Students dress up to fight against human trafficking through Dressember

Students dress up to fight against human trafficking through Dressember

December 20, 2019

Last year, junior Sophia Norton participated in the worldwide challenge “Dressember” alone, wearing a dress every day in December as a way to raise awareness and money to fight human trafficking. This year, she has formed a team, Decatur’s Dressy Dogs, with fellow juniors, Hally Laney, Mary Katherine Moore, Fiona Mcelroy, Elena Pawloski and Saja Mohammed, raising $1,938.35 as of Dec. 20. 

The film features actors Teyonah Parris and Nic Few. “90 Days” is part of a greater initiative to help black women utilize  biomedical HIV prevention strategies through a collaborative campaign called “Black Women and PrEP.” PrEP, or Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, is a medicine, which if taken daily, can prevent HIV infection. The film was supported by the Black AIDS Institute, Walgreens, and CDC's Act Against AIDS prevention program.

Short film tackles HIV stigma

August 29, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2018 community public health employees, HIV clinicians, and activists took a stand against HIV in black communities at the screening of the short film “90 Days." The film follows a young couple and takes on HIV stigma and love, while highlighting biomedical prevention strategies.  

Creating their own labels

October 20, 2017

In the crowded halls of Decatur, students sport the newest Adidas shoes, designer jeans and Polo Shirts. The labels on junior Devon Elliott though, don't display name brands from outlet malls or boutiques. They are all created by him

“Hidden Figures” sheds light on inspiring story

February 1, 2017

From the moment the screen glows bright in the dark theater, “Hidden Figures”, directed by Theodore Melfi, expertly catapults viewers from 2017 back to 1961. It's a time where African Americans still use the “colored” coffee machine, TVs broadcast in black and white, and three women work tirelessly to launch a man into space.

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