Global HIV/AIDS Solidarity Speakers Tour
    This spring, AIDS activists from sub-Saharan Africa, India, and the U.S. are uniting with Global Justice and the Student Global AIDS Campaign to inspire a new generation of activists within high school, college and university campuses from across the United States.
    The Global HIV/AIDS Solidarity Speakers Tour will be making a stop at the University of Florida on Monday, April 16th, 2007.  The event will be held in the Cancer and Genetics Building, Room CGRC 133, at 6:15 PM. The speaker line-up features Matthew Kavanagh (Executive Director, Global Justice) and Vineeta Gupta (Director, Stop HIV/AIDS in India Initiative). Free food will follow, and be sure to stick around for the social justice activist training session. Learn how to develop an effective demonstration, get engaged in social justice campaigns, and develop additional skills for effective activism.
    The tour will raise awareness to the lack of access to treatment, explore the reasons why life-saving medications are not accessible to all people, and educate us on what student activists can do to bring about universal access to treatment.  Key topics will include:  the shortage of healthcare workers in Sub-Saharan Africa, the harmful practices of multinational pharmaceutical companies, and the effects of intellectual property rights and drug patents. For more information, please visit or email
Monday, April 16, 2007