic living essentials to numerous men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, will follow at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Another event related to World Aids Day will be “Sex with Marilyn,” which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Housing Multi-Purpose Room. Organized by S.H.A.R.K. (Sexual Health Advocates Raising Knowledge) and Today and Beyond Wellness, the event will feature a presentation by Dr. Marilyn K. Volker, a member of the American Board of Sexology and the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. There will be free food and drinks. A special prize of 100 condoms will be awarded to the fraternity, sorority, or organization that brings the most members.

For more information, call Kari Kuka at 561/297-3971 or email her at [email protected].