Welcome to the AIDS Education Posters Collection
World AIDS Day 2015 River Campus Library Event
AIDS Education Posters Translation Project
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Monday, November 30, 7pm-9pm
We hope you’ll join the River Campus Libraries as we celebrate the translation of selected German, Spanish, French, and Japanese posters in the AIDS Education Posters Collection that students have completed through classes in the Modern Languages and Cultures Department. During the event there will be posters on display that highlight both translations and student reflections about the project. Students will share their experiences working on this project, and language instructors will talk about how this translation assignment offers students the opportunity to better understand the culture they’re studying.
In addition to posters on display the evening of November 30th, there will also be posters on view at Miner Library, Carlson Science Library, the Physics Optics and Astronomy Library, and the bridge to Wilson Commons. Slideshows of the posters and student work will be on view in Wilson Commons and University Health Services during the week of November 30th.
More About the Collection:The posters represented here were given to the UR’s Rare Books and Special Collections by Dr. Edward C. Atwater beginning in 2007. The posters, over 6200 of them, document efforts to educate and inform the people of over 100 countries in over 60 languages, from 1982 to the present. Additionally on this website you will find student projects (by UR graduate and undergraduate students) using the posters, links to other resources, and the opportunity to contact us to suggest translations, image tags and more. AIDS touches individuals of all ages. On this website you will find posters which are aimed towards educating young children, the elderly, and everyone in between, about HIV/AIDS prevention, risks, social advocacy, and compassion for those affected. Posters – as an art form and as a medium of communication – are graphic. As long as HIV/AIDS continues to affect people of all ages around the world, the purposes for which these posters were originally created will continue to be relevant.