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Queens Teenagers Meet at QCC to Discuss AIDS

by Alex Ginsberg Thursday, April 17, 2003 Yournabe.com High school students from around the borough discussed HIV- and AIDS-related issues and heard the real-life stories of two HIV-positive activists Friday at a student-coordinated conference at Queensborough Community College. High school students from around the borough discussed HIV- and AIDS-related issues and heard the real-life stories of two HIV-positive activists Friday at a student-coordinated conference at Queensborough Community College. The second annual Teens to Teens HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference was orchestrated by about 50 students from [...]

LBB and WOO Continue to Keep the Faith!

by Hal Eisenberg C.S.W. It turned out not to be your ordinary Thursday afternoon. We were all there for a reason, yet if nothing else were true, the reasons would intensify by the end of today’s group. No one was sure what was going to happen; yet there was anticipation in the air. As the hands of the clock moved closer to 3:30, I glanced out the window of Cardozo High at the hardened rain, reflecting on the irony between [...]

Fighting HIV/AIDS

By Jessica Lyons The Queens Courier – Healthwise section June 2008 Windows of Opportunity (WOO), the Barbara Harmon Institute, is encouraging high school girls to believe in themselves while also raising money for charity through their Shortstack Program and 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. WOO was founded in 2002 and gained non-profit status in 2005. Its founder and Executive Director Hal Eisenberg had been working with parents and children in the community for many years. “From being active in the community and [...]

The Scene 2008

September 2008 A&U Magazine June 20th, Flushing Town Hall in Queens, New York, was the setting for making a fashion statement – one that combined awareness about HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, and the power of teens to make a positive difference in the world. Members of the jazz trio, In Pure Thought, Shortstack’s second annual Charity Fashion Show saw its program’s models take to the runway in front of a packed house in order to raise funds for Windows of Opportunity’s HIV Empowerment [...]

The Scene 2007

September 2007 A&U Magazine Pink and purple balloons anchored to benches on the Long Island campus of Adelphi University led the way to the first annual Shortstack Charity Fashion Show this past June. Attendees were greeted by three long tables of silent auction packages, from Morrissey concert tickets to airline tickets, as well as a LIFEbeat table sporting a fantasia of colorfully wrapped condoms. The runway set up in the University Center saw several walks, led off by the premiere of Sarah [...]

Excerpt from “Required Reading”

August 2007 Shortstack Cover Models: Olivia Mignone and Tany Rios Shortstack models Featured on the cover A&U Magazine – Appearing in the 7 page spread are Iasia Stewart, Kati Johnson, Olivia Mignone and Tanya Rios. High school and college students know summer reading lists quite well. Composed to help students prep for the coming year, the pages and pages assigned inevitably clash with the pull of the city park, the beach, the blockbuster movie, or even the daydream. Education and following one’s [...]

Broadway star and avid Shortstack™ supporter, Harrison Chad, speaks about WOO & Shortstack™ in A&U Magazine!

A&U Magazine Student Counsel July ’09 ACTOR HARRISON CHAD TALKS WITH A&U’S CHAEL NEEDLE ABOUT RAISING AIDS AWARENESS IN HIS HOMETOWN & THEATER COMMUNITIES. Harrison Chad recently played Roger in his high school production of RENT. (Yes, with some omissions and tweaks, this edition of the Tony-winning musical now joins Seussical and Jekyll & Hyde in the drama club canon.) Even though RENT’s twelve-year run on Broadway is over, it’s nice to know that a story that explores the urban poetics of [...]

TEENS SHARE AND CARE AT AIDS CONFERENCE

By Jillian Ogawa Daily News Writer Friday, May 27th 2005 JACKIE LABANCA’S father died just a few weeks after she was born, and through the early years of her life, she believed his life had been taken by cancer. It wasn’t until she was 9 that she learned the truth – Anthony LaBanca had died, at age 40, of an HIV infection. Jackie LaBanca, 17, shared her story this week at the Teen to Teen HIV/AIDS conference held at Queens College in Flushing. “That [...]

New Fashion Designer in Town

By Amanda Marinaccio Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Watch out Gucci, move over Prada, there is a new designer in town, and the amazing part is she hasn’t even finished the 5th grade. Growing up on Hone Avenue, ten-year-old Maria A. Manolis has been drawing since she could hold a crayon and plans to become a designer after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. “Her first attempt at designing was draping fabrics when she was a toddler,” said Elena Manolis. “From 4 years old [...]