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Broadway Cares brings AIDS/HIV awareness to UMW

UMW News Bureau

Broadway Cares, a theatre-based AIDS and HIV awareness group based in New York City, N.Y., will be coming to the University of Montana Western on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. UMW NEWS BUREAU Broadway Cares, a theatre-based AIDS and HIV awareness group based in New York City, N.Y., will be coming to the University of Montana Western on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. The University of Montana Western Campus Corps and the Montana Western Fine Arts Department is sponsoring the program. The Broadway Cares events include a speech by Broadway Cares Associate Director of Education and Outreach Joe Norton, an informational session with Campus Corps volunteers, and a theatre workshop. The theatre workshop, which is open to the public, will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in UMW’s Great Room in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC). Norton will deliver his speech at 7:33 p.m. in the STC Great Room. The speech is also open to the public. Norton said Broadway Cares strives to inspire activism in students across the country. “In most cases, theatre students lead the charge by mimicking the successful efforts they see on Broadway, or by incorporating creative ways in which to tie Broadway Cares campaigns to their productions and school activities,” Norton said. “While they are some of the most resourceful, dedicated and talented groups of artists we have encountered, we certainly credit their teachers for instilling in them a sense of pride for getting involved in our cause.” The Montana Western Campus Corps is funding Norton’s visit through a Montana Campus Compact Training Grounds Grant, which is designed to provide additional, creative training for Campus Corps teams.
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