AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Face-to-Face AIDS
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 03/2006
Chapter New York University SOM
Project Coordinator Joseph Shin
Summary of project As part of AIDS Week of Action, we brought "Face-to-Face: An Intimate Portrait of AIDS in Malawi and S. Africa" to NYU SoM. Face-to-Face is an exhibition of photography, art and educational modules that highlight the impact of AIDS on children and families in Malawi and S. Africa. The exhibition opened on February 28 and ran through March 17. Opening night activities included a panel of speakers including Ken Wong, photographer and director of Face-to-Face AIDS, Shawn Hainesworth, a film-maker with Face-to-Face AIDS, and Ellen McCurley, executive director of the Pendulum Project. Over 120 were in attendance on opening night, and over 1000 people came to view the exhibit during the remainder of its time at NYU.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 1200
Participant hours involved 500 hour(s)
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Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $1250.00
Project funding Medical school funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
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Project advertising We created a sub-committee focused on advertising and publicity. We utilized email listservs throughout the university, write press releases, worked with NYU's PR office to reach out to local media outlets, and we also reached out to NY's wealth of
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Lessons/suggestions We could have planned the opening night event so it didn't fall so closely to exams. However, we feel that the timing did help draw a larger proportion of the audience from outside the medical center, which was one of our goals; to provide a venue for me