By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Students, and activists gathered at Institute of Contemporary Art on the Penn campus to mark World AIDS Day. They took part in a ribbon-making event as part of the 23rd annual Day Without Art.

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The crowd of about 60 young people sipped coffee and munched on bagels before getting down to the task of creating the iconic red looped HIV/AIDS ribbons, held together by a button reading “Not Over.”

Penn student David Galperin says it’s a message young people need to hear about the HIV/AIDS crisis:

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“It’s something that you think happened in the 80s and it’s over, but it’s not, and it’s something that affects communities that we’re all a part of, and have been a part of for a while.”

What is the most important thing people can take away from this event?

“If each person talks to one other person, and starts a conversation and is able to leave and continue that conversation with someone else and create a contagious effect. I think the most important thing is that people are talking about it and getting involved.”

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