AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Global AIDS Week
Project type(s) Fundraiser,Social Event,Speaker
Date completed 01/2007
Chapter University of Vermont COM
Project Coordinator Adetola Fadeyibi
Summary of project Monday: Personal stories: people living with HIV/AIDS will come share their story. Also a case manager from VT Cares (a local AIDS Service Organization) will be in attendance.

Wednesday: AIDS and Diversity issues Panel. Representatives from the Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Clinic, IMANI Health Institute (IMANI is Community Based Organization that does some AIDS case management), and the Women of Color Alliance.

Thursday: So What Can You Do? Dr. Micheal Bosia is an assistant professor at St Michaels College. Dr. Bosia earned his doctorate in political science with a dissertation titled “Blood Ties: Identity, Citizenship and the Politics of AIDS.” He works on AIDS activism, primarily Act Up Paris and was a policy maker working on AIDS issues in California from 1983-95. 1st year student Ariel GallantBernstein will also talk about New seed International, a grassroots organization for HIV/AIDs in Ghana, West Africa (the organization to whom all funds raised throughout the week were donated)

Friday: Clinical Perspectives with a Question and Answer session. Christopher J Grace, MD, FACP, Chief of Infectious Diseases at FAHC. Dr. Grace started the first AIDS Comprehensive Care Clinics in Vermont, and would talk about HIV-AIDS from the standpoint of a front-line physician provider.

Friday Evening: International Potluck and viewing of "A Closer Walk."

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 150
Participant hours involved 200 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $250
Project funding Other grant,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions We tried very hard to coordinate efforts with other groups- with undergrad students interested in global health issues, with the local Peace Corps recruiter, and with another local college. Unfortunately, the only time that worked for this program for me

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments We were able to raise several hundred dollars in donations for New Seed International throughout the week.