Recognizing World AIDS Day and upcoming CDGE events

On December 1st, the world will take time to recognize World AIDS Day, which symbolizes a chance to stand together and remember those we have lost to these worldwide epidemic, but also a time to recommit ourselves to fighting for a world where there not only exists a cure for AIDS, but affordable and easily-accessible healthcare and anti-discrimination policies for those living with the virus.

The Center for Diversity and Global Engagement will recognize World AIDS Day this year by hosting three panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community arts project in the world and a visual reminder of those we have lost to this pandemic.  CDGE will house two panels during the day in the Babcock Formal Lounge, while the third panel will be hung up in the main lobby of Andrews Library from the second story balcony.

CDGE Poster for AIDS Awareness Week

Daily tours of the Quilts will be offered, starting each time in the Andrews Library Lobby.  On Tuesday, the 29th, tours will take place at 9am and 4pm.  On Wednesday through Friday, the 2nd, tours will take place at 10am and 3pm.  Tours can also be specially scheduled for classes, student organizations, residence halls, departments, offices, and community organizations by emailing Joel Pettigrew at

Other events associated with the Quilt will be a viewing of the Academy Award winning documentary “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.”  Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this documentary traces the story of 5 individuals who are honored in the Quilt, as well as the history and tradition behind the Quilt itself.  The trailer for the movie can be found here: Common Threads Documentary

Hosted by CDGE and Cross-Cultural Living Experiences Program, join us at 7pm on Wednesday, November 30th in Lean Lecture Room for this documentary viewing and discussion.

On World AIDS Day, Thursday, December 1st, CDGE will host a Candlelight Ceremony at 7pm in the Babcock Formal Lounge, honoring those we have lost to the epidemic but recommitting to an equal and just world for those living with AIDS and eventually a world without the disease.

We hope to see you out at all these events or on a tour this week!

But wait, CDGE has many more events coming this week and the rest of this semester as well!

Tuesday, November 29th 

  • Deadline to nominate your student for I-Seminar. Nominate your student to present their unfinished multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary IS. Nominations are due to Nicola Kille.
  • Life Raft Debate. Co-sponsored with the Woostonian. Come hear your colleagues debate the value of their discipline in Scheide at 7:30pm. See Facebook event
Life Raft Debate November 29th

Life Raft Debate November 29th

Thursday, December 1st
  • Shared Futures – Inclusive conversations in Global Engagement. Come to CDGE Dining hall at 5:15pm onward for the second of multiple conversations on how you understand global engagement. Please sign up for Thursday’s event and for subsequent events by visiting the CDGE wiki .


We hope to see you out at any or all of these events!

About Joel P.

Joel P. is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. He studied history at Texas A&M and student affairs at Ohio State, and is an avid coffee drinker and soccer watcher. His eventual research interests include GLBT issues on an international scale and amongst international students, international relations and the First Amendment on campus.
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