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World AIDS Day 2011 Events

November 21, 2011

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This is just a partial list of the many World AIDS Day activities that occur around the world. Check with your local HIV/AIDS organization for additional events. Click here for a list of international HIV/AIDS organizations. Click here for a list of U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations.


  

U.S. World AIDS Day Events

Alabama

2011 World AIDS Day Community Awareness Event (Anniston)
Dec. 1
Join Health Services Center and our community partners and friends for an evening of remembrance and celebration of life.

Project HOPES - Helping Our People Eliminate Stigma (Montgomery)
Dec. 1
A night of fun, food, facts and fashion.

Alaska

World AIDS Day (Fairbanks)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Arizona

World AIDS Day - Panel Discussion (Tucson)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

Arkansas

Interfaith Event on the Eve of World AIDS Day (Little Rock)
Nov. 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
This is an attempt to demonstrate Central Arkansas' varied religious perspectives unified in their commitment to awareness and education related to HIV/AIDS. The event will begin with refreshments at 6:30 pm, followed by an assembly at 7:00. Distinguished speakers include Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Philander Smith College, and Dr. Jay Barth, 2010 Distinguished Professor of Politics at Hendrix College. A candlelit march to the Clinton Presidential Center will follow.

California

Dr. A. Brad Truax Award Ceremony & Reception (San Diego)
Dec. 1, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The Dr. A. Brad Truax Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions made by a person involved in the struggle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community. Additional Community Award Recipients will also be recognized. The event will be held at The Center, 3909 Centre Street, and will include food and an art display. Join us after the reception for a march to Village Hillcrest for the Mama's Kitchen Tree of Life Ceremony. For more information, contact Dan Uhler at daniel.uhler@sdcounty.ca.gov.

20th Annual Tree of Life Ceremony (San Diego)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Each year, Mama's Kitchen and Village Hillcrest commemorate World AIDS Day by recognizing and remembering those affected by AIDS. It is an evening of special memories, singing and sharing, and a candle lighting to honor those affected by AIDS. Free admission and open to the public. Special guest speakers. Candlelight vigil. Holiday music by the San Diego gay men's chorus.

Los Angeles Rocks the Ribbon: World AIDS Day (Los Angeles)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Rock the Ribbon

They Were Among Us: Remembering 30 Years of AIDS (Los Angeles)
Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Fundraising Fellowship Banquet (Moreno Valley)
Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m.
In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc., and Foothill AIDS Project will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The theme is "30 years later...Where are we now?" to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program. For more information, contact 951-823-1209.

AIDS Memorial Service (Redding)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Candlelight service. This is the day of the year where millions of people come together to commemorate those who have lost their lives to HIV, applaud progress made in responding to the epidemic & recommit to ending the epidemic.

City College World AIDS Day Event (Sacremento)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
In observance of the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day, City College will host its own event in the quad Thursday Dec. 1, to raise awareness about the disease.

Paint the Castro Red (San Francisco)
Dec. 1
Show your support by being a patron to participating Castro District businesses, restaurants and bars who will donate 10 to 15 percent of the day's sales to the 30AIDS campaign. You can also participate in confidential and free HIV testing, join a flash mob or candlelight vigil, and share how HIV has impacted your life in our video booth! Castro Street will be adorned with red lights, red ribbons, red balloons and much more! AIDS is still here: Do Something!

REAF's Help is on the Way for the Holidays (San Francisco)
Dec. 5
Please join PRC at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Richmond-Ermet AIDS Foundation's "Help is on the Way for the Holidays" on Dec. 5 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

APAIT Health Center Presents its Annual Transgender Advocacy Pageant, "QUEST: Woman of the Year"
Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

World AIDS Day at the National AIDS Memorial Grove (San Francisco)
Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Program includes bestowing of the National Leadership Recognition & Local Unsung Hero Awards, musical performance by Bishop Yvette Flunder, reading of names and activation of restored Victorian Falls, in the Meadow at Golden Gate Park.

Light in the Grove (San Francisco)
Nov. 30, evening
Light in the Grove is a spectacular occasion. With a completely clear and glittering heated tent set in the meadow as our home just for one very special evening, the Grove, illuminated under the evening sky, will be both showcase and centerpiece.

