World AIDS Day

Sage Hosts Events in Observance of World AIDS Day

The Sage Colleges, in recognition of World AIDS Day, proudly hosted a series of events dedicated to advocating, educating, and engaging our community.   

World AIDS Day 

Now in its 22nd year, World AIDS Day is an annually recognized event that places a needed emphasis on HIV and AIDS locally, nationally and globally. World AIDS Day allows us to reflect on the importance of educating ourselves on all aspects of this health care crisis.

This year on December 1, 2010, Sage again offered a day of reflection, action and educational initiatives including: 

HIV Rapid Testing
Noon – 3pm
Russell Sage College & Sage College of Albany
Wellness Centers

The New York State Department of Health will provided free rapid HIV Testing on both campuses. Walk-ins welcome and testing only takes twenty minutes.

2010 Annual Advocacy & Activism Forum
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Opalka Gallery
Sage College of Albany

Sage proudly welcomed keynote speaker Dorse Boone, a 13-year survivor, activist and advocate for the HIV/AIDS community. Boone was introduced by her daughter, Sage College of Albany student Daysha Brown.

Boone is a longtime member of the Schenectady Damien Center and has dedicated her life to educating others in the fight against the spread of HIV & AIDS in our community. She has spoken regionally and across New York State.

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Candlelight Vigil
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Bush Memorial Hall
Russell Sage College

An evening candlelight vigil was held at Bush Memorial, to reflect and remember those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. The Sagettes performed at this year’s event.

World AIDS Day Red Ribbon
Russell Sage College & Sage College of Albany

World AIDS Day red ribbons were available at the Student Life Offices and Wellness Centers on both campuses all week. Ribbons were free and it was suggested that they be worn in support of the efforts taken to end HIV and AIDS in our community and around the globe.

For additional information please contact Vincent Porfirio, Assistant Dean of Students   518 292- 1753