More than 300 students from Riverwood International Charter School formed into a human ribbon during World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Their goal was to raise awareness of the disease and make money for AIDS Atlanta by selling T-shirts.
Students Zach Solomon and Max Greenhouse introduced the idea at Riverwood. The human AIDS ribbon movement originated in Piedmont Park in May with 12-year-old Shannon Roux, who attends the Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta and participates in the Charlie’s Port children’s theater group, based at the 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown. Solomon and Greenhouse also participate in Charlie’s Port, and the event has spread to other organizations and performance venues.
Riverwood basketball and volleyball coach Leigh Hudson said: “Our goal was to raise awareness for AIDS. … We were delighted with the enthusiastic response.”