Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS (HUACA)

Chair Project from former World AIDS Week - photo by Joe Wrinn

 

HUACA is looking for new members to help generate interest and publicize events. Please e-mail us at huaca@fas.harvard.edu or call the Harvard AIDS Institute
at 496-6354 if you would like to join us.
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The Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS

The primary aim of the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS (HUACA) is to generate Harvard student, faculty and staff involvement in artistic projects addressing HIV infection and the AIDS pandemic. These projects are focused around World AIDS day and the activities of Harvard University's AIDS Awareness Week.

Members of the committee are from many different parts of the University:
Harvard AIDS Institute
University Health Services
Office for the Arts at Harvard and Radcliffe
Harvard University Art Museums
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Graduate School of Arts and Science
Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex
American Repertory Theater
 
Links to AIDS related web pages:
Harvard -Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach
AIDS Action Committee
UNAIDS
American Association for World Health

 

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Harvard University AIDS Awareness Week, December 1-8, 2000
Using the power of art to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and commemorate those who have died or are living with the disease, the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS (HUACA) has announced events scheduled for Harvard AIDS Awareness Week.
 
HARVARD UNIVERSITY OBSERVES AIDS AWARENESS WEEK 2000
Visual, literary, and speaking events promote education and commemoration

Harvard University will present a series of events for Harvard AIDS Awareness Week (November 24-December 6, 2000) commemorating those who have died from or are living with the disease and fostering awareness of HIV/AIDS within and outside of the Harvard University community. Facilitated and promoted by the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS, these events are held in conjunction with World AIDS Day, established by the World Health Organization and observed annually on December 1. The events include an exhibition and benefit auction of southern African art; an interactive visual arts project; an evening of inspirational speakers; a gallery exhibit and sale to benefit local AIDS projects; and a poetry reading and a poetry-writing workshop.

ArtWorks for AIDS, an exhibition of works by 30 southern African artists, will be on display at Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, November 24-28. Following the exhibition, the collection will be auctioned in Boston on November 30 to raise funds for HIV programs in southern Africa. Each artist's work explores the theme of HIV in Africa with an emphasis on women and children. ArtWorks for AIDS has been organized by the Harvard AIDS Institute, a University-wide organization dedicated to conducting and catalyzing international research to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic. For more information, visit the Institute's website at http://aids.harvard.edu or e-mail artworks@hsph.harvard.edu.

 
World AIDS Day Peace Prayers, part of a city-wide project, will be held at Harvard University's Adams House, Plympton St. between Massachusetts Ave. and Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, on Monday, November 27 at 8 p.m. Jen Mergel, a non-resident arts tutor at Adams House, will preside. Adams House will provide supplies to create "prayer sheets," which will then be displayed and made available for purchase at a gallery in Boston. Contact Patricia Palmer, (617) 493-3434, for more information.

International art dealer Barbara Krakow has joined with Elleni West, president of African AIDS Initiative International (W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Studies at Harvard), to co-sponsor two events. The first, Advent Hope for AIDS in Africa, is a service to be held at Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston, on Friday, December 1, 6-9 pm. The event will be hosted by Reverend Samuel Lloyd of Trinity Church and will include speakers from Harvard University and the local community. The second event, Anything but Paper Prayers, will open on Saturday, December 2, with a reception from 3-5:30 pm at the Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston. The day-long event follows A Day Without Art, an observance traditionally held December 1, in which art galleries close their doors in memory of the many artists who have been lost to AIDS. Over 100 area artists have been invited to participate in an exhibit that will both honor and benefit African AIDS Initiative International and the Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project. For more information on this exhibit and the service at Trinity Church, please contact the African AIDS Initiative at (617) 496-5998 or ethio@fas.harvard.edu.

 
The final event in Harvard University's observance of AIDS Awareness Week is a literary "double-feature" to be held over two evenings. AIDS and the Poetry of Healing is the title of a lecture/reading by award-winning poet Rafael Campo at the Harvard Advocate, 21 South Street, Cambridge, on Monday, December 4, at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the general public; information: (617) 495-8676. Campo teaches and practices general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he serves primarily Latinos and people living with HIV and AIDS. He is the author of The Other Man Was Me (Arte Publico Press, Houston, 1994), which won the 1993 National Poetry Series award; What the Body Told (Duke University Press, Durham, 1996), which won a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry; and The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire (W.W. Norton, New York, 1996), a collection of essays which also won a Lambda Literary Award, for memoir. His newest book, Diva (Duke University Press, 1999), was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize last year. This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS, the Harvard Advocate, and Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts at Harvard).

