Student presentation highlights LGBT History Month
Student leaders from the Gender and Sexuality Association (GSA) and Synthetic Biology Team joined forces to present "HIV/AIDS: Science and Society," offering their upper school peers an inside look at the 1980s AIDS crisis in recognition of LGBT History Month. GSA leaders Malena Tewari '23 and Beatriz Lindemann '25 examined society's response to the epidemic, and Nicolas Poliak '24 and Francisco Gomez Rivas-Vazquez '24 shared the science behind the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Tewari and Lindemann explained how HIV/AIDS association with gay males appeared to slow the government response and inspire anti-gay propaganda, as Poliak and Rivas-Vazquez walked through the complex science behind the syndrome. The interdisciplinary presentation took place during an Oct. 25 assembly at the Lewis Family Auditorium.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.