HIV/AIDS Awareness Week 2009


For Immediate Release February 24, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week at Nassau Community College

March 23-24

Garden City, NY In recognition of HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, Nassau Community College will for the 19th consecutive year present a series of programs addressing the issues surrounding the condition. NCC HIV/AIDS educators will offer programs that deal with this virus to students and the community. During HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, the College will host the following events:

Monday, March 23 - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. NCC Physical Education Complex Dance Studio (Lower Level)  

W.O.M.E.N. (Women's Outreach Motivation and Education Network) 11:00 a.m. This presentation includes inspirational stories about the different faces of HIV/AIDS by people living with the disease. Information on minimizing the risk of transmission is also discussed.

Where Are We Now? 2:00 p.m. A discussion with Jeff Bosaki, Executive Director of the International AIDS Prevention Initiative

Tuesday, March 24 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. NCC Physical Education Complex (Field House)

AIDS Memorial Quilt Display; AIDS: The Care Givers - A Photo Exhibit A collection of national and international quilts on display, along with photographs and resource tables from various community organizations.

Workshops 11:30 12:45 pm On Cloud Nine Substance abuse and the spread of HIV infection Real People, Real Stories People living with HIV share their stories Life or Death in LGBT Communities Myths, stigmas, perceptions Full Circle: A Family Portrait An intergenerational look at HIV infection Beauty Shop 1:00 2:00 p.m. A dramatization exploring the fear and stigma associated with HIV infection

These programs are sponsored by the NCC Office of Academic Student Services; the College's Departments of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Art, Music and Women's Studies; and the NCC Women's Center. Peer educators will be available at all programs to deliver information regarding HIV/AIDS. Admission is free and the public is invited. All programs are accessible to the disabled. For more information about these programs, call Professor Donna Bacon at 516.572.7528 or Professor Shelli Kane at 516.572.8139.

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