Special Events to Surround African Princess' Visit

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—In conjunction with Zambian Princess Kasune Zulu`s visit to Cedarville University, several special events are being planned to focus attention on the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. A "Soup for the Student`s Soul" fundraising dinner will be held on Monday, March 17. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Miami Valley Ohio chapter of Women of Vision`s Zambia project. Zulu will speak on "Hope for Africa" at the event. The soup dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Stevens Student Center Event Rooms 245 and 246. Money raised will provide the village of Fishenei, Zambia, with health and safety education as well as wells for safe drinking water. Tickets are available at the Cedarville University Social Work Office. Suggested donations per tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. At 7 p.m., there will be a dessert seminar in the Recital Hall of the Dixon Ministry Center. Zulu will speak on "Effects of AIDS and Death on Families." For more information please call the social work office at 937-766-7676. In addition, Cedarville students are holding special activities to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. One senior social work group has hung 6,000 paper dolls in the lower Stevens Student Center to symbolize the number of people who die of AIDS daily in Africa and to represent the 6,000 African children who are orphaned by AIDS each day. Their display will be up through Tuesday, March 18. On Tuesday, March 18, students will hold a letter-writing campaign from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lower level of the Stevens Student Center. The letters, addressed to President Bush, request an increase in America`s 2004 financial commitment to the African AIDS crisis. The letters will be boxed up with the 6,000 dolls and sent to the White House. All events are open to the public. For more information please call the social work office at 937-766-7676. -30-