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Special Programming: World AIDS Day

Special Programming:
WTJU marks World AIDS Day
November 28 - December 3, 2011

Please join your favorite WTJU DJs as they mark World AIDS Day starting on Monday, November 28 with special programming, including several short audio stories from a number of the Charlottesville and UVa people who lead, and are witness to, the fight against HIV/AIDS and the attendant problem of violence against women.

As part of this week of special programming, Bruce of Radio Tropicale will host a panel discussion on Wednesday November 30 at noon that will include Claire Kaplan of UVa's Women's Center and Peter deMartino of Charlottesville's AIDS Support Group.

Also, please tune in at 4:30pm on December 1st, our regular hour of public affairs broadcast, which will feature testimony on the fight against AIDS in rural South Africa as witnessed by a team from the UVa Nursing School, and a discussion with UVa Law Professor Deena Hurwitz about her published reports on the crisis of violence against women and American law.

Download WTJU's World AIDS Day special, or listen here:

To help listeners navigate these difficult issues, here are some suggested resources:

Stories from local sources:

  • FOCUS was started in 1972 to empower women, starting a tradition of professionalism and volunteerism that continues to this day. FOCUS continues to plant the seeds for girls and women to grow and succeed in life and in their careers.
  • AIDS Support Group (ASG) shares offices with FOCUS. Four ASG staff members contributed stories to WTJU’s coverage of HIV/AIDS issues.
  • Brendan Jamieson spent time with children suffering the effects of AIDS in Nairobi Kenya. Pamba Toto  is the business that supports the Sanctuary of Hope orphanages there. Brendan spoke with WTJU about what he saw in Nairobi.

UVa Sources:

Stories from international sources:
  • Women's Justice Initiative. WTJU spoke with Kate Flatley via Skype from Guatemala. Kate founded the Women's Justice initiative in Guatemala, helping against gender-based violence and access to legal services. Kate is a graduate of the U.Va. School of Law.
  • International Justice Mission. Rachel Adams spoke with WTJU about violence against women and her experiences caring for women and children living with AIDS in India and Africa. She talks about one women who was kidnapped from a family wedding and trafficked to a brothel in Mumbai. This woman was ultimately rescued by the International Justice Mission.

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