WHAT: “AIDS Education: 20 Years After Ryan White,” a commemorative event that honors Ryan White’s influence on AIDS/HIV education and anti-discrimination efforts and offers an update on such efforts in the U.S.
WHO: Speakers are White’s mother, Jeanne White Ginder; Dr. Jill Waibel, childhood friend of White’s and founder of the IU Dance Marathon; and Douglas Kirby, nationally known AIDS/HIV education expert.
WHEN: Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Whittenberger Auditorium, in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington. The reception will be in the University Club at the IMU.
ATTENDANCE: The event is free and open to the public.
SPONSORS: Cosponsored by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention and the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
ABOUT THE DANCE MARATHON: Since its inception, the IU Dance Marathon has raised more than $7 million for children at the Riley Hospital for Children, and has also helped fund the hospital’s Ryan White Infectious Disease Clinic, which takes care of the nation’s sickest children.
ABOUT THE RURAL CENTER FOR AIDS PREVENTION: The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, which began operations in March, 1994, is headquartered at Indiana University. A joint project of IU, the University of Colorado, and the University of Kentucky, it focuses on the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence.