Nashville CARES Partners with Vanderbilt University for Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nashville CARES has partnered with Vanderbilt University for the 2012/2013 Chancellor’s Lecture Series featuring South Africa’s Constitutional Transition and AIDS: A Personal Account.


Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa and General Secretary to the Rhodes Trust for South Africa, will deliver a lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium at Vanderbilt University.  A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the Langford Lobby from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


As the first senior South African official to publicly state his diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, Cameron was selected as a recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights for his extraordinary courage in raising public awareness of the disease. His brilliant career, which spans safeguarding human rights during apartheid, teaching law, and serving as a judge, uniquely qualifies Cameron to examine our collective and individual response to AIDS. Nashville CARES is delighted to partner with Vanderbilt University for this event.  President Mandela has hailed Cameron as “one of South Africa’s new heroes.”


“We are thrilled to help publicize Justice Cameron’s address,” said CARES’ CEO Joseph Interrante.  “His story is a perfect example of the important leadership role people living with HIV/AIDS play in our response to the epidemic, globally as well as nationally.”


“Vanderbilt is honored to welcome Justice Edwin Cameron to our university community. As a preeminent legal scholar, an activist and advocator of equality and a champion of human rights, gay rights and health rights, he personifies the intersection of health, egalitarianism and justice in one man,” added Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “This lecture represents a significant opportunity to hear and learn from one of the most thoughtfully influential leaders of our time.”


The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage, located on 25th Avenue near the Highland Avenue intersection. For questions about parking, call (615) 322-1813. For more information about the lecture, please visit, email, telephone (615) 322-0885, or follow


Vanderbilt University and the Chancellor’s Lecture Series are proud sponsors of Dining Out For Life. Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive fundraising events, Dining Out For Life has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America, with more than $115,000 raised in 2012 to fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, more than 6,000 diners will DINE OUT in more than 70 restaurants that are donating a portion of their proceeds to Nashville CARES, knowing that a percentage of their bill will be donated by the restaurant to benefit Nashville CARES and the fight against HIV/AIDS. To view a full list of participating restaurants, please