AIDS and HIV-An Epidemic of Forgetting, A Call to Remember: A Workshop to Write Yourself to Deeper Awareness will be taught by certified poetry therapist John Fox on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 pm in the Adams House Lower Common Room, "C" Entry on Plympton St., Cambridge. Enrollment is free and limited to Harvard undergraduates and University affiliates. For more information and to enroll, call Michael Hoyt at 617-496-0778, or by e-mail at cwhc@uhs.harvard.edu. John Fox is a lecturer in the graduate school of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. He is the author of two volumes of poetry and a leader of poetry-writing workshops throughout the United States. His most recent book is Poetic Medicine, published by Penguin Putnam. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS, Harvard University Health Services Center for Wellness and Health Communication, and Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts at Harvard).

 
The Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS (HUACA) is an organization whose primary aim is to generate Harvard University student, faculty and staff involvement in artistic projects addressing HIV infection and the AIDS pandemic. These projects are focused on World AIDS Day and the activities of Harvard University's AIDS Awareness Week. For more information, call co-chairs Thomas Lee, (617) 495-8676, and Aimee Ricciardone, (617) 496-6091.
 

Sample of projects ranging from 1996-1999
Harvard University AIDS Awareness Day: December 1, 1999 

AIDS AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION SUBJECT OF HARVARD PANEL

Artists and critics will convene on World AIDS Day
to discuss "disease as metaphor"
On-line review of event on ArtsEditor

(Cambridge, MA)-"Art for AIDS' Sake: Is the Disease Still a Valid Metaphor?" is the topic of a panel discussion to be held at Harvard University on World AIDS Day 1999-Wednesday, December 1, at 7 pm. The panel will be held in Loker Commons, basement of Memorial Hall (Sanders Theater), 45 Quincy St., Cambridge. Admission is free and open to the public (no tickets or reservations required); for more information, please call (617) 495-8676.

Sponsored by the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS, the panel will convene artist/curator Kathy Bitetti; artist/activist Jay Critchley; choreographer/dancer Tommy Neblett; and writers Michael Bronski and Cate McQuaid to discuss AIDS and its relevance to current artistic expression. Have the critics of so-called "victim art" squelched attempts by artists to bring new meaning and insight to living with, and dying from, AIDS? Does arts activism compromise aesthetics? And through their work can artists help stem the tide of apathy and misconception about AIDS "cures" and vaccines?

"As we approach the turn of the century and look back on almost two decades of life with AIDS, we are at a crossroads," says Thomas Lee, Co-chair of the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS. "The artistic community was among the first to be decimated by the disease, and the first to respond. But what is now left for artists to communicate to audiences? Can we still be galvanized by the power art? The panelists will address these questions and talk about how AIDS has affected their own work, and affected the way that they evaluate the work of others."

About the Panelists:

Kathy Bitetti, executive director of the Boston-based Artists Foundation since 1992, has been a curator as well as an HIV/AIDS activist for the past 11 years. She is cofounder of Visual AIDS Boston, which organizes arts programming in recognition of World AIDS Day. Bitetti is also an exhibiting sculptor and installation artist.

Cambridge resident Michael Bronski is a critic and essayist whose books include The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom (St. Martin's Books, 1998), Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility (South End Press, 1984), and the forthcoming Pulp Friction: Gay Male Erotic Writing Before Stonewall (St. Martin's Press). His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies, and he is a regular contributor to the Boston Phoenix, The Advocate, Z Magazine, Lambda Book Report, and other publications.

Jay Critchley is a Provincetown-based artist/activist whose work incorporates performance, conceptual manifestos, and sometimes recycled materials to explore a range of social issues. His installation projects include "Miss Tampon Liberty" (a 13-foot replica of the statue made from 4,000 plastic tampon applicators found on Cape Cod beaches, first exhibited in 1986); "Old Glory Condom Corporation" (1989); and "The Olympdyck Project: It's Hard To Be a Man," a multimedia installation on masculinity and sports created for the Arts Festival of Atlanta in 1995 in conjunction with the Olympic Games. Critchley established the Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and Community Festival, which since 1989 has raised over $1 million for AIDS programs on Cape Cod. Critchley is a 1999-2000 Marshall Cogan Visiting Artist at the Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Cate McQuaid is an art critic and writer. Her weekly column of gallery reviews and numerous feature stories appear in the Boston Globe, and she contributes regularly to ArtNews magazine and WBUR's "Morning Edition."

