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Oles Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness Through the Arts

Oles create a multimedia-layered performance to raise money for children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Rwanda.

Social networking sites such as Facebook have helped St. Olaf students to rediscover the power of “social.” However, groups such as Oles Face AIDS are quick to realize that Facebook will never replace the richness of a face-to-face conversation when it comes to social change.

Oles Face AIDS will not only bring conversations to life, but they will contextualize the struggle of childhood HIV/AIDS in Rwanda through a multimedia-layered performance set for Friday. Oles have combined acting, poetry, and film to depict contemporary issues pertaining to childhood HIV/AIDS in Rwanda.

“We want to put a real face to the struggle, and we believe that the best way to do that is through the arts.” Clara Johnson of Oles Face AIDS said.

So, get social. Spread the word on Facebook and join in on the face-to-face conversation starting on Friday.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Oles Face AIDS event 34 Million Voices: Dessert and the Arts
WHEN:
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
WHERE:
Lion's Pause at Buntrock Commons at St. Olaf College
TICKETS: $7 at the door, which includes dessert. All proceeds go to Face AIDs.

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