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Tomorrow is World AIDS Day (December 1, 2012).  It is day of remembrance and spreading awareness.

HIV awareness is important to me because I am a Peer Health Educator and care that others do not have access to information that they can use to make informed decisions about their sexual health.  Also, on a personal level, I know people who are HIV positive and are healthy because they have access to treatment, and because they had prior knowledge about HIV and what it means to live positive.

As young

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World Ball 2012 // Welcome to the North Pole

Join Metro TeenAIDS, RealTalkDC, STIGMA, SMYAL, Sasha Bruce, and the Latin American Youth Center for a night of competition, prizes, and voguing. This is your chance to compete in 15 categories, win a prize, and snatch a trophy!

The event will be hosted at the Eastern Market North Hall

225 7th Street, SE
Metro: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Line)
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday, December 7th, 2012

Open to ALL YOUTH aged 13-24 years old.

Special Guests:
DJ Tony Playboy
Commentator Taye

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Looking out over McMicken Commons, I am troubled by the tiny white flags, each representing a life lost to hatred and violence. There are over 250 flags, and I know I am not the only one who noticed. Students on their way to morning classes are looking down as they pass through, reading the names and causes of death written on the flags. Though very few stop at our table for more information, I can see them taking in the message: our people are being murdered at an alarming …

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Each year over 120 youth activists gather in Washington, D.C. to share expertise with one another and Advocates for Youth staff; learn about the latest findings and legislation that affect reproductive health; participate in trainings; and make a commitment to be lifelong advocates for young people’s reproductive and sexual health and rights. Then they head to Capitol Hill to educate their representatives on why comprehensive sexual health education is so important for young people.


Groups attending the conference included:

1 in 3 Organizers.  These college students attend a …