Once again we had a great meeting this week. If you missed it, here's the down-low. Firstly we watched a short video on how pharmaceutical patents make getting treatments to AIDS patients, especially the complex but effective drug cocktails (http://www.avert.org/generic.htm if you missed it). Second thing, those of you that want to work on Project Malawi, we're looking for about 5 to 6 really committed people. We will start the planning meetings next week and we'll go over some details about the trip.
Again, those of you that want to work firsthand with the 5K/10K please let us know. I think it's excellent that we've had so many interested people already. The officers are planning to revise the letter to businesses as well as the master list of businesses that we would like to solicit. Those will hopefully be given out next week. If you have any businesses in mind that you would like to contact, go ahead and give them a preliminary email or phone call to find out their interest in helping out.
As you all know, G20 activities are in full swing so don't be afraid to get out there in learn a little more. Here are some things happening around campus this week:
Drop the Debt: "African Debt and Development: Challenges, Opportunities, and the way forward" Tuesday, September 22 (today!), 7:30 pm at the William Pitt Union, Room 630
Voices from Latin America, Friday, September 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. – 121 David Lawrence Hall Auditorium
Leaders of the Hemispheric Social Alliance and labor, indigenous and environmental organizations from Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Peru and Bolivia, will comment on G-20 policies and offer alternative models of development.
Although SLIM does not encourage anyone to protest the G20, if you are going to the protest and would like to go with somebody, Sesi (512-363-2629) and Liz (860-324-6108) are planning to meet at the corner of Forbes Ave. & Craft Ave. on Friday at 2 pm. Just give them a call when you're on your way.
Besides that, remember that our next meeting is next Monday, September 28 at 8:40 pm in CL 232.