World AIDS Day programs planned

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the UMass Pride Alliance is sponsoring several events to inform, educate and motivate the campus community about AIDS and HIV.

The alliance will have a table set up in the Lincoln Campus Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with educational resources, AIDS awareness ribbons, a message wall of remembrance and lollipops containing HIV/AIDS facts. Free HIV testing, courtesy of Tapestry Health, also will be available.

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the campus is marking National Day Without Art, which mourns and remembers members of the art community whose lives have been taken by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Roger Goodman, oral historian, storyteller and survivor of the Stonewall riots, will discuss the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on women from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.

Goodman’s talk will be followed by the Condom Olympics from 8:30- 9:30 p.m. Participants can test their knowledge of safe sex, HIV and AIDS and compete for prizes.

For more information, contact the Pride Alliance at 545-0154. World AIDS Day events are co-sponsored by the Black Student Union, Stonewall Center and the Student Activities Center.