HIV/AIDS Awareness Unrecognized
As a student group we are devoted to spreading awareness of HIV and AIDS, and facilitating discussion throughout Hampshire College and the larger community. In a series of film screenings, panel discussions, interdisciplinary fundraiser events, and a campus-wide event for World AIDS Day, we hope to bring appropriate recognition to the issue. We will highlight HIV/AIDS within the larger systems of poverty, stigma, gender and sexuality, spirituality and religion, politics, health care access, the pharmaceutical industry, prisons, pornography, and sex trafficking. Our main goal is to facilitate education and advocacy of HIV/AIDS at Hampshire and within our local community.
Plans for events throughout the 2014-2015 academic year: We will forge connections with various student groups, such as Amnesty International and other Five College HIV/AIDS-related coalitions. We want to engage students from different backgrounds- activists and artists alike. For our major events, we would like to have the support of multidisciplinary student groups and offices on campus including the Wellness Center, Health Services, and Community Advocacy. We will collaborate with resources like Tapestry Health and Mass Health. We will hold film screenings and panel discussions, and reach out to Hampshire alumni involved in the field of HIV/AIDS work. Throughout the year we would like to hold several fundraisers in the community to donate to local HIV/AIDS organizations like the AIDS Action Committee in Boston.