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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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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.

 

BCAW 2013: The Soul

The Soul
Tuesday, Nov 5 | 6pm – 7:30pm | GOBCC Large Multipurpose Room

There is a long history of public health concerns related to tobacco use and second-hand smoke. This program will address the methods used by the tobacco industry to target minority populations and specifically the African American population. This will be an interactive, informative and solution focused program emphasizing one of America’s largest and most dangerous products and the specific tactics used to recruit customers.  Sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, Wellness Resource Center, & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This event is apart of the GOBCC’s annual Black Culture Awareness Week taking place November 3-8, 2013. Fore more information regarding the weeks events, please contact the GOBCC or visit our events page.

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BCAW 2013: Minority Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Minority Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Monday, Nov 4 | 10am – 2pm | MU Student Center Student Center room 2206C

For people with life-threatening cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, bone marrow transplants can be a life-saving experience. Come learn about the Bone Marrow Registry and why it’s important to increase the number of minorities registered in the registry. Joining the registry takes 15 minutes. After a check against health guidelines and then a quick cotton swab insides one’s cheek, those who attend the drive will be added to the registry, and could possibly save a life. Be The Match registry professionals will be on hand to answer questions and guide interested students through the registry process.  Cosponsored by: the Multicultural Center and the Be The Match registry.

This event is apart of the GOBCC’s annual Black Culture Awareness Week taking place November 3-8, 2013. Fore more information regarding the weeks events, please contact the GOBCC or visit our events page.

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Swab Up & Be The Match

Join the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative as we continue the push to raise awareness and increase the number of minorities registered in the Bone Marrow Registry.   To date, we have registered over 100 minorities to the Bone Marrow Registry.  It only takes 15 minutes. Besides paper work, all you have to do is a cotton swab of you mouth and your good to go. Quick, easy and simple. Registry professionals will be on hand to answer any questions and concerns.

For more information, visit the event site or contact Marcus Mayes @ mbmwv5@mail.missouri.edu