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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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Marsha Ambrosius to Headline World AIDS Day Benefit

WASHINGTON (Nov. 16, 2010) – The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) will be hosting the second annual World AIDS Day Benefit Concert in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 1. with Marsha Ambrosius as the headline performer.

This year, the theme of the concert is “Six Degrees,” featuring various performances including dance, spoken word and song by students, organizations and local artists to raise awareness about the disease.  Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone in the world is connected to each other through six or fewer relationships.

“It's not enough anymore to simply hope that the problems of the world will resolve themselves, but instead actively choose to become a catalyst for change,” said Havian Nicholas, the director of political and external affairs for HUSA. “Six Degrees represents more than a benefit concert and more than an act of charity. Six Degrees is the epitome of social change.”

The proceeds from the event will be donated to Metro TeenAIDS, Washington-based organization designed to meet the needs of youth around HIV/AIDS prevention. HIV/AIDS testing opportunities as well as educational booths on safer sexual health practices will also be available during the Benefit. 

Marsha Ambrosius performing during 2010 Homecoming Concert at Howard University. She will headline the World AIDS Day benefit concert on Dec. 1.

Tickets are currently on sale in the Cramton Auditorium box office. General admission is $20 and $10 for students. For information on tickets, call 202.806.7194.

DeAnne Bradley, media relations intern, contributed to this release.

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