Music, stories and free homemade desserts will be in Java Junction to bring awareness to World AIDS Day tonight at 8 p.m. The event will highlight how HIV/AIDS has affected the lives of people around the world.
Six people will share their experiences with HIV/AIDS around the world and locally while four students will share about AIDS in other countries. Dan Nafziger, the Elkhart County Health Officer, will talk about HIV/AIDS in this region and Jan Emswiler, a nursing professor, will share about her experience with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania when she worked there with Mennonite Central Committee.
At 10 p.m. Bob Yoder, the campus pastor, will lead a vigil and prayer.
La Republica, Jake Smucker and Sam and Laurel, will perform throughout the night.
Fundraisers will take place during the evening to gather money for Mennonite Central Committee's HIV/AIDS organization. There will be a raffle for gift certificates valued up to $30 to local stores and restaurants. One raffle ticket will cost $1 and you can buy three tickets for $2. Java Junction will also feature five drinks for purchase from which $0.50 of the proceeds will go to the organization.
Students from the pre-med and nursing student clubs will bring baked goods available for free at the event, which is hosted by the Pre-Med Club, GC Nursing Student Association and Student Senate.