Partnering to host 'Day With Art' activities and exhibits at McGill University!
From Nov. 12 to 16, 2012, YAHAnet partnered with the Education Graduate Students' Society (EGSS) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, to host interactive HIV awareness activities! The title of the week-long event was "WHAT'S YOUR POSITION?", asking members of the McGill community to consider how and where they place themselves as learners, educators, and citizens when addressing sexual health and concerns around HIV and AIDS. Check out daily updates and photos!
Here are summaries of what YAHAnet was running each day in the McGill Education Building lobby!
Nov. 12, 2012
The YAHAnet team put up a photo quilt of over 100 of the 300 hand photo messages created at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. We got Moksha (Vice-President Academic of EGSS and lead organizer of the week-long event) to pose for us :)
Students passing by were very interested in the photos, and we overheard them telling their friends about the Wall of Hands project in detail :)
Next to the photo quilt, we added a space for students and professors to leave their comments.
Nov. 13, 2012
The YAHAnet team completed an interactive condom banner made out of 535 condoms! Here's a sneak peak of a section of the banner. As the condoms are removed, a message from UNAIDS will appear!
Nov. 14, 2012
YAHAnet interns Deveney and Aminata set up the condom banner in the morning, and students immediately started taking condoms and bringing their friends by to see it! Stay tuned for a time-lapse video that will reveal the message behind the condoms...
The YAHAnet team then ran its Wall of Hands photo activity from 12 pm to 4 pm!
Here are some of the exhibits set up by the Education Graduate Students' Society with YAHAnet's help!
The awareness week came to an end, but stay tuned for a slideshow and a condom banner video!
A big thanks to The Shag Shop for providing the condoms and to Moksha for being the driving force behind the event!
To learn more about Day With(out) Art and how it originated, check out the Visual AIDS website!