Student Groups Co-Host Event on World AIDS Day

DECEMBER 7, 2012 - Two Georgetown University student organizations hosted an event Dec. 1 to mark the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

The Minority Health Initiative Council (MHIC) at NHS and the Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students organized, “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS Related Deaths.”

This spoken word poetry event in Bulldog Alley included performances by student and local poets who are dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS.  The event featured Clint Smith, a well-known poet, educator, and activist.

Commemorative Wristbands

In addition, as part of the anniversary, MHIC sold commemorative wristbands on campus to help raise money for the National Minority AIDS Coalition.

“On behalf of the NHS Minority Health Initiative Council, it is my pleasure to inform you that the council raised $500 dollars as part of their support of the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day,” said Brian Floyd, MS, associate director of student academic affairs at NHS and MHIC staff advisor.

Among the poet performers at Saturday night’s event was senior nursing major Dale Batoon (NHS’13).