The African Peoples Association will hold the fifth annual AIDS Awareness Gala Friday, Dec. 5, in the Student Union Auditorium.
For the event, the association is collaborating with Spectrum, Delta Sigma Theta Inc., the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Ryan White Program, the Center for International Studies and Programs, and the Lucas County Department of Health.
Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The gala with a formal dress code — black, red and white — will feature singing, dancing, giveaways, and poetry by UT students, along with speakers who will discuss the effects of the AIDS and Ebola viruses.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the Ask Rocky Desk in the Student Union and at the door.
This year, a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Ann Wayson Locher Foundation and Doctors Without Borders to help fund Ebola relief in West Africa.
Free HIV testing also will be available during the event.
“This year, the goal is to let everyone know that if we want to eradicate these viruses, we have to be informed and united before we can accomplish anything,” said Victor Aberdeen Jr., UT senior majoring in communication and English, and president of the African Peoples Association.
For more information on the gala, contact Aberdeen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.707.8302.