WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by YouthAIDS:
WHAT: In March 2007, YouthAIDS Global Ambassador, acclaimed actress
And philanthropist, Ashley Judd teamed up with Bollywood
stars Sushmita Sen, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan to
explore how HIV travels from high-risk groups to the general
population and why young women are increasingly at risk for
infection. On this collaborative tour, the team visited
brothels and slums in Mumbai to truck stops in Jaipur to the
affluent communities of Delhi. National Geographic Channel
will host the world premiere screening of the film that
documents the journey, "India's Hidden Plague." The film
will premiere in the US on Friday, November 30 at 10 PM
ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel and air
internationally on December 1.
Panel discussion to follow.
WHO: Panel Speakers Include:
Ashley Judd, YouthAIDS Global Ambassador
Karl Hofmann, president and CEO, Population Services
Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Chandramouli Basu, director, "India's Hidden Plague"
Thomas Henning, senior vice president, Cable Positive
WHERE: The National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Free Garage Parking on M Street Between 16th & 17th
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2007
6:00pm Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Grey Goose
7:30pm Premiere Screening & Panel Discussion
The evening will be hosted by John Fahey, president & CEO, the National Geographic Society; Sheila C. Johnson, the Honorable. William T. Newman; Catherine and Wayne Reynolds; Vicki and Roger Sant; Sudhakar Shenoy,
The U.S.- India Business Council; Amita Vyas, The Global India Fund and Capitol File.
For additional information, or to arrange for credentials or interviews, please contact
Kristin Perkins Magur at 202-683-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YouthAIDS, an education and prevention initiative of PSI, uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sport to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and reach 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving messages, products, services and care. http://www.youthaids.org
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