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Emory students take time out to remember World AIDS Day

AIDS Quilt on display at Emory University

Caroline Stokes and her friend, Tonni Blount, sat on the top floor of the Dobbs Student Center at Emory University, finishing up their lunch of soup and chatting about the end of the school year.

The noise of dozens of other students could be heard in the background as they all carried on intimate conversations. But listening closely, a monotone voice could be heard through the others reading a list of dozens and dozens of names.

The names were of people who had died of AIDS, part of the university's World AIDS Day program on Dec. 1, that included a display of some 40 AIDS Quilt panels in the student center. A total of 80 panels were on view throughout the campus in various buildings.

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WERKing it at Spelman College — drag fashion show a hit on campus

WERK drag fashion show

Spelman College's Afrekete and Morehouse College's Safe Space program, both serving the LGBT students on their respective campuses, combined forces for the second annual WERK, a drag fashion show featuring men and women, as part of Spelman's second annual Pride Week.

More than 100 people packed into the Cosby Lobby Friday, Nov. 12, on Spelman's campus for spoken word, hip hop and, of course, the main event — a drag fashion.

Last year, for Spelman's first Pride Week, the college was able to get the OK for a drag show to be held on campus — the first time an historically black college has held a drag show as part of official campus programming.

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AV 200 — welcome them home at Emory

Emory fundraiser to combat HIV / AIDS

For Debra Snell, riding in the AIDS Vaccine 200 isn’t just a fundraiser for a good cause, but a way to reclaim a level of freedom and mobility she almost lost.