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Published: 29 Nov. 2011
President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton, President Kikwete of Tanzania, Sen. Rubio and Rep. Barbara Lee, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Bono, Alicia Keys and More Come Together for World AIDS Day Event at GW Campus
What: To mark World AIDS Day 2011, ONE and (RED) are hosting an event on reaching "the beginning of the end of AIDS". Major progress has been made in the last 10 years in the fight against global AIDS thanks in large part to US leadership, and now new scientific discoveries hold great promise for reducing infection rates. If the world comes together over the next few years, we could finally see the beginning of the end of the AIDS pandemic, but only if a broad coalition - government and activists, business and faith leaders - comes together to build on the progress already made.
Through a partnership with YouTube, the event will be streamed live on ONE's official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/theonecampaign. As part of the event, there will be a moderated panel discussion with a selection of questions submitted by citizens on YouTube.
President Barack Obama
President George W. Bush (via satellite in Tanzania)
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania (via satellite in Tanzania)
President Bill Clinton (via satellite)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta - Neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent (panel discussion moderator)
Panelists: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Bono - Lead Singer of U2 and Co-Founder of ONE and (RED)
Alicia Keys - Artist and Co-Founder of Keep a Child Alive (KCA)
Dr. Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah - Director of PMTCT Clinic at Tema Hospital in Accra, Ghana
Florence Ngobeni -- HIV Educator and Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Kay Warren - Founder, HIV & AIDS Initiative, Saddleback Church
When: Thursday, December 1, 2011
5:30 AM - 6 AM - Preset for Cameras
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Doors Open for Press
10:00 AM - 12 PM - Panel Discussion
Where: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (corner of H and 21st Streets), Washington, DC 20052
NOTE: Media interested in covering or receiving press materials from the event should contact Kimberly Hunter at Kimberly.Hunter@one.org. Due to limited space, media credentials are not guaranteed.
About ONE: ONE is a global grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization backed by more than 2.5 million people that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressing political leaders to support smart, effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. For more information please visit www.ONE.org.
About (RED)TM: (RED) engages business and consumer power in the fight against AIDS. To date, (RED) partners and events have generated over $180 million for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This money has supported HIV/AIDS programs that have reached more than 7.5 million people affected by AIDS in Africa. Learn more at www.joinred.com.