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Black AIDS Day 2014 Recap

On behalf of the Mizzou Black Men’s InitiativeLegion Of Black Collegians Student Government, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. MU Multicultural Center, S.H.A.P.E. and the MU Black History Month Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in making this years Black AIDS Day 2014 event a success. This year we were able to successfully provide free confidential testing to 82 students courtesy of the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Additionally, 29 students opted to take free gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, and several dozen more collected educational information from the event. View photos from the event here

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (aka Black AIDS Day) is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Hosting this event each year on campus is an effort to not only bring awareness to this global issue but to also empower our community here on campus to be proactive about protecting themselves from this epidemic. The more students we are able to get tested and provide educational materials too, the better. Since we’ve started hosting this event in 2011, we have tested nearly 400 students for HIV which is great. We look forward to next years event and your support.

Again, thank you for your assistance in helping Mizzou students “Update Their Status” and helping Mizzou be greater than AIDS!

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MU Black History Month 2014

Living Civil Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century

The University of Missouri offers programming for everyone through many departments, organizations and individuals as part of this national tribute to the unique African American experience. Some of the many MU activities include lectures, workshops, films, exhibits, and performances. Download a printable calendar here or visit Black Studies Department for more information.

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Black AIDS Day 2014

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Come learn more about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and update your status with free, rapid, and confidential HIV testing administered by the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.  Free educational information, condoms, stickers and more will also be provided.

What: Black AIDS Day
When: Friday, February 7, 2014
Where: MU Student Center room 2205 A/B
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Sponsored by:
Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Legion of Black Collegians,
Multicultural Center
Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

 

Call for entries: Black History Month Poster Competition

The University of Missouri’s Black History Month Poster Committee invites all currently enrolled MU students to enter the 2014 Black History Month Poster Competition.

This year’s contest is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students. Judges will select a unique, original poster design that celebrates and honors black culture, history and achievement at Mizzou. The purpose of the poster is to promote collaboration and participation within the greater campus community and to celebrate African-American heritage as it relates to Mizzou. The primary target audience for the poster will be prospective MU students from around the state of Missouri. The poster will be distributed to public and private high schools and non-profit youth organizations for display.

All submissions are due to the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative by 5 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013. For more information, see the attached flier or visit http://diversity.missouri.edu/bhm-poster/.

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Life Music Series featuring Anhayla

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Join us for the first Life Music Series (LMS) event of the year on Friday, February 8th, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm in The Shack.  The event will feature special guest singer/songwriter Anhayla plus performances from your fellow Mizzou student artists.

LMS is a music series that features diverse musical artist from a number of musical genre’s including R&B, Neo Soul, Funk, Blues etc.   The event is free and open to the public.  LMS is co-sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, Missouri Student Unions, Legion of Black Collegians and the MU Black History Month Committee.