Somerville resident Tommy Neblett is co-Artistic Director/Choreographer of Prometheus Dance, based in Boston. He has performed primarily with Dan Wagoner and Dancers, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, and Concert Dance Company of Boston before forming Prometheus Dance in 1992. Neblett is an instructor for the Dance Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and is currently on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory and Emerson College. "Ecstasies and Devotions," his evening-length dance piece on mortality and AIDS, premiered in [YEAR].

About the Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS:

The Harvard University Arts Committee on AIDS (HUACA) was established in 1993 to generate Harvard student, faculty, and staff involvement in artistic projects addressing HIV infection and the AIDS pandemic. These projects are focused around World AIDS day and the activities of Harvard University's AIDS Awareness Week (November 29-December 5, 1999). HUACA's goal is to educate and increase awareness about HIV and AIDS by encouraging the incorporation of HIV/AIDS themes into arts projects; to assist and support students in the development of their own projects and help identify sources of funding; and to serve as a facilitator and promoter for events and projects at Harvard for World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Week. The general public is also invited to participate. For more information, call Thomas Lee, (617) 495-8676, or Aimee Ricciardone, (617) 496-6091.


Harvard University AIDS Awareness Week: November 28 - December 5, 1997 
 
Ongoing
The Holiday Toy Drive
Sponsors: Cambridge Cares About AIDS
Location: Dudley House/Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
A drive to collect holiday gifts for children who are infected or
affected by HIV/AIDS. The toys will be distributed to people who go to
Cambridge Cares About AIDS for services.
For more information and additional drop-off locations, call Alexandra
Vega-Merino at 617-493-4249 or e-mail merino@fas.harvard.edu.
 
Community Interactive Altar
Sponsors: PRIDE (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education), Harvard University School of Education
Location: Gutman Library, Cambridge
A memorial to those who have succumbed to or are living with AIDS and HIV. For more information visit the PRIDE Web site, http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~pride/AIDSday.html
 
Friday, November 28
“Seconds”
Sponsors: Harvard Film Archive
Location: Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Time: 8:30 p.m.
1984 Directed by John Frankenheimer; starring Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, and John Randolph
In this film, Rock Hudson, whose acting career was cut short by AIDS,
plays a middle-aged banker who fakes his death and undergoes plastic
surgery in order to reemerge as the handsome artist Tony Wilson.
Complete with a new posh home in Malibu Beach, his groovy “new” life
includes Bacchanalian excess and a grape-squishing orgy. The
discomforting photography of Wong Howe relates the claustrophobic
nightmare of a man who finds that “freedom” is a dodgy concept.
For more information, call the Harvard Film Archive at 617-495-4700 or
visit the Web site: http://film-4.fas.harvard.edu.
 
 
Saturday, November 29
“Crimes of Passion”
Sponsors: Harvard Film Archive
Location: Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 p.m.
1966 Directed by Ken Russell; starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, and John Laughlin
First and foremost, an extremely uninhibited satire on American sexual
dreams and nightmares. Kathleen Turner, a career woman who doubles by
night as the ultra-hooker China Blue, acts out every male fantasy in the
book until she picks up a cop. In between, the film lays into an
“average” suburban couple, living a sexual fantasy of their own marital
fulfillment. The film relies on sheer pace and stylistic bravura and
talks dirty more wittily than anything since Bogart and Bacall.
For more information, call the Harvard Film Archive at 617-495-4700 or
visit the Web site: http://film-4.fas.harvard.edu
 
 
Sunday, November 30
Art as Medicine/Medicine as Art: A Special Project for World AIDS Day
Sponsors: Harvard University Art Museums and the Norman Zinberg Clinic of the Cambridge/Somerville Health Network
Locations: Straus Gallery of the Fogg Art Museum and the adjacent Mongan Center study room, 23 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Time: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Medicine and art meet in this unique event created by printmaker and
physician Eric Avery and presented by the Norman Zinberg Clinic of the
Cambridge/Somerville Health Network and Harvard University Art Museums.
The Zinberg AIDS clinic will move its clinical activities into a
specially created environment in the gallery. Audience members will
view patient-doctor consultations and follow with public discussion of
the concepts and practices embodied in this event, while a performance
artist illustrates the presentation.
For more information, call Kate Ewen at 617-495-2397.
 
