Aids Awareness Week Planned for Nov. 15-17Nov. 9, 1995
AIDS Awareness Week will be held Nov. 15-17 at Baylor University with several events and speakers scheduled. The week is coordinated to promote awareness of the disease and honor those who have died from it.
The keynote speaker will be Amy Dolph Leonard, a 26-year-old Pasadena resident who is HIV positive. She will address Chapel-Forum at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Waco Hall. She will discuss "HIV Positive Perspectives" again at noon during the Brown Bag Luncheon in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.
Leonard works as a juvenile outreach coordinator at the AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. and is a member of the Women's HIV Coalition of Houston. She makes presentations throughout the country discussing AIDS related issues. She has made numerous appearances on talk shows, special television presentations and radio spots and has written AIDS-related stories for magazines and newspapers. She received the Counseling and Testing Services Volunteer of the Year award in 1995.
The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Display will be in the Student Center Wednesday through Friday. The Waco division of the NAMES project donated the two panels of the quilt. The quilt has patches made by the friends or family members of people who have died from AIDS. These panels and others from the NAMES projects have been displayed nationwide at similar events.
The "Make a Wish" Christmas tree in the den of the Student Center also honors those who have died. Red ribbon ornaments to hang on the tree may be purchased for $1 with proceeds going to McCARES (McLennan County AIDS/HIV Resources Education Services.)
For more information, call 755-3520.