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World AIDS Day at VLS

This email from one of the student organizers says it all . . .

I am writing on behalf of Alliance, the Black Law Students Association and Law Students for Reproductive Justice to thank the entire VLS community for their involvement in this weeks World AIDS Day on goings.  There were very few people I saw that were not donning a red ribbon on Wednesday and Thursday.  Through a 50/50 raffle and the sales of Jonah’s decadent red-velvet cupcakes, we raised $236.13 over the course of two days of tabling and at the Red Party.   The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Megan , who generously donated her winnings back to the cause.

The community demonstrated a commitment to the preventing the spread of HIV as we gave away hundreds of prophylactic products.  RU12 ( and  HIV/HCV (,  came to campus and administered free HIV testing for 20 people.   This was our first venture in bringing testing to campus, so space was limited.  We intend to bring testing back to campus, but in the mean time RU12, HIV/HCV and Planned Parenthood New England all provide free HIV testing at their facilities.

Special recognition should go out to Krystil  for her dedication in bringing these testing organizations to school and surrounding community.  A special thanks also goes to Ben  and the Think and Drink crew for incorporating World AIDS Day into their festivities!

Thank you, again, to the whole VLS community for all the support and participation in this week’s events.  Good luck with finals, and happy holidays to follow.



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