“Seconds”
Sponsors: Harvard Film Archive
Location: Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 p.m.
1984 Directed by John Frankenheimer; starring Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, and John Randolph
In this film, Rock Hudson, whose acting career was cut short by AIDS,
plays a middle-aged banker who fakes his death and undergoes plastic
surgery in order to reemerge as the handsome artist Tony Wilson.
Complete with a new posh home in Malibu Beach, his groovy “new” life
includes Bacchanalian excess and a grape-squishing orgy. The
discomforting photography of Wong Howe relates the claustrophobic
nightmare of a man who finds that “freedom” is a dodgy concept.
For more information, call the Harvard Film Archive at 617-495-4700 or
visit the Web site: http://film-4.fas.harvard.edu.
 
 
Monday, December 1
Art as Medicine/Medicine as Art: A Special Project for World AIDS Day
Sponsors: Harvard University Art Museums and the Norman Zinberg Clinic of the Cambridge/Somerville Health Network
Locations: Straus Gallery of the Fogg Art Museum and the adjacent Mongan Center study room, 23 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Medicine and art meet in this unique event created by printmaker and
physician Eric Avery and presented by the Norman Zinberg Clinic of the
Cambridge/Somerville Health Network and Harvard University Art Museums.
The Zinberg AIDS clinic will move its clinical activities into a
specially created environment in the gallery. Audience members will
view patient-doctor consultations and follow with public discussion of
the concepts and practice embodied in this event while a performance
artist illustrates the practices.
For more information, call Kate Ewen at 617-495-2397.
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach and the
Center for Wellness and Health Communication, Harvard University Health Services
Location: Straus Gallery of the Fogg Art Museum
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information.
For more information, call Linda Frazier at 617-495-9629.
 
“Ethical Issues in International HIV/AIDS Research”
Sponsor: Harvard AIDS Institute
Location: Snyder Auditorium, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A panel discussion about the ethical issues that arise in international
HIV/AIDS research, particularly the ongoing controversy about the use of
placebos in trials to prevent mother-to-infant transmission.
For more information, call Kimberly Hensle at 617-432-4126.
 
AIDS Feature Films: “Longtime Companion” and “Philadelphia”
Location: Graduate Student Lounge of Dudley House/Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: “Longtime Companion" 6:00 p.m.
“Philadelphia" 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Alexandra Vega-Merino at 617-493-4249 or
e-mail merino@fas.harvard.edu.
 
 
Tuesday, December 2
A Working Group Meeting to Develop and Launch the Harvard AIDS Memorial
Sponsor: Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus
Location: Private Dining Room, Dudley House/Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: 1:00 p.m.
For more information, call Carol Johnson at 617-427-8840 or
617-742-2100, x453.
 
AIDS Awareness Documentaries: “No Regrets” and “All God’s Children”
Location: Graduate Student Lounge of Dudley House/Lehman Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: “No Regrets" 6:00 p.m.
“All God’s Children" 6:30 p.m.
Discussion and refreshments will follow.
For more information, call Alexandra Vega-Merino at 617-493-4249 or
e-mail merino@fas.harvard.edu.
 
 
Wednesday, December 3
Discussion with Dr. David Brudnoy
Sponsor: Dudley House Public Service Fellows
Location: Dudley House Common Room
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Dr. David Brudnoy, controversial media personality and author of the
1997 bestseller LIFE IS NOT A REHEARSAL, will talk informally about
his struggle with AIDS, the complex process of self -revelation, and the
David Brudnoy Fund for AIDS Research. Lunch will be served. To sign
up for the event, please come to the Dudley House Office on the third floor.
 
