Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Doing a Cornelius 360...part 3.0

There are many activities and presenations that will be statewide in honor of World AIDS Day 2007. The 20th Annual theme announced by the World AIDS Day campaign this year is "Take The Lead." CorneliusOnpoint will be making the rounds and covering most events including, the Clinton Presidential Center's hosting of the AIDS Quilt on Saturday, December 1st. In a press release they cite that" more than 200 panels, the display at the Center will be the largest presentation of the quilt in the world for World AIDS Day. This event will attract people from many places and many walks of life. "
As the epidemic continues claiming lives around the world and here in the United States, especially among women and people of color, I hope that this display of the Quilt will get local contributions and add to the outreach that is most needed in communities all over Arkansas. It's a solem reminder that this crisis is still very viable and the messages of remembrance, awareness and hope are universal.
They need volunteers to assist in several different capacities such as event set-up, readers for the reading of the names (night shift), greeters, and our outreach booths. We are also looking for a small group of volunteers that will handle the opening of the "ceremony" panel. This will be the last section of the panel that will be laid out for the event. For the ceremony panel, we are asking for volunteers that may have some tie to the disease. It could be that you know someone that is living with or passed away from AIDS. It could be you know people in the health care field and have some tie or just an advocate for prevention of the disease.
They are also looking for Quilters!!!! Therefore, if you are a quilter (or know someone who is), the organizers would love to talk to you. They will have a quilting area on site during the event. Additional volunteers will be needed to assist visitors with quilting and to receive incoming quilt panels. Portions of The Quilt display will also be making additional stops in Arkansas, I've posted other the other destinations and contact info. For more information go to: or
To volunteer locally contact:Sally Porter at or call me at 748-0419 to sign up as soon as possible.

Fayetteville, AR

11/30/2007 - 12/6/2007

Host: University of Arkansas - University Programs
Display Site: University of Arkansas - Anne Kittrell Art Gallery
Display Site Address: Arkansas Union - Room A665
Accepting Block Requests? No
Number of Blocks: 6
Contact: Zachary Mosley
Phone: 479-575-5255

Little Rock, AR

12/1/2007 - 12/1/2007

Host: The William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Display Site: The William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Display Site Address: 1200 President Clinton Avenue
Accepting Block Requests? No
Number of Blocks: 100+
Contact: Taren Robinson
Phone: 501/370-8000

Mountain Home, AR

11/26/2007 - 12/3/2007

Host: Arkansas State University, Mountain HomeEmbracing Diversity Group Inc
Display Site: Arkansas State University Mountain Home McMullin Lecture Hall
Display Site Address: 935 Gray Street
Accepting Block Requests? No
Number of Blocks: 3
Contact: Eddie Dry
Phone: 870-425-1747

North Little Rock, AR

11/29/2007 - 12/5/2007

Host: Pulaski Technical College
Display Site: Pulaski Technical College - Pulaski Tech Campus Center, Grand Hall
Display Site Address: 3000 West Scenic Drive
Accepting Block Requests? No
Number of Blocks: 5
Contact: Summer Tumbleson
Phone: 501-812-2750

Philander Smith College and Future Builders
HIV/AIDS Conference to commemorate
World AIDS Day

The Third Annual Arkansas HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Conference, sponsored by Philander Smith College, Harry R. Kendall Health and Science Mission Center and Future Builders, Inc., of Wrightsville will be held November 29, 2007 on the campus of Philander Smith College from 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm. A reception honoring Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders will follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The conference targets students, teachers, health care/mental health professionals, and members of community, who plan or provide HIV prevention education.
The theme of the conference is “Mobilizing the Church, Community and Government in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS “.

The conference is free. Continuing Education Units will be available to professional
attendees. For more conference information, contact Lupita Rasheed, Project Director of the Harry R. Kendall Health and Science Mission Center at 501-975-8315 or Rick Collins, Co-Executive Director, Future Builders at 501-897-5566.


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