Social Media and True Intimacy: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Pizza lunch served)
URI Gender and Sexuality Center 19 Upper College Road
In this lecture, Fried will discuss how social media can create false intimacy instead of allowing students to experience true closeness. He will also discuss other dangers, explaining how platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr provide momentary distractions and embolden students to behave uncivilly toward one another. In addition, he will offer tips for healthy Internet relations and developing an appropriate online persona.
Sexual Health and Safer Sex: 2-4 p.m.
Memorial Union Atrium I, 50 Lower College Road
Fried will speak about healthy sexuality, safer sex, condoms, HIV drug treatments including PrEP, TasP, and PEP and other new health information related to HIV/AIDS. Educators from URI Health Services will participate to share what resources are available on campus.
From Scared to Sacred: AIDS Love and Staying Alive
Healing Service at 5:30 pm, Shabbat Dinner at 6:15 pm,
Presentation at 7 pm
URI Hillel, 6 Fraternity Circle
A brief service of healing will be followed by a festive Shabbat Dinner and Fried's presentation. Detailing his
personal story - contracting HIV at age 24 and surviving three decades, Fried
is honored to mark the 30th anniversary of the date of his diagnosis at URI on December 1. He will describe how he turned a curse into a blessing and what lessons others can learn from his story. Reservations are required for the dinner portion of this event and may be made on using this form.
There is no charge for dinner but donations are appreciated.