MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Black Student Union, with support from the student activity fee, is sponsoring some AIDS/HIV Awareness Week Activities. Most are open to the public and free of charge. The schedule is as follows:

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Monday, Dec. 1: The movie, “One Week,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in 102 Jamrich Hall. It deals with seven days in the life of a man who has just taken an HIV test. The film has won numerous independent-film awards and was previously screened in Detroit. Karl Seaton, the co-writer and star of the film, will hold an open forum after the showing.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the NAMES Foundation AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in the University Center. The quilt is a memorial to individuals who lost their lives to the disease. Family members and loved ones have decorated the quilt panels, t-shirts, and various other items that make up the display.

Wednesday, Dec. 3: A Spades/Euchre card tournament that will raise money for the American International AIDS Foundation will be held from 10-11 p.m. in the Marketplace. Two-player teams of NMU students will pay a $5 entry fee and compete against others for the chance to win a gift basket with gift certificates and other items.

Thursday, Dec. 4: An informative display with community resources and AIDS/HIV facts and statistics will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center and from noon to 5 p.m. in the University Center. The day’s activities will conclude with a 6 p.m. candlelight vigil. It will take place at the “heart of Northern,” a raised, grassy area with heart-shaped landscaping located between Jamrich Hall and the Learning Resource Center.

For more information on these events, contact Rebecca Thompson or Jamie Brisco at 227-4790.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director