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Gail Johnson, the founder and director of Nkosi's Haven, a South African HIV/AIDS hospice, is giving a talk at the University on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in room 168, Main Hall on S. High St. Her talk is free and open to the public.
A white South African, Gail Johnson adopted Nkosi, a young HIV positive black child, who had been separated from his biological mother because of the HIV diagnosis. Never wanting the same experience for other children, Nkosi became internationally famous for his advocacy of other children separated from their mothers by the disease. Upon Nkosi's death in 2001, Johnson established Nkoski’s Haven.
Every year since 2004, students in the University's Honor College have organized a day-long festival to raise funds for Nkosi's Haven. For almost as many years, the students have visited the facility which is devoted to keeping sick mothers and children together.
Learn more about Gail Johnson: click here.