Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at Bowie State University

On Friday, November 30th in honor of World AIDS Day, TWC staff spent the day at Bowie State University with the BSU Chapter of Phi Alpha, which hosted an HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference in conjunction with the Social Work Club. Latishia James, youth program coordinator was on hand to share our work and her own compelling story. Britney Pollard of BSU's The Spectrum writes:

"People came together around the globe on Dec. 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness and increase prevention of the disease that has claimed over 30 million lives to date.

On the eve of World AIDS Day, a large number of Bowie State University students gathered in the Center for Learning and Technology for a special day filled with valuable information and “goodie” bags.

Before the event began, Latisha “LJ” James, youth program coordinator for The Women’s Collective in Washington, D.C., said that her organization provides “testing, education, care, and support” to young girls and women ages 12-24. The group works with those living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and those who simply want to advocate in the fight to bring this epidemic to a halt."

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