Savannah State University will observe “World AIDS Day” on Dec. 1, 2009, with free HIV testing and a concert/monologue by Miss Lucia, a Savannah entertainer, in her first, fulllength solo debut.
From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., free HIV testing will be conducted by the Chatham County Health Department at the Harris- McDew Student Health Center. At 7 p.m. in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom, Miss Lucia will take the stage to perform songs and monologues inspired by her Colombian heritage and upbringing in the African- American church. The concert is free and open to the public.
Born Sara Lucia Agüero Jahannes, Miss Lucia began performing at an early age by singing at her father’s church. She represented Georgia in the Miss Latina U.S. Competition in 2007. A 2005 graduate of Savannah Country Day School, Lucia attended Wagner College in New York City where she earned a degree in psychology in May of 2009. SSU’s observance of World Aids Day is made possible through the “Get In the Know” HIV/AIDS/Substance Abuse and Hepatitis Awareness program, which dates back to 2005. The program is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, an agency of the United States Health and Human Services Department, and is administered by McFarland and Associates of Washington, D.C.
For more information, call (912) 351-6542.