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Smart Talk: Supporting children with AIDS; Rosa Parks' family on 60th anniversary of historic refusal to move

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Dec 1, 2015 10:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, December 1, 2015:

December 1 is noteworthy for several reasons.

It is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. It also marks the 60th anniversary of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day began in 1988 as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Probably what has changed the most since 1988 when it comes to AIDS and HIV is that the diagnosis is no longer a death sentence in this country.

However, in less developed parts of the world, it can be.

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS supports young people living with the infection with more than just medical treatment.  We'll hear more from Tanya Weaver of the organizations Harrisburg chapter on Tuesday's Smart Talk.

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Tanya Weaver, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS Harrisburg Chapter

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Also, to commemorate Rosa Parks' historic civil disobedience, her niece Sheila McCauley Keys joins us on Smart Talk to discuss her aunt and her new book -- Our Auntie Rosa.  It is full of family stories that show how much of a pioneer and character person Rosa Parks was. 

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