Aids Walk: Letter from ESC-LGBTQA Club President

Greetings!

I am raising funds again for this year’s AIDS Walk New York, which will be held on Sunday, May 15. This is my 30th year participating in the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event. With the generous support of my donors, I have raised over $73,000.00 to support the important work of GMHC and 40 other AIDS Service organizations in the tri-state area. These organizations provide life-saving programs and services to thousands of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, and GMHC is leading the effort to demand a cure.

This cause is very close to my heart. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died from AIDS-related causes, and thousands are still becoming infected each year. I have lost too many friends over the years that had their whole lives ahead of them and too many friends living with the virus the causes AIDS. I walk in memory of all those who lost the battle and to honor those living with the virus.

As a member of The GMHC’s Board of Directors, I look forward to the day when we can lock the doors because we found a cure. But until then I need your help!

HIV and AIDS are still serious problems for so many people in our community. Please help me continue to raise funds for critical programs that save lives and prevent new infections, bringing us closer to ending AIDS. To sponsor me, click here: https://ny.aidswalk.net/NicholasCoppola

You, too, can be a part of making AIDS history by registering for AIDS Walk New York today! After you donate, join my team!

Warm Regards,

Nicholas Coppola

Protect Students of Color from Racism (PSCR)

signMinority Students in Action, ESC Education for All, the Black Male Initiative  and the ESC Human Services Collaborative launched the “Protect Students of Color from Racism” letter campaign.  We are asking New Yorkers to write Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell him to have SUNY College administrators enact measures to safeguard students of color from the harmful effects of racial microaggressions and assaults on campuses. Racism and cultural insensitivity in various forms carry negative psychological effects on students of color, distracts them from their academic endeavors, and creates an environment of exclusion on campus.  It is essential for colleges across the state to keep students safe.

1PRINTANDSIGNPlease print the letter, add your contact information and sign it. Then either scan the letter and email it to msia4students@ gmail.com or mail it to: Minority Students in Action, P.O. Box 662, Mastic, NY  11950

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Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act

signMinority Students in Action is assisting Brooklyn Defender Services with the collection of letters for the HALT Solitary Confinement Act.  The Act seeks to eliminate ” long-term solitary confinement beyond 15 days and create more humane and effective alternatives. Check out “3 Disturbing Facts about Solitary Confinement”.

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Please print the letter, add your contact information and sign it. Then either scan the letter and email it to msia4students@ gmail.com or mail it to: Jared Chausow, Brooklyn Defender Services, 177 Livingston Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201