Thursday, December 4
Candlelight Vigil
Sponsor: PRIDE (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education), Harvard University School of Education
Location: Steps of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Remembrance of those who have succumbed to or are living with AIDS and HIV. Reception immediately following at Gutman Library, School of Education. For more information , e-mail pride@hugse1.harvard.edu or visit the PRIDE Web site, http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~pride/AIDSday.html
 
Friday, December 5
“The Changing Face of AIDS”
Sponsor: Harvard Spectrum and Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach
Location: Adams House Squash Courts, Corner of Mt. Auburn and Bow Streets, Cambridge
Time: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Featuring the work of student artists, the exhibit will show how the
demographics of AIDS have spread to encompass all segments of the
population.
For more information, call Tyrone Jones at 617-493-2370.
 
 
 

Harvard University AIDS Awareness Week: December 1 - 8, 1996
 
Harvard University commemorated World AIDS Day, Friday, December 1, by hosting
AIDS-related events throughout the week of December 1 through 8, which has been designated
AIDS Awareness Week at Harvard. A number of events were scheduled to take place on and
off-campus that week, including benefit screenings of Derek Jarman's The Tempest and other films,
a conference on HIV and the Black and Latino communities, the Fourth Annual GospelFest for
AIDS, a chamber music concert, and performances at the American Repertory Theater.
 
Held every December 1, World AIDS Day is a time of international focus on the epidemic.
Harvard's AIDS Awareness Week was begun in 1993 by the Harvard University Arts Committee
on AIDS, which seeks to foster student, faculty, and staff involvement in artistic responses to the
epidemic.
 
A complete AIDS Awareness Week calendar follows below. This information is also available by
phone by calling (617) 496-2000, ext. 7.

 

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Sunday, December 1
 
The Wild Duck
Sponsor: American Repertory Theater
Location: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Time: 2:00 p.m.
A play written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Robert Brustein, and directed by François
Rochaix. Often considered Ibsen's greatest work, The Wild Duck marked a new
departure for the father of modern drama, blending the naturalism of his middle dramas
with the symbolism of his late period. AIDS education materials will be distributed
before and after the performance, and donations will be accepted for the AIDS Action
Committee. For more information and ticket prices, call (617) 547-8300.
 
Chamber Music Concert
Sponsor: Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston
Location: Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
This event is a unique opportunity to hear world-renowned violinist James Buswell
performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. One of Prokofiev's most intimate and
personal works, it provides a perfect vehicle for Buswell's dazzling technique. The
program will conclude with Brahms' lush and beautiful Serenade No.1, performed in
honor of World AIDS Day 1996. For more information and ticket prices, call (617)
496-2222.
 
Harvard Film Archive Benefit Screenings
Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive. All proceeds will be donated to the AIDS Action Committee.
Location: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Films/Times:
The Tempest (1979) at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Derek Jarman. Jarman's version of Shakespeare's The Tempest is
simultaneously respectful and radical, a hymn to the ruined glories of Old England
spiced with his inimitable punk aesthetic. Shot in crumbling abbeys and mansions, and
starring playwright Heathcote Williams as an aging hipster Prospero and singer Toyah
Wilcox as a punk-waif Miranda, Jarman's The Tempest playfully reworks
Shakespeare with deliberate anachronisms and delightful diversions.
Life and Death on the A List (1996) at 6:00 p.m.
Directed by Jay Corcoran, who will be present at the screening. One of the most vital
and moving films to have been provoked by the AIDS epidemic, this documentary
follows the life and death of Tom McBride, a New York actor dying of Progressive
Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML), an AIDS-related brain disease. Featuring
interviews with McBride, his friends, lovers, and admirers set against the glamour party
world of New York's "A-list," Corcoran reveals an unsparing look at one man's
relationship to his beautiful body and how he copes with its disintegration.
 
For more information and ticket prices, call (617) 495-3251.
 
 
Monday, December 2
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Cabot Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information. For more information,
call (617) 495-9629.
 
The Day the Ketchup Turned Blue
Sponsor: Harvard-Radcliffe Office for the Arts
Location: Adams House, corner of Mt. Auburn and Bow Streets, Cambridge
Times: Every half-hour from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Please note: Open only to members of the Harvard community. Because of the small scale of
the performance, seating for the five shows (every half-hour from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) is limited and
must be reserved by calling 495-8676.
A toy theater presentation and AIDS allegory by Dan Hurlin. The Day the Ketchup
Turned Blue, based on a very short story by playwright John C. Russell, is performed
using a Victorian-style toy theater outfitted with cutout puppets and other ingenious
stagecraft. Hurlin's performance has been scheduled during Harvard University's AIDS
Awareness Week as a tribute to Russell, who died of AIDS in 1994.
 
