Get Ready to AIDS Walk

We will join this year's Louisville AIDS Walk

We will join this year's Louisville AIDS Walk

The Women’s Center is once again sponsoring a team to walk in the Louisville AIDS Walk. Anyone who wants to join the team, or sponsor it, can go to our team donation page!

All donations benefit the Louisville AIDS Walk, which in turn benefits numerous organizations in the Louisville community that work with people living with HIV/AIDS, and with their families. (The Louisville AIDS Walk website provides more information about beneficiaries, as well as links to support and education resources.

This year’s Walk, the XVIth annual, takes place Sunday, September 28, with events beginning 1:00 p.m. at the Belvedere, and the walk proper beginning 3:00 p.m. Complete details are available at the Louisville AIDS Walk website. As usual, we’ll encourage walkers from the LPTS community, and anyone else who wants to join us, to meet at the Belvedere by 2:45 p.m., so we can walk as a group.

HIV/AIDS remains both a stigma in many contexts, and a mortally serious disease. Its impact on women, and in particular young African-American women, is well known (though that won’t prevent us from reminding our readers and the community of some of the statistics in the coming weeks). As we’ve learned in recent weeks, our past impression of the level of AIDS cases in the US has been too slight, and the number of people living with AIDS is about 40% higher than previous estimates had suggested. That means that the number of people affected by AIDS, as friends, relatives, care-givers, mourners, is correspondingly higher than estimators had previously thought.

The Louisville AIDS Walk’s slogan is “a bridge of hope.” We hope that walking the walk, and using that as an occasion to raise money, contributes to the number of people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS going down, instead of up, in years to come.

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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