Acting on AIDS director to speak in chapel

WILMORE, KY—Jyl Hall, the national director of Acting on AIDS, will speak at Asbury College on Monday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. in Hughes Auditorium.

Acting on AIDS is a grassroots movement of student activists in the fight against the global pandemic. Students in Asbury College’s Acting on AIDS chapter are working to

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Jyl Hall

raise $15,000 this fall to help establish home-care networks for people living with AIDS in Themba, Swaziland, and to provide children with primary and secondary education. For more on this story, visit http://www.asbury.edu/press/features/actingaids06.

Acting on AIDS, a national network of chapters on 70 college campuses, was started less than three years ago by a handful of students and is supported by the Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision.

Hall encourages students to stem the tide of the growing AIDS crisis by engaging their peers, local communities and churches. Hall is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary. She has researched and reported on the AIDS crisis, as well as other issues, in six African countries. She recently edited World Vision’s first educational book on AIDS and activism.

On December 1, Asbury College students are observing World AIDS Day and will participate in the “Lives at Stake” campaign with other campuses around the country. During Lives at Stake, participating campuses will place pictures of orphans and vulnerable children in the ground with stakes. Students, faculty and staff are then encouraged to take the pictures and pray for the children throughout the day.

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