ONE Campaign-Baylor Will Host Film Screening, Collect Food Donations

Sept. 24, 2010

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The ONE Campaign-Baylor will host a screening of "The Lazarus Effect" on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the SUB den of the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor University campus.

The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring food pantry donations for the Red Door Project, which serves HIV-positive people in McLennan County. Refreshments will be served, and brief discussion will follow each screening.

"The Lazarus Effect" is a 30-minute documentary about HIV-positive people in Zambia whose conditions improve thanks to access to life-saving treatment. The film was created by (RED), HBO and Anonymous Content.

"We hope that students who attend will gain a deeper perspective of HIV/AIDS and the impact that this tragic disease has on individuals, their families and their entire community," said Alex Schmidt, an Arlington senior and ONE Campaign-Baylor president.

Schmidt said the film will encourage an ongoing discussion of the importance of advocacy.

"Not everyone is lucky enough to travel across the world to learn the personal stories of people who suffer in these circumstances, but this film is an excellent portrayal of the heartbreak of loss, the joy of effective treatment and the passion that fuels our hope for the future," Schmidt said.

The ONE Campaign-Baylor was chartered as a student organization at Baylor in April 2008. The group is dedicated to educating students about extreme poverty and calling others to action by contacting legislators.

The organization is a part of the ONE Campus Challenge, a nationwide competition held by ONE every year to determine which university's student body has the most effective global poverty-fighting campaign.

ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization, co-founded by Bono and other campaigners, that is backed by more than 2 million people committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.

The Bill Daniel Student Center is located at 1311 Fifth St.

For more information about the event, contact by Alex Schmidt.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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