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Performances to raise HIV/AIDS awareness

Monday, April 13, 2009

Poster for

Poster for "Show Me What You Got" 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Atwood Ballroom.

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.

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