Dear Francis

In the run-up to World AIDS Day next Saturday, we’re (CU social action group) putting on a free screening of a film called Dear Francis tonight. I’m really excited about this – the film is a really personal look at the impact of the HIV/AIDS virus on Swaziland – the country with the highest prevelance rate in the world. Nearly 40% of its adult population carry the disease.

HIV/AIDS seems to me to be one of those issues that isnt addressed very well by us in the West. There is lots of talk of the devastation it causes, but there doesn’t seem to be much action. To me, it seems to be an issue people don’t know what to do about in response… we feel bad, but what can we do? That’s the purpose of tonight…

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"Ultimately, movement is only as valuable as your commitment to stillness, and vice versa."

Pico Iyer

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