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Students of Oakwood get Creative

Students of Oakwood School have been participating in AIDS Walk Los Angeles since 1985, and they are not letting a pandemic stop them from organizing! Though it’s been a challenge to maintain their social connection online, the students are playing to their strengths and addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic through their art. They’ve created their own Instagram account, each student has committed to recruiting five friends each to join them, and their goal is to host their own, mini, socially-distant AIDS Walk celebration on September 13th. They have even split their team into three branches amongst all three Walk courses this year. When asked why the students keep coming back year after year, Mickey Morgan, the team’s supervising teacher, said, “You’re not just throwing money at people; you’re providing unequivocally good things for people who unequivocally need it.”