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PAGAC's Hope on the Ground, a special event in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day- May 7.

Please join the Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition and our community partners for a special event in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day on May 7.

HOPE ON THE GROUND A community conversation in honor of World AIDS Orphans Day

When: Friday, May 7, 6-9pm Where: White Stag Building 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR

Keynote Speaker: Anne-christine d'Adesky, AIDS and Gender Justice Activist, Journalist for World Pulse and Author.

Moderator: Charlene McGee, African Women's Coalition.

Panelists: Teresa Gipson, MD, Family Practice Medicine, OHSU; Founder, Ray of Hope International Doug Lyon, Director, Health Unit, Mercy Corps Kathleen Maloney-Dunn, JD, Adjunct Professor, International Human Rights Clinic Willamette University Law School; Former Visiting Professional, International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands

6-6:30pm: Expo and Information Fair. 25 locally-based international organizations will be on-site providing information, showcasing materials, and offering opportunities for involvement. 6:30-7:40pm: Presentations by panelists and keynote speaker. 7:40-9pm: Expo and Information Fair. Wine and light hors d'ouvres.

TICKETS AVAILABLE at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/107764 $12 in advance, $15 at the door, student discount available at the door.

Questions? Call Christa: 503.246.2595

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: University of Oregon, Global Oregon, OHSU, World Pulse, Lachini Vineyards.

Announcement: Launch of GLOBALOREGON 2010 on May 8 at OHSU. Information and registration at www.globaloregon.org.

To learn more about the Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition, visit www.pagac.org.