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Events happening
around the country for World AIDS Day

Events happening
around the country for World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, events are happening around the country. A a selected list:

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Keep the Promise Ribbon Auburn University, Hutsell-Rosen Track and Field, Auburn, Ala. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic, AIDS Outreach will organize the formation of the Keep the Promise Ribbon. The Keep the Promise Ribbon will consist of more than 300 community members donning red T-shirts at Auburn University's newly named Hutsell-Rosen Track. The Keep the Promise Ribbon will serve as a reminder that HIV has not gone away and that there are many things still to be done. For more information contact the AIDS Outreach of EAMC at (334) 707-0158. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boston Medical Center to Observe World AIDS Day 2006 Menino Pavilion, 840 Harrison Ave., Boston In recognition of the 25th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, Boston Medical Center is inviting friends, family, and community members to attend this year's World AIDS Day event and experience a coming-together of a variety of individuals and groups who share a commitment to fighting the AIDS epidemic. This free event will feature numerous inspirational testimonies from patients living with HIV/AIDS. An informational health fair and free rapid HIV testing and counseling will be provided. A portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will also be on display. For more information call Rebecca Incledon at (617) 414-7065. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. World AIDS Day Observance at MIT

Great Dome in the lobby of MIT's Building 10, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, Mass. During this event, visit information tables provided by various groups from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Boston and Cambridge areas. The MIT Women's League, which organizes MIT's World AIDS Day observance, will be holding a chocolate buffet and raffle fund-raiser. Proceeds from the buffet and raffle will be donated to the AIDS Action Committee. Several panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed during this event. For further information visit https://web.mit.edu/womensleague/worldaidsday.html 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Names Project AIDS Quilt; 5 p.m. Candlelight Vigil

Columbus Public Health Building, 250 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio

CATF, Columbus Public Health, and the Columbus Regional Advisory Group for HIV Prevention will be hosting a display of the Names Project AIDS Quilt at the Columbus Public Health building at 250 Parsons Ave. The Quilt is an amazing piece of folk art, a powerful symbol of an organized social movement, and a beautiful memorial to the individuals whose lives were ended by AIDS-related illnesses. The candlelight vigil will be held at 5 p.m. at the building. Names of people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses will be read during the vigil. If you have the name of an individual that you want to be recognized at the vigil, call (614) 340-6731. 12 p.m. Multifaith Works Luncheon

Grand Ballroom, the Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle

This benefit luncheon for Multifaith Works will showcase the mission and service of Multifaith Works to people living with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other life-threatening illnesses over the last 18 years. Make an online reservation at their Web site, www.multifaith.org/reservationform.html For further information contact Gary Southerton at (206) 324-1520, ext. 229, or gary@multifaith.org.

1 p.m.-5 p.m. AIDS and the Moving Image 3

Room 270, Powell Library, UCLA Media Lab, Los Angeles The Film and Television Archive Research and Study Center and the Instructional Media Collections and Services of the University of California, Los Angeles, present a mix of programming from the past 20 years, offering a visual timeline of the evolution of the AIDS crisis in moving-image mass media. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. AIDS Awareness Candlelight Vigil

Veterans Field, 8515 Fenton St., Silver Spring, Md.

This World AIDS Day candlelight vigil will be held to honor all those who have died from AIDS and support those currently living with HIV. During the event, a flame will be extinguished to signify the end of HIV. 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Whitman-Walker Clinic's Annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Join the Washington, D.C., area's largest community-based provider of HIV/AIDS services at their annual World AIDS Day candlelight vigil. 6 p.m. Kalama Beach Candlelight Vigil

Kalama Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Maui's World AIDS Day candlelighting ceremony is at Kalama Beach Park Pavilion in Kihei. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Berth: A World AIDS Day Fashion Show Extravaganza

9-11 Alling St., Newark, N.J.

Join the Coalition for HOPE in their first annual fund-raising World AIDS Day extravaganza, which will maximize outreach efforts in the community by increasing awareness of STDs and HIV/AIDS while sharing prevention strategies. The proceeds from this event will be dedicated to youth initiatives. The plan is to increase the focus on intervention and education efforts targeting young adults and women who have a greater likelihood of engaging in activities that reduce their life chances. For further information contact Gwen Davis at shutupmecca2@hotmail.com or (973) 848-0343. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. A Day Without Art

Costa's Restaurant and Grill, 1000 West St., Wilmington, Del.

Come and enjoy a city-chic evening in downtown Wilmington's own Greek Taverna as you bid on exciting art donated to AIDS Deleware by the some of the area's finest artists. Try your hand at making the winning bid for a vacation or an event. Bidding online will be available closer to the event. Visit www.aidsdelaware.org for more info. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. "Am I? Are you?" An Evening of Remembrance and Perspective

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

This event is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone who has an interest in HIV issues. The evening will include a keynote address by Minnesota AIDS Project executive director Lorraine Teel, an opportunity for remembering those lost to the disease, and the introduction of an exciting new education and awareness project called "Am I? Are You?" This project showcases photos of 50 people, 25 of whom are HIV-positive and 25 who are HIV-negative. The project is designed to have the viewer try to determine which models are positive and which ones are negative. A community forum discussion will be conducted with the photographer, models, and Lorraine Teel. For more information contact Andy Ansell, Minnesota AIDS Project, (612) 373-2466, or by e-mail at aansell@mnaidsproject.org. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. First International HIV/AIDS Cartoon Exhibition Opening

United Nations Visitors Lobby, 760 United Nations Plaza, New York City

Co-organized by the government of Brazil, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, this exhibition features cartoons created by various artists from countries around the world. Powerful messages on HIV prevention, treatment, and the promotion of human rights are conveyed. 7 p.m. AIDS Response Seacoast

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 22 Fox Run Rd., Newington, N.H.

Recognize World AIDS Day in New Hampshire with Ethan Zohn, the winner of Survivor: Africa and the founder of the Grassroots Soccer and Kick AIDS. Also featuring reflections from an HIV-positive youth, musical guests, and a display of three panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. For more info on any of these events, call Mike at (603) 433-5377, ext. 2228 7 p.m. World AIDS Day Memorial Celebration

Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco

Grace Cathedral welcomes the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Ellen Schell of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, and the Omega West Dance Company for a special evening that commemorates both the sad losses and the examples of heroic service during the 25 years of the pandemic. Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral, will deliver introductory remarks, and Jeffrey Smith, the cathedral's canon director of music, will provide a musical welcome and finale on the cathedral's renowned 1934 Aeolian-Skinner organ. For more information call (415) 749-6355. 8 p.m. Stages of AIDS

The Strub Theatre, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles

Stages of AIDS is a theatrical performance presented by the Loyola Marymount University Department of Theater in the Strub Theatre on the LMU campus to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and mark the 25th anniversary of AIDS and AIDS theater. The evening will feature 8 to 10 scenes from such plays as Angels in America, The Normal Heart, Patient A, Jeffrey, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, and Raft of the Medusa, featuring both faculty and student actors, in order to celebrate the theater's history of representing people with AIDS and the AIDS crisis as well as to raise funds for APLA through donations at the door. (The Advocate)

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