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EIU to Participate in Black HIV Awareness Events


Working in conjunction with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office, Eastern Illinois University 's Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting a live simulcast of BASUAH on Campus, being held Tuesday in connection with National Black HIV Awareness and Information Day.

On Sept. 15, 2005 , the governor launched a comprehensive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to address the alarming trend of infection among the state's African-American community. The initiative was called the BASUAH Project: Brothers and Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS.

The project's mission was to reduce new cases of HIV/AIDS while empowering people with the knowledge to better protect themselves.

BASUAH on Campus, being held at the Roosevelt University auditorium, has been described as a "day of rap, hip-hop and spoken word highlighting national and local artists."

Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs at Eastern, announced that a live simulcast of a portion of the Roosevelt University activities will be available to interested persons, free of charge, from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the EIU campus.

In addition, local activities and testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information on BASUAH can be found at



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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