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Twenty(by)Telluride | The HIV Edition
Presented by Telluride Arts and Telluride AIDS Benefit, Twenty(by)Telluride: The HIV Edition is a lively, casual event that offers an intimate glimpse into the AIDS Benefit's cause, beneficiaries, and history, through fast-paced slide presentations. Presenters are challenged to share their story as it relates to HIV. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds, challenging the presenters to be precise. The whole event is less than one hour, and it’s really fun.
Free to the public. Reception with appetizers donated by local restaurants starts at 6:30; slide presentations at 7:30.
CHIP Kids' Silent Art Auction happening simultaneously. Silent Art Auction will end 15 minutes after presentations end.
Joz Wiederholt A client of CHIP (Children's Hospital Immunodeficiency Program), Joz was born in western Uganda, where she lived in a children's home after being orphaned by AIDS for two years. She was ultimately adopted by a Denver-based American family in 2013 and is now homeschooled and plays volleyball for Bishop Machbeuf High School. Kathleen Morgan Kathleen is an HIV advocate, activist, and educator who has been with TAB since the very beginning. She was a dear friend and mentee of Robert Presley, and has continued her involvement with TAB as the Wearable Art Chair and Annual Condom Dress designer.Terrance "Big T" Hughes Terrance serves as Community Outreach Director for Brother Jeff's Community Health Initiative in Five Points, Denver. Terrance has established deep ties to his community both as a Minister and in his role with BJCHI, and has experience organizing rallies, conferences, marches and community festivals. Shannon Robinson Shannon is the Harm Reduction Specialist at Western Colorado AIDS Project, a TAB beneficiary organization. She runs West-CAP’s testing and syringe exchange programs, helping people access care and creating and administering education presentations.
Paige Rawl Born with HIV, Paige was bullied severely in middle school because of her HIV status. After leaving her middle school, she decided to take a stand and started to speak out sharing her story. At the age of fourteen, Paige was granted special permission to become the youngest person to ever be certified through the American Red Cross as an HIV/AIDS Educator. She lobbied congress in her home state of Indiana and helped pass the Anti-Bullying Bill #1423 that became effective July 1, 2013.
Paige will also be signing books at this event and you can learn more at her website: www.paigerawl.com
Twenty(by)Telluride is a program of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District. For more information please find us 970.728.3930, Telluride Arts.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or at the Telluride Arts Offices located in the Stronghouse at 283 South Fir Street in Telluride.