The LSU Ladies
of the Iota Theta Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Supports Baton Rouge AIDS Society
2nd Annual AIDS Awareness Walk
November 18, 2012
On November 20, 2011, the ladies of Iota
Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta hosted an AIDS Awareness Walk on the grounds of LSU. The event started
with a few viewings of short videos of HIV and infection within our community. With over 75 individuals from the LSU
community, A.J. "Keepin' It Real" Johnson (CEO of BRASS) and Katya Ross (Director of Education of BRASS) were able
to discuss the facts about HIV/AIDS. After one hour of facts, stats and the "Keepin' It Real" truth, participants
engaged in a silent walk across campus. The event ended with food, music and FREE HIV testing. Twent-five students
were able to get their test results by the end of the events and others made appointments to visit Baton Rouge AIDS Society
for FREE HIV testing. It was a great event! But it gets even better........
........Working with the ladies of Delta
Sigma Theta is nothing new with Baton Rouge AIDS Society. As part of their national initiative, the
Deltas have worked with the agency for 13 years. They have continued
to hold the record of the most active organization to help fight against the spread of HIV in the Baton Rouge area.
This has been a relationship that has spread through activities at LSU, Southern, Community Centers,
and Local Churches throughout the area. However, on November 20, 2011, the ladies at LSU set another record and became
the organization which has contributed the most to Baton Rouge AIDS Society in one single event. With the support from
other greek letter organizations on campus and the student body, the ladies of Iota Theta Chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta at LSU raised $1,066.00 to support the
testing program at Baton Rouge AIDS Society.
off to our youth! Together, We Can Make A Difference!