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Pulitzer Center Update October 2, 2008

The Invisible face of AIDS, American University, 10/2/08

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Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV...

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American University will be holding a program titled "The Invisible Face of AIDS". The forum will have personal accounts of people who face ostracism because the are HIV-positive or have full blown AIDS. Through these personal accounts, the organizing party hopes to enlighten people of the discrimination that takes place in health care, educational insitutions and even with in peoples' families.

The groups that are sponsoring this event are the Black Student Alliance, The African Student Organization and The Latin and American Student Organization. Though these are the organizers, the event is opened to the entire campus and will most likely be very well attended.

Other groups that are likely to support the event are the Caribbean Circle, Women's Iniative, the Community Servie Center and Greek Letter Organizations.

This event will ultimately be a safe space to discuss all the issues at hand.

This event will take place during the week leading up to the AIDS walk on the National Mall.

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