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FACE AIDS will screen A Closer Walk on December 3

By Yvonne Kelly
Contributing Writer

Twenty-four years ago, two young men living in Switzerland, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter — a San Francisco journalist and a public information officer — decided they had to make a change. They were frustrated by the lack of social, political and medical attention being paid to a deadly virus that had erupted onto the international health scene only a few years before. In an attempt to educate, motivate and to instill hope, empathy and understanding for those suffering the burden of this terrible disease, they organized the first ever World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988.

Almost a quarter of a century later, there are 34 million people living with HIV worldwide. In honor of their struggles, and in an effort to unite against the spread of HIV/AIDS, UCSF’s chapter of FACE AIDS would like to formally invite you to celebrate World AIDS Day on Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. We will screen the powerful film A Closer Walk, which depicts humankind's confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. We will serve a delicious dinner and hold a short information session about our upcoming spring fund-raiser, the second annual RACEAIDS to FACEAIDS. 

This event is being sponsored by the Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, at no charge to you — just show up for some food, some information and some empowering stories. 

Join us at UCSF’s Cole Hall at 513 Parnassus Ave. Food will be served at 6:30 p.m., the movie will begin at 7 p.m., and we’ll hold a discussion afterward. 

Please contact ucsf@faceaids.org for questions, comments and to RSVP.

Yvonne Kelly is a second-year medical student.

 

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