World AIDS Day at California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks)
Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m., a panel of local residents will share personal experiences with HIV/AIDS and respond to audience questions. At 4 p.m., following the panel discussion in Swenson 101, a vigil service will be held on the Swenson front entrance patio. Resource tables will be set up in the Swenson lobby from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Colorado

World AIDS Day Concert (Boulder)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
World AIDS Day Concert featuring the Denver Gay Men's Chorus and Resonance Women's Chorus

Third Annual World AIDS Day Concert (Colorado Springs)
Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Rock of Ages Lutheran Church 120 N 31st St. Admission: Canned Food/Hygiene item to benefit Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Featuring Local Talent: Rock of Ages Hand Bell Choir, Rock of Ages Church Choir, Pup Morris: Country/Western Performer, Carmen Anthony Sacco, Neil Kovack, Mike Burns.
Contact Anthony Sacco at 660-5331.

World AIDS Day Fundraiser (Eagle County)
Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m.
Live music, silent auction and door prizes. At E-Town, 295 Main St., Edwards. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Red Ribbon Project.

Connecticut

A Service of Prayer and Meditation (Hartford)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Latino Community Services Presents "Vice Night" (Hartford)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
"All proceeds will help LCS in their efforts to provide programs and services to help individuals at risk or living with HIV/AIDS."

Free HIV Testing by Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective (Hartford)
Dec. 1

Free HIV Counseling & Testing (Willimantic)
Dec. 1

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (New London)
Dec. 1, 1 - 4 p.m.
Candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost and those infected.

Delaware

World AIDS Day Cabaret (Wilmington)
Dec. 1
Join AIDS Delaware as we celebrate life through music at the first World AIDS Day Cabaret on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the OperaDelaware Studios, 4 South Poplar St., Wilmington, DE!

Florida

Margaret Cho Live in Concert (Ft. Lauderdale)
Dec. 1
The acclaimed comedian performs live for World AIDS Day at the Parker Playhouse.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Walk (Ft. Lauderdale)
Dec. 1
Candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost and those infected.

The Quilt AIDS Memorial (Lake Worth)
Dec. 1
In recognition of World AIDS Day, Compass partners this year with the Names Project to display the largest collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Florida at the center.

Candlelight Service (Miami Beach)
Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
At 500 Lincoln Road. Please join us for a candlelight service in our courtyard to honor those suffering with HIV/AIDS and those whose who have passed on, and the victories won.

Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Those We Have Lost to HIV/AIDS (Miami Gardens)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
At Memorial Temple Baptist Church, 16600 NW 44th Court. Sponsored by S.I.S.T.A.H.S. (Serving Individuals Surviving Through AIDS and HIV Services) Today, Inc.

MAACA, Inc. Peer Navigator Program Presents: Second Annual World AIDS Day Kick-off Dinner (Tallahassee)
Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m.
FREE dinner! Event is open to the public. Donations accepted ($25 suggested). This year Tom Liberti, Marlene Lalota and Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum will be our guest speakers. We have seating and dinner for 100, so please join us.

Community Candlelight Vigil, Eternal Flame, FAMU Campus (Tallahassee)
Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m.
Each year on World AIDS Day, MAACA, Inc. in collaboration Florida A&M University, state and local organizations as well as the community, holds a candle light vigil in honor of those who have died of AIDS and those living with the disease. Hundreds of individuals have attended the Vigil at the Eternal Flame on the FAMU campus in Tallahassee, Fla.

MAACA Peer Navigator Program Open House (Tallahassee)
Dec. 1
The MAACA Peer Navigator Program will also be holding an open house for the public at the Peer Center on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2011. The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is made up of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Tallahassee, Fla., and the surrounding communities. The motto of the program is "Helping Each Other ... Helping the Community." The Peer Navigator Program operates under the belief that "No one understands what it is like to live with HIV and AIDS better than someone living with HIV/AIDS." Peer Navigators are uniquely qualified to help the community navigate the health care system.

MAACA Peer Navigator Program Training Event (Tallahassee)
Dec. 7 - 8, 8:30 a.m. (Registration), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Training)
The MAACA Peer Navigator Center will be sponsoring this two-day HIV/AIDS training for the second year in the Mahogany Room/Library of the Hotel Duval in Downtown Tallahassee. The MAACA Peer Navigator Program is made up of People Living With HIV/AIDS working to educate Tallahassee and the surrounding communities about Prevention, Awareness and Treatment while navigating the health care system.

2011 Tampa Bay Red Ribbon Run (Tampa)
Dec. 1
Evening of fun and friendship in Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on World AIDS Day, Thursday Dec. 1, 2011. All proceeds support the HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, prevention, and treatment programs of The AIDS Institute and Metro Wellness and Community Centers. Join the fun and help save lives.

