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Howard Students Mark World AIDS Day with Hope and Action
Concert in Cramton; Human Ribbon to be formed on Main Yard
Photograph by Justin D. Knight
Howard Students form a Human Ribbon on main campus on December 1, 2007.
WASHINGTON (November 23, 2009) – Howard students have seen the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS here in the nation’s capital where 4 percent of adults are infected with HIV. Others have traveled to Africa and have given of their time and resources to address the pandemic there.
For these students, Dec. 1 is not just another day. The World AIDS Day commemoration will kick off at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Blackburn Ballroom with the Love.Live.Life benefit concert. The proceeds will be donated to Keep A Child Alive, an organization dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.
The concert features an array of student talent including NSAA, an African dance troupe, singers and poets. Tickets are now on sale for $5 at Cramton Box Office or can be purchased at the door.
At noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, several student organizations led by Target Hope will form a human ribbon on the University’s main campus. The organization aims to raise $5000 for the Black AIDS Institute. The program also includes reciting the National HIV/AIDS pledge and a testimonial from a special guest.
Washington DC Marks World AIDS Day