Zambia AIDS orphan to speak at SPU

From Larry Johnson’s blog: Looking for Trouble.

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, and to mark the occasion Seattle Pacific University is sponsoring a speech by Princess Zulu, a woman who grew up an AIDS orphan in Zambia.

According to the press release, “for someone with the first name of ‘Princess,’ this HIV-positive Zambian woman certainly has not lived a charmed life.”

She now lives in the United States with her daughters, Joy and Faith, and speaks across the nation to spread awareness about the AIDS epidemic. Zulu has spoken with President George W. Bush, the ONE campaign, World Vision, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and many others. Her visit to the SPU campus comes with the help of World Vision.

Zulu will share her story on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Beegle Hall 201 on the SPU campus. Her quest is to raise world awareness about AIDS, hunger, malaria, and poverty.

Following Zulu’s speech, the ACT:S club will hold a candlelight vigil in SPU’s Tiffany Loop. This will include a display of 1,000 crosses, which represent the number of people who die of HIV/AIDS every three hours.

The event is sponsored by ACT:S, an SPU student club concerned with poverty and injustice. The vigil is in collaboration with the international humanitarian non-profit organization World Concern.

For more information about the event, contact SPU News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at 206-281-2977 or ACT:S club representative Alyssa Musgrave at musgra1@spu.edu.

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