Performances to raise HIV/AIDS awareness
Monday, April 13, 2009
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Hip-hop performers will team with spoken-word artists, breakdancers and step-dancing crews to improve awareness about the HIV/AIDs pandemic in Africa.
The event, called "Show Me What You Got," is 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Atwood Ballroom.
It is sponsored by the Organization for the Prevention of AIDS in Africa (OPAA) and the Council of African-American Students.
OPAA is a student organization in its seventh year of educating the St. Cloud area about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
More than 22.5 million Africans are afflicted by HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS and the World Health Organization report (PDF) that at the end of 2007, sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to about 10 percent of the world’s population, had more than 60 percent of the world's HIV/AIDS victims.
Among the performers will be a step crew from the University of Minnesota chapter of Omega Psi Phi.
Tickets are $2 in advance and are available at the information desk in Atwood Memorial Center.
An after-party is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. in Atwood Quarry.