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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of November 29, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL (November 29, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU to Commemorate 2010 World AIDS Day with March and Program

The march will take place on Wednesday, December 1, at noon beginning at the Williams Administration Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. A program will follow at 1 p.m. at the Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Student Union. For more information, call 561-297-1135.  

The Florida Atlantic University AIDS committee will commemorate 2010 World AIDS Day with an AIDS awareness march, followed by a program that will showcase student award winners of the AIDS committee’s annual student literary and visual art competitions that promote AIDS awareness.  Representatives from The RCP Movement@FAU, a university student group that raises HIV/AIDS awareness, will speak about its message of respecting yourself, checking yourself and protecting yourself from HIV.  Waiting with Hope founders Celeste Hernandez-Barnes and Iain Barnes will share the story of their personal experiences with this disease, as well as talk about the creation of their non-profit HIV family development organization. Hugo Rocchia, health services director for COMPASS, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County, will round out the program.     


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