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AIDS Awareness Events Planned

In observance of November as AIDS Awareness Month and December 1 as World AIDS Day, an IUP English class has developed several public awareness events.

The class, under the direction of faculty member Veronica Watson, has developed events with the theme “HIV/AIDS: Then, Now, and the Battle for Tomorrow.”

From November 28 to December 1, 2011, class members will install throughout the Oak Grove a “story trail,” which will include postings of poetry, memoirs, and photography submitted by members of the IUP community on topics related to AIDS and AIDS awareness.

On November 28, the group will stage the game “Who’s on Fire,” a project to demonstrate knowledge of AIDS prevention and current statistics. It will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Folger Hall.

The award-winning film Philadelphia, with Tom Hanks, will be shown November 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center in Folger Hall. In addition to the film, personal testimonies and current information on AIDS will be presented. A discussion will follow the film screening.

More information and event updates can be found on the group’s Facebook page, HIV/AIDS: Then, Now, and the Battle for Tomorrow.

For more information, contact Kelly Johnson at 412-496-5298 or via e-mail at kvsp@iup.edu.