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September 22, 2005
Contact: Donna Fisher, (605) 355-9532
Tom Katus (605) 718-0545
The Global AIDS Pandemic Forum to be Presented
A community forum entitled “The Global AIDS Pandemic—What We Need to Know and What We Can Do” will be presented Sunday, Sept. 25 on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus.
Dr. Don Messer, author of “Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis” and international expert on faith-based involvement, will be the main presenter. The forum is intended to raise local consciousness about global AIDS, an unparalleled health and humanitarian crisis.
Other panelists are Robert Moore, chief of staff to Rosebud Tribal President and the brother of AIDS victim White Eagle, and Joan Goschke, hospice nurse and Facilitator for Positive Approach. The free public forum is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. in the Bump Lounge at Surbeck Center. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged.
The Black Hills area group Bridges for Intercultural Understanding is organizing the forum. The group's mission is to facilitate public dialogue on intercultural issues, both global and local. Co-sponsors of the forum include the School of Mines, Rapid City Regional Hospital's Cultural Diversity Committee, the Rapid City Journal, Oglala Lakota College, Lakota Times, the Society for the Advancement of Native Interests Today and the Rural Ethnic Institute.
The Sept. 25 forum is free and open to the public. For more information call Donna Fisher at (605) 355-9532 or Tom Katus at (605) 718-0545.
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