Monday, November 21, 2011

World AIDS Day Events!

To recognize World AIDS day, We Make The Change ( created the We Make The Change Virtual Memorial - a digital AIDS memorial that serves as a remembrance for those who died of the disease. 
To add a loved one to the virtual memorial, please fill out the form online ( To view it as it is now, go to the memorial (

NOVEMBER 29, 2011
8:00pm - 11:00pm
UF Hillel is bringing in Aids Educator and Motivational Speaker Scott Fried to speak about the Jewish Values behind education and advocacy.

Immediately following the talk there will be an informal dessert reception where you can meet with and talk to Scott. From "Scott Fried is an international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author. He has devoted the past eighteen years of his life lecturing in nearly every state in this country, as well as Israel, England, Canada, Holland and Honduras, reaching more than a million people. He has spoken at over 750 institutions, including colleges and universities, high schools and middle schools, summer camps, synagogues and churches.

Scott uses himself as Exhibit A. He begins each lecture with his story of how he got infected with HIV in 1987 at the age of 24, during his first and only unsafe sexual encounter. His unstoppable approach to educating others can be encapsulated into one thought: one must understand the value of one's own life, and hold it sacred, in order to refrain from dangerous behaviors that could lead to HIV infection and other crises."

NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Stomp the Swamp will be hosting an event ( called Dancers Responding to AIDS in the Reitz Union. Come out for a night of entertainment as Stomp The Swamp hosts a showcase of dancers in support of Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA)!

In honor of World AIDS day on December 1st, the dance groups will be performing for YOUR donations to DRA, which provides support for individuals and families affected by AIDS.

Dance groups performing include:
Stomp The Swamp
American Racket
Dancin' Gators

To attend the show we are asking a simple $1 donation, or you can buy an "I'd Tap That" wristband from Stomp The Swamp for $2. A dollar of a wristband purchase goes directly to DRA.This event is sponsored by Dancers Responding to AIDS. For more information about DRA, please visit

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 
The RCP Movement will be having a kick-off event at the Institute of Black Culture (IBC) to inform the UF community about safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness in a relax and fun setting.

Condom demonstrations, informational resources, and much more!

Did I forget to mention...FREE FOOD!
Come out and educate yourself on sexual health and the importance of knowing your status!
#RCP #ItsAMovement

NOVEMBER 30, 2011
In order to make a change, you have to make sure that you are not contributing to the problem. It is imperative that you get tested and know your status!
The RCP Movement is teaming up with GatorWell to bring you FREE HIV TESTING!
1 in 5 people do not know that s/he is HIV positive!
Join us on Nov. 30th from 5 -7 PM! We will be offering these services in Room 288, 289 and 291 in the Reitz Union!
"Are you positive that you are negative?"

DECEMBER 1, 2011 
In Plaza of the Americas, HIC envisions a collaborative effort by our sub-organizations to educate the student body about the Past, Present, and Future of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and what they can do to help. We will have informational display boards, motivational speakers including UF faculty members, and free items to encourage safe sex. We also plan to show World AIDS day campaign videos from reputable organizations around the world. Together we hope to educate and inspire students to be proactive against the spread of the disease.

DECEMBER 1, 2011
Are you artistic? Do you know someone who is? Well, ONE UF is having an art show on World AIDS Day to celebrate the living!
They are looking for artists and performers to create whatever they want including paintings, drawings, poetry, and songs (related in some way to HIV/AIDS or poverty). The show will be at Volta coffee shop. The pieces will be judged and the winner has a chance to be featured on a national blog!

DECEMBER 3, 2011
Come out to ONE's INSPI(RED) World AIDS Day soccer tournament event to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.
To register a team, please go to this website and sign up for the University of Florida December tournament:
Each team has 6 players, and registration is $24 per team ($4 per person). There are prizes for the top team!
If you don't want to play, feel free to come out and watch the games as well as learn more about ONE, HIV/AIDS, and INSPI(RED) Soccer.

Check out their Facebook page ONE at University of Florida or email them at for more information.

DECEMBER 4, 2011
HIC will host a benefit concert to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS with performances by The Babylonians, 3rd Stone, Lindsey Mills, and other talented acts. All proceeds will go towards an HIV/AIDS charity that is effectively working to find a cure and save humanity.

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