Join the BGPSO fam for a tasty fundraiser at Sweet Frog- Barracks Road!
From 6 pm – 8 pm, treat your sweet tooth to delicious froyo with your choice of toppings! We will be mingling and enjoying each others’ company, so feel free to bring your friends, classmates, & colleagues!!
NOTE: 15% of all sales between 6 and 8 pm will go toward BGPSO…so we need your help!! Invite everyone you know and come have a sweet treat!
Today marks the 13th commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). NBHAAD is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to encourage Blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated around HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities.
Do you know how bad HIV/AIDS are ravishing African-Americans? The statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alarming and definitely a wake-up call.
Did you know…?
~ There are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S, including more than 500,000 who are African-American.
~ African-Americans have more illness (African-Americans represent only 12% of the U.S. population, yet account for 45% of new HIV infections and 46% of people living with HIV disease in 2006);
~ and more deaths (African-Americans accounted for 57% of deaths due to HIV in 2007 and the survival time after an AIDS diagnosis is lower on average than it is for most other racial/ethnic groups);
~ In 2009, African-Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections. At some point in their lifetimes, 1 in 16 African-American men will be diagnosed with HIV infection, as will 1 in 32 African-American women.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013: Get educated! Get tested! Get involved! Get treated! For more information on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, log onto www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org.
Book Signing and Meet & Greet immediately after presentation!
*limited number of her New York Best Sellers will be available for purchase!*
As part of the University of Virginia Black History Month Celebration, the Black Student Alliance, the University Programs Council, and Kappo Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are pleased to present: The Politics of Love, Defining the Need for Student Activism with acclaimed poet and activist Nikki Giovanni at the Newcomb Theater on February 13th at 6pm.
Come spend some time listening to this distinguished writer, commentator, activist and educator talk about some of her work and stay afterwards for a meet and greet and book signing that will commence at 7pm. A limited number of Ms. Giovanni’s New York Times best-selling books will be sold on site, so be sure to bring your own if you’d like an autograph. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet one of the most influential African American writers of our time.
A very special thanks goes to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Office for Diversity and Equity, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, the UVa English Department, the UVa Black Law Students Association, the Black Graduate & Professional Students Organization, Diversity Initiatives Committee and Aramark for their support with this event. Without you all this could not have been possible.
The “I Have A Dream” program strives to help children from low-income areas become productive citizens by providing a long term program of monitoring, tutoring and enrichment, with an assured opportunity for higher education.
In support of the Charlottesville “I Have A Dream” program, BGPSO will be collecting the following items to add to care packages for 19 “Dreamers”:
Instant Grits packets
Easy Mac packets
Any other delicious nonperishable snack college students would enjoy
*Monetary donations are also welcomed.*
BGPSO will be accepting donations at the following events:
Superbowl Party: Sunday, February 3
“From Main Street to Martin Luther King Street”: Monday, February 4
MASS MEETING: Wednesday, February 6
Black Ice: Friday, February 8
Ski trip: February 22-24
Black Graduate & Professional Student Organization (BGPSO)
Click here for more information on the national “I Have A Dream” Foundation