How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters

Language and activism have a necessarily fraught relationship: the right words can define successful activism just as the wrong ones can undermine it. For activism like that in the fight against HIV/AIDS, one unfortunately inextricable from misconception and stigma, language proves especially significant. Put simply, how we talk about HIV/AIDS matters. In any successful allyship, … Continue reading How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters

UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom

Long before there was a Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA, there was a passionate professor who was bringing awareness to the cause through a class called MAKE ART/STOP AIDS in UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department (WAC). The exhibition created by the class was displayed in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History in 2006, teaching … Continue reading UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom

13 Reasons to Register for Dance Marathon this Registration Drive

“Have you heard of Dance Marathon?” You may have heard this familiar phrase on Bruinwalk, walking to your class while several neon-clad and enthusiastic members of the Pediatric Aids Coalition smile at you. Dance Marathon is an event like no other, where participants take part in 26 hours of dancing, education, and bonding, while fighting to … Continue reading 13 Reasons to Register for Dance Marathon this Registration Drive