November 14, 2019

Purdue’s LGBTQ Center, College of Health and Human Sciences and Black Cultural Center partnering to raise awareness during HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Purdue University’s LGBTQ Center, College of Health and Human Sciences and the Black Cultural Center are partnering to raise community awareness during this year’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Week.

All activities will take place Nov. 18-22 at the Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St., West Lafayette. All events are free and open to the public. Events are:

  • The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt: The quilt will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday (Nov. 18) through Nov. 22. Tours of the quilt, both individually and for classes, are led by LGBTQ Center staff members. Tours may be set up by contacting Kelsey Chapman, LGBTQ Center coordinator, at
  • “Common Threads” film screening: 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 18).
  • “New Directions in HIV Research and Advocacy” panel discussion: 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 19). This panel discussion will look at the future of HIV and implications of recent discoveries in the world of HIV research. The panel will be moderated by nursing student and LGBTQ+ health advocate Talia Broekers.
  • Safer sex kit creation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 21).
  • Free and confidential HIV screening offered by Aspire Indiana: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 22). 

Writer: Matthew Oates, 765-496-2571,, @mo_oates

Source: Kelsey Chapman, 765-494-3676,, @purduelgbtq

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