December 1st: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

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This Wednesday marks World Aids Day 2010. Take the time to attend SFU’s World AIDS Day Workshop on December 1st in Saywell Hall at the Burnaby Campus. Drop by for information on safe sex and HIV awareness. This initiative will bring awareness to students and educate them on the fight against AIDS.

The AIDS Awareness Network (AAN) is a student-run club at SFU whose two main objectives are “to reach out locally and globally to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS related issues and to engage students in knowledge and skill development activities that bring meaningful benefits to people affected by HIV/AIDS.”

In addition to attending, you can also volunteer at these events. Here are the volunteer shifts available:

November 30, 2010

5:30PM-7:30PM
Tasks: Decorating Saywell Hall and set-up for next day, even if you can only spare an hour or so!

December 1, 2010 (2 hour shifts – sign up for more than 1 if you can)

9:00AM – 11:00AM
11:00AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM
3:00PM – 5:00PM
Tasks: Help greeting guests, staffing our information booth, giving out candy/condoms, and more.

If you’re interested, please email AIDS.Awareness.Network@gmail.com. You can also find more information about these volunteer opportunities through Symplicity.

Everyone has the responsibility and capacity to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS – do your part by supporting or getting involved with these events!

Follow the AAN on Facebook and be sure to attend the World AIDS Day Workshop! For more information please contact aids.awareness.network@gmail.com.

By Melissa Kennedy