  
Tuesday, December 3
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Widener Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information. For more information,
call (617) 495-9629.
 
Harvard AIDS Institute Seminar
Sponsor: Harvard AIDS Institute
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Room 502, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue,
Boston (see directions)
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: George Pavlakis, M.D., Ph.D. Head, Human Retrovirus Section, Frederick Cancer
Research and Development Center, National Cancer Institute
A lecture entitled "HIV, Molecular Biology, and Pathogenesis." Free and open to the
public. For more information, call (617) 432-1023.
 
  
Wednesday, December 4
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Widener Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information. For more information,
call (617) 495-9629.
 
Faculty Unplugged: An AIDS Benefit
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Quincy House Dining Hall, 58 Plympton Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Proceeds from this benefit performance by Harvard faculty and staff members will go
to a local AIDS organization. Tickets are $3.00 for Harvard students, $5.00 for
members of the community. For more information and ticket prices, call (617)
496-2222.
 
Boys' Night Out
Sponsor: Harvard Film Archive
Location: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 10:00 p.m.
This short film by Harvard graduate Yule Caise has been described by the filmmaker
as a multiethnic fairy tale about one man's journey from crass homophobe to
enlightenment and understanding of the AIDS crisis. Admission is free, for more
information, call (617) 495-4700.
 
Food for the Body and the Mind: Healthy Struggles for Living with HIV/AIDS
Sponsors: Massachusetts Public Health Association, Harvard AIDS Institute
Location: Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, Boston (see
directions)
Time: 12:30 pm registration, 1:00 to 4:30 pm program
A conference on nutrition and AIDS, with Kenneth Mayer, MD, Director, Brown
University AIDS Program, as the keynote speaker
 
  
Thursday, December 5
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Widener Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information. For more information,
call (617) 495-9629.
 
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sponsor: American Repertory Theatre
Location: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Time: 8:00 p.m.
A play written by Luigi Pirandello, adapted and directed by Robert Brustein. From the
first shattering moment when the ethereal Six Characters in Search of an Author
crossed the stage of the A.R.T., audiences across the United States and as far away as
Europe and the Far East have been thrilled and haunted by these spectral beings.
AIDS education materials will be distributed before and after the performance, and
donations will be accepted for the AIDS Action Committee. For more information and
ticket prices, call (617) 547-8300.
 
  
Friday, December 6
 
AIDS Information Booth
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe AIDS Education and Outreach, and the Office of Health Education,
Harvard University Health Services
Location: Cabot Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free distribution of condoms and AIDS awareness information. For more information,
call (617) 495-9629.
 
Waxprint
Sponsors: Harvard University Arts Museums, Harvard-Radcliffe Office for the Arts
Location: Sackler Museum lobby, Cambridge
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Red and white imprints will be cast when members of the Harvard-Radcliffe
community who have been touched by AIDS dip their hands into colored wax,
contributing to a sculptural installation facilitated by artist-in-residence Janet Echelman.
For times and specific location information, call (617) 493-2038. This event is open
only to members of the Harvard Community.
 
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sponsor: American Repertory Theatre
Location: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Time: 8:00 p.m.
See December 5 listing for description. AIDS education materials will be distributed
before and after the performance, and donations will be accepted for the AIDS Action
Committee. For more information and ticket prices, call (617) 547-8300.
 
2nd Annual Marlon T. Riggs Film Festival
Sponsors: Office of Undergraduate Programs, Lyman Common Room, Men of Color Against
AIDS (MOCAA), Kendall Institute, and Education For Action.
Location: Lyman Common Room, Agassiz House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Two of Marlon Riggs' last films will be shown: "No Regrets" at 6:00 pm and "Black Is
Black Aint" at 7:00 pm. A group discussion facilitated by Matthew Florence, Executive
Director of MOCAA; Jacqueline Maloney, CEO, Kendall Institute; and Gail Burton,
Coordinator of Education for Action will immediately follow.
 
