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In 2007, Target H.O.P.E formed a human ribbon the University's upper quadrangle on World AIDS Day.

Howard’s Target H.O.P.E. Create Human Ribbon
World AIDS Day Observed on December 1

Washington D.C. (November 24, 2008) – Approximately 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide and most are unaware that they are infected. Washington, D.C. has the highest HIV/AIDS rate among U.S. cities, 1 in 20. To increase awareness, the Howard University Chapter of Target H.O.P.E. (Healing, Opportunity, Pride, and Empowerment) will form a human ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day dubbed, “Join the Chain, Make a Change.”

The human ribbon formation will take place on the main yard following a brief program in the School of Business Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. To participate there is a $60 dollar entrance fee for organizations (15 people), and a $5 dollar fee for individuals. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Black AIDS Institute. The event is open to the university community.

WHO: Target H.O.P.E., Howard University Chapter, in collaboration with The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, and the Chicago People’s Union.

WHAT: Program on HIV/AIDS, featuring guest speakers. Participants will form a human ribbon in the Howard University upper quadrangle.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 1, 2008
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Howard University Main Campus (Formation of Human Ribbon)

School of Business Auditorium
2600 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington D.C.

Registration for participation will be held in the lower level of the Blackburn Centre between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., Monday – Friday until Nov. 26. For further information please visit or email


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