FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will host a presentation by Nicole Kellett, UMF assistant professor of anthropology, on “AIDS, Stigma and Economic Empowerment in West Nile Uganda” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in The Landing, in the UMF Olsen Student Center. This is the next lecture in The Public Classroom faculty speaker series and takes place according to a news release from UMF.

In this talk, Kellett describes the work of LifeStitches, an economic empowerment program for HIV positive women living in the West Nile Region of Uganda. LifeStitches is a nonprofit sewing cooperative that allows women with HIV to learn sewing skills and sell their products in local, national and international markets.

The Public Classroom series is sponsored by the UMF Office of the President. Lectures in this series are free and open to the public.

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