This Friday, the School of Nursing and Health Studies Academic Council and the GU AIDS Coalition are collaborating for the 3rd year in a row to host the 6th annual Unity Live benefit concert in Gaston Hall. The show will feature student dance and music groups, who will come together and perform to raise awareness about and money for HIV and AIDS. The student groups performing include Groove Theory, the GraceNotes, GU Jawani, GU World Percussion Ensemble, the Tappin’ Jacks, the Irish Step team, and the Phantoms.
Proceeds raised by this event go to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, a Jesuit high school for AIDS Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. As it is known, Georgetown University has close ties with St. Al’s, sending faculty and staff on a trip to the school every summer. The event will include a talk by NHS professor Laura Anderko, who will reflect on her visits with St. Aloysius and provide a first-hand glimpse into the work of the school.
The mission of St. Aloysius is “to be a center for excellence that provides holistic and transformative education rooted in Christian values” to orphaned and needy children in Kibera, Kenya. Through a system of scholarships and programs for character formation, the school instills in its students those same core values of human dignity, integrity, Ignatian spirituality, and social justice that are cherished at Georgetown.
Feb. 6, 7:00 pm
$10 advance, $12 at the door