Paint the Campus Red

On December 1, people across the globe will unite for World AIDS Day. Join the Pace Community in raising awareness and making a difference at events being held in NYC, PLV, and WP.

AIDS is still a worldwide epidemic and has taken the lives of more than 25 million people. On December 1, celebrate the 22nd World AIDS Day by wearing red to show your support, and help paint the rest of the campus red at the following events:

World AIDS Day Bash (NYC): Stop by the Student Union and join Keep a Child Alive (in partnership with STAND and Pace’s Stonewall Coalition) for an evening of activities and awareness. Watch performances, listen to presentations, and participate in a student-led Q&A session on this important day of remembrance and reflection.

A Call to Action: Battle for Civil Rights (NYC): Pace Distinguished Professor, author, and activist Karla Jay, PhD, and Gay USA co-host and civil rights activist Ann Northrop address the battle for equality within the lesbian and gay civil rights and feminist movements in America. In addition to discussing the issue of equality, these two activist heavyweights will weigh in on the importance of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Knowing is beautiful (NYC): Learn about the importance of safe sex at an HIV/AIDS awareness workshop and get free and confidential testing.

World AIDS Day Tabling (WP): Stop by Lambda Legal’s table to pick up your red ribbon and drop off a donation. Lambda works to increase awareness for the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, public policy work, and education.

SDCA World Aids Day (PLV): The Student Association Philanthropy Committee hosts a day of events in support of this year’s philanthropy, the UN’s Millennium Development Goals project. Several different organizations on campus will come together, setting up tables with activities and information, each bringing a unique view on HIV/AIDS that relates to their specific organization.

ALS Pediatric Aids Day (PLV): If you happen to be in Kessel on December 1, stop by the Alpha Lambda Sigma table to learn more about pediatric AIDS. Purchase your red ribbon and donate generously.

Locate the Mislocated (PLV): December 1-8, Black Student Union presents Locate the Mislocated, a week of AIDS awareness events that are open to everyone in the Pace Community. Join the BSU group on Facebook, and starting December 1, keep your eyes peeled for clues and instructions. Winners will be announced December 8.

Red Alert and Red Alert Reflection Dinner (PLV): On November 30, student organizations will decorate the campus in red, using balloons, chalk, ribbons, etc. to prepare for the second annual Red Alert on December 1. Stop by Kessel all day for bake sales, HIV testing, educational tables, giveaways, and more. Donations will be collected and red long sleeve tees will be sold to benefit the MDGs.  At night, come together for the reflection dinner featuring a guest speaker who will talk about how we can continue to support, a performance by P.I.P.E., and a discussion about the day,  how the world is responding to HIV/AIDS, what has changed over time, etc.