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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, June 7, 1995

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HIV/AIDS benefit raises funds,
heightens social awareness
By Jessica Mass Eric Johnson, HARC volunteer and ing programs for Ann Arbor City et
Daily Staff Reporter Ann Arbor resident, attended the con- ployees that include educational wor
If HIV/AIDS has not touched your cert. "It's important to support organiza- shops and panel discussions. HARC al
life yet, it will. bions that support HIV/AIDS. It's a big holds speaking engagements for cot
"For every one person infected with problem not only for my generation, but munity and campus organizations.
HIV, there are at least 10 people affected also for other generations," he said. P-FLAG is a volunteer organizati
by the virus," said Lawrence La Ferte, an Because the benefit was sponsored by that provides support and advocacyq
HIV/AIDS Resource Center administrator. Great Lakes Ban- gay, lesbian at
Last Saturday an estimated 200 corp and The Ann bisexual peop
people attended Ann Arbor's sixth annual Arbor News, all a is probably and education f
OUT for AIDS: Artists Respond concert money raised from the communit
ly at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. The ticket sales will be one of our biggest Additionally,l
concert featured the Cassini Ensemble-- equally divided be- FLAG offers su
a chamber music group that tours the tween P-FLAG and barriers to providing port for famili
midwest as a piano quartet and has ap- HARC, earmarked a n dealing with HI
peared at various music festivals. for direct patient good tre nAIDS.
The event benefited the Parents, care. Baker esti- -Lawrence La Ferte Baker sa
Families and Friends of Lesbians and mated that $2,500 HIV/AIDS Resource Center that the ben
Gays and HARC. was raised. aims to ra.
Karen Baker, P-FLAG president, La Ferte said awareness in tt
said that this year's benefit was a suc- the money raised will go a long way to- community. "The number of clien
cess. "The basic goal was to reach out to ward helping people. "(The money) is needing HIV services is on the rise in o
the community and invite them to sup- very necessary, but it is a small amount county, andI think we need to pay atte
port both (P-FLAG and HARC) and to when it comes to medicine, housing and tion to that."
increase their awareness and conscious- transportation needs," La Ferte said. La Ferte has high hopes for the ne
ness of HIV/AIDS," she said. HARC provides HIV related services benefit. "We're intrigued to think wh
The percentage of college-aged to Washtenaw County through direct (the concert will be like) next year. We
people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is in- care, education and outreach programs. like to get a big name attraction like M
creasing, La Ferte said. Twenty-five per- "Stigma is probably one of our biggest lissa Etheridge and see what happens
cent of HARC's clients are between the barriers to providing good treatment," La La Ferte said.
ages of 13 and 29. La Ferte also said that Ferte said. "Knowledge and information Until then, the Cassini Ensemble o
there are 202 total cases of AIDS in is probably our best defense." fered to produce the concert again ne
Washtenaw County. Currently, HARC is providing train- year.


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found in Michigan," he said. Orfield also
said that the courts did not desegregate the
Theodore Shaw, a professor of law at
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the University of Michigan, said that it
was best to be an optimist because "any-
thing else is self-destructive."
However, Shaw said not enough was
being done to obtain equality in schools.
"We have a commitment to Brown in
principle, but not in practice," he said.
Several panelists argued for self-de-
terminism in the Black. community.
James Banks, a professor of education at
the University of Washington, and
Geneva Smitherman, university distin-
guished professor of English at Michigan
State University both agreed that there

are many schools with a large majority o
Black students that need to help them
selves to get a better education. They fel
that this was necessary where desegrega
tion is not present.
More than 400 people attended
event and the debate concluded wit
thundering applause.
Rachel Bendit, an LSA junior, sai
that the meeting succeeded in raisin
many questions. "I think that the panel
ists were responsible in their arguments
They raised valid issues for Michigan and
our country as a whole," she said.

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