The Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha to lecture on AIDS
Mon, December 02, 2013 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha—Anglican priest, activist, and visiting Brown Foundation fellow in politics and international and global studies—will offer a lecture titled "Pursuing the Global Dream: My Story, Our Story" on the topic of his personal and professional engagement with HIV/AIDS. Byamugisha is both an Anglican priest and an activist. He is also the first Ugandan church leader to declare himself HIV-positive, an extraordinary act of courage. Byamugisha has worked tirelessly to alter the public discourse on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and is establishing Hope University in Uganda to help provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged citizens. The lecture, which will help Sewanee to mark World AIDS Day (December 1), is open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow the talk.