It Just Got Real: Living with HIV/AIDS with Rae Lewis-Thornton

The African American Culture Committee presents, "It Just Got Real: Living with HIV/AIDS with Rae Lewis-Thornton" on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm in the SAC Black Box.

The program will begin with an interactive game to teach people about how quickly HIV can spread through a community. Next, we will hear from our guest speaker, Rae Lewis-Thornton who gained prominence with she announced that she had been living with AIDS in a national magazine. In the last eighteen years, Ms. Lewis-Thornton has traveled worldwide in an unending crusade challenging stereotypes and myths around HIV/AIDS. She has been living with HIV for 28 years and AIDS for 20.

Prior to Rae’s motivational speaking career, she was on her way to a promising political organizing career. Having served as Senator Carol Mosley Braun’s 1992 Senatorial Campaign Advance Coordinator, Illinois State Youth Coordinator for the 1988 Dukakis Presidential Campaign and National Youth Director for Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 Presidential Campaigns, Rae was forced to retire in 1993 as a result of her health.

Come out and hear this great motivational speaker and learn more about living with HIV/AIDS.

This event is free with current UT ID.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Details: 
Come out and hear motivational speaker, Rae Lewis-Thornton discuss living with HIV/AIDS - Wednesday, April 24.
Location: 
Black Box Theatre at the Student Activity Center (SAC 2.304)
Cost: 
Free with current UT ID
Event Capacity: 
150
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Dr. DeAunderia Bowens
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
512-475-6630