WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams College will commemorate World AIDS Day with a selection of events in late November and early Dec ember around the college campus and throughout the community.
World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, was first held in 1988 to increase awareness and education about the disease and help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the atrium of the Williams College Mu seum of Art from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2. In June 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect.
Professors from the department of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies will discuss HIV/AIDS and its impact on the world from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in Paresky 112. This will be an interactive and informal discussion.
Donald Molosi ‘09 will present the show, "Today It’s Me," at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance CenterStage. The performance is $3, free for Williams students with ID.
The Williams College Black Student Union is sponsoring a film screening of "Out of Control: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America," at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Paresky Auditorium.
A film screening of "How to Survive a Plague" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Images Cinema. The film is free for Williams students with ID. This film is spon sored by the Queer Stu dent Union, the Dively Com mittee, and Images Cinema, 50 Spring St. For more information on these films, visit www.imagescinema.org/events.
Tapestry Health will provide free, confidential HIV rapid testing and counseling from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in its mobile health van in front of Paresky. The rapid HIV test is an oral swab that does not require blood and provides results within 20 minutes.