  
Saturday, December 7
 
HIV and the Black and Latino Communities
Sponsor: Black Students Association
Cosponsors: W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Black Men's Forum,
Caribbean Society, Association of Radcliffe Black Women, Fuerza, Latinas Unidas, Harvard
African Students Association.
Locations: Cabot Science Center, 1 Oxford Street (see local map); Sever Hall, Harvard Yard (see
local map); To be announced; Cambridge
Times: Conference held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Benefit at 7:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. "History of HIV Prevention and AIDS," Cabot Science
Center B
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch (not provided)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. "AIDS and People Ages 15 to 24"
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Simultaneous panel discussions, Sever Hall
"AIDS and Africa"
"AIDS and the Caribbean and Latin America"
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Simultaneous panel discussions, Sever Hall
"HIV and Women of Color"
"HIV and Men of Color"
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. "Research and Myths about HIV and AIDS in Black and Latino
Communities in the United States," Science Center B
7:30 p.m. Benefit Performance to raise money to fight AIDS among Black and Latino
communities. Location to be announced. For more information, call (617) 493-6341.
 
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sponsor: American Repertory Theatre
Location: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
See December 5 listing for description. AIDS education materials will be distributed
before and after the performance, and donations will be accepted for the AIDS Action
Committee. For more information and ticket prices, call (617) 547-8300.
 
  
Sunday, December 8
 
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Sponsor: American Repertory Theatre
Location: Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
See December 5 listing for description. AIDS education materials will be distributed
before and after the performance, and donations will be accepted for the AIDS Action
Committee. For more information and ticket prices, call (617) 547-8300.
 
Fourth Annual GospelFest for AIDS
Sponsors: Harvard-Radcliffe Office for the Arts, the Open Gate, Inc. and others to be announced
Location: Memorial Church, Harvard Yard, Cambridge (see local map)
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
An annual concert bringing together Gospel musicians from within the Harvard
community (Brothers and Sisters of the Kuumba Singers, Harvard Graduate School of
Education Choir, Harvard-Radcliffe Under Construction), as well as the larger
community, including Boston College Voices of Imani and Boston Women's Voices
from the River. The organizers hope to create a place from which to draw strength,
generate love, and discover new ways to support one another in dealing with the
epidemic. For more information, call (617) 493-2331.

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Information for Members
 
 
Membership List (Updated 10/00):
 
Andrea Schafer
Communications Assistant
Harvard AIDS Institute
651 Huntington Ave.
PHONE: 432-4390
FAX:
 
Tom Lee, Program Coordinator
Learning from Performers
Office for the Arts
74 Mt. Auburn St.
PHONE: 5-8676
FAX: 5-8690
EMAIL: lee16@fas.harvard.edu
 
Ellen Fox, Director of Student Services
GSAS
Dudley House-Rm. B2
PHONE: 5-5005
FAX: 6-5169
EMAIL: efox@hugsas.harvard.edu
 
Aimee Ricciardone
Associate Box Office Manager and
Manager of Student Ticketing Services
Sanders Theater
PHONE: 6-6091
FAX 6-6094
EMAIL: aricciar@fas.harvard.edu
 
Doug Kirshen
American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle St.
PHONE: 496-2000 x8844
FAX:
EMAIL: dkirshen@fas.harvard.edu
 
Cathy McCormick, Director of Programs
Office for the Arts
74 Mt. Auburn St.
PHONE: 5-8676
FAX: 5-8690
EMAIL: cmccorm@fas.harvard.edu

Michael Hoyt
University Health Services
75 Mt. Auburn St.
PHONE: 6-0778
FAX: 5-1135
EMAIL: mhoyt@uhs.harvard.edu

Chloe Teasdale
African AIDS Initiative International Inc.
PHONE: 6-5998
FAX:
EMAIL: ethio@fas.harvard.edu

AEO Contact:

Sarah Murphy
PHONE: 5-7357
FAX:
EMAIL: smurphy@fas.harvard.edu

 
HUAM Contacts:
 
Melissa Davenport
VES/Carpenter Center
PHONE: 5-5-5666
FAX: 5-8197
EMAIL: davenpor@fas.harvard.edu
 
Marjorie B. Cohn
Print Curator
Harvard Art Museums
PHONE: 5-2393
FAX: 6-3800
EMAIL: cohn@fas.harvard.edu
 
 
 
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