Sage Honors World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010

November 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

The Sage Colleges 
2010 World AIDS Day: Advocacy & Activist

ALBANY & TROY - In observance of World AIDS Day, The Sage Colleges will host a series of events dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for our community. 

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 healthcare crisis.

This year, Sage again offers a day of reflection, action and educational initiatives.

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

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

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

Sage proudly welcomes keynote speaker Dorse Boone, a 13-year survivor, activist and advocate for the HIV/AIDS community. Boone will be 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.

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

An evening candlelight vigil will be held at Bush Memorial, to reflect and remember those who have been affected by HIV & AIDS. The Sagettes will give a special performance at this year’s event.

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

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

For additional information, please contact Assistant Dean of Students Vincent Porfirio.