Georgia

MODA: World AIDS Day Exhibition (Atlanta)
Dec. 1
This year the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will commemorate World AIDS Day by staying open for 24 hours (from 12 a.m. to 11: 59 p.m. on Dec. 1). During that time period, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to take in two AIDS-related exhibitions, "Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of World AIDS Posters" and The AIDS Memorial Quilt, as well as an array of educational opportunities, entertaining performances, and commemorations of those who have passed.

Woven Together: 30 Years of Fighting HIV/AIDS (Atlanta)
Dec. 1, 4 - 7 p.m.
AID Atlanta's World AIDS Day Commemoration recognizing volunteers, members and our staff.

World AIDS Day Benefit and Concert (Columbus)
Dec. 1, 5 - 8 p.m.
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation presents a FREE benefit and concert with HIV testing, live entertainment, refreshments and awards.

Free and Confidential HIV Testing (Savannah)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Come get tested for FREE. No needles. No blood. Just fast results (20 minutes).

Hawaii

Remembering 30 Years of AIDS (Maui)
Dec. 1
On Thursday, Dec. 1 the entire world will observe World AIDS Day. We invite you to join Maui AIDS Foundation as we remember those who have gone before us and those who continue with us in the struggle.

Maui AIDS Foundation Commemoration Ceremony (Maui)
Dec. 1, 5 p.m.
Ambrosia, South Kihei Rd., Kihei HI 96753. Live Music and Conversation with Jessica Rabbitt and Kanoa from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing for Life with DJ LaRage from 10 p.m. till closing.

World AIDS Day (Honolulu)
Dec. 1, 5 p.m.
Various events held by Life Foundation, including health fair, speakers, hula performance, closing ceremony and moment of silence. Volunteers needed to collect donations in the morning and for the event itself. Please contact Melanie Moore for more details at mmoore@lifefoundation.org.

Idaho

World AIDS Day 2011 at Idaho State University (Pocatello)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Events throughout the day: Free Rapid HIV Testing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Salmon River Suites, Pond Student Union. Free for students & faculty/staff members. Condom Pin Decorating 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bear River Room, Pond Student Union. Visual AIDS Gallery 6 - 8 p.m. Pond Student Union Transition Gallery. Candlelight Vigil 7 - 7:30 p.m. Quad. Movie Screening: RENT 8 - 9:30 p.m. Bengal Theater. Events are free for students with Bengal ID. Free red ribbon pins for those tested, free red ribbons, condoms and dental dams for all those who attend. Please contact the Involvement Center at (208) 282-3451.

Inland Oasis World AIDS Day featuring Rae Lewis-Thornton
Dec. 1
Inland Oasis volunteers will be joining staff at the University of Idaho Commons for a day of free HIV screening and testing. Join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get your free HIV test. It only takes 20 min, there are no needles, no blood, and you get your results right there.

Illinois

12th Annual Steelcase Wreath & Menorah Event (Chicago)
Dec. 1

Let's Talk About It - Dare to Know Your Status (Chicago)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The kick-off to Worlds AIDS Day and The Faces of AIDS is the HIV/AIDS Symposium. The symposium will offer a holistic view encompassing all aspects of the infection to provide parents with the information they need to equip them to share with their children/teens the importance of abstaining from and practicing safe sex.

Memphis - A New Musical (Chicago)
Dec. 1
The Cancer Institute of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Hope Children's Hospital presents "Memphis, a musical."

World AIDS Day: Stand Against Stigma (Waukegan)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join The Harbor and other community organizations in a World AIDS Day event. This year's event will feature inspirational, creative and celebratory performances from community members.

World of Chocolate - 10th Anniversary (Chicago)
Dec. 1
World of Chocolate is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's (AFC) annual holiday fundraising event held in commemoration of World AIDS Day. At this festive event, guests will sample scrumptious chocolate creations from more than 30 of Chicago's finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers.

Pray on World AIDS Day (Chicago)
Dec. 1, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The NIC-HIV/AIDS Task Force would like for all of the churches in each district to do something for World AIDS Day at your church. Please remember to pray for those who are affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.

An Art of Remembrance - World AIDS Day (Chicago)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Join the Art Institute of Chicago in remembering the lives of artists in our collection who died of HIV/AIDS-related causes as we discuss the relevance of the illness and human rights issues to their work.

HIV/AIDS in Africa and Beyond: The Story the Media Missed (Evanston)
Dec. 1, 4 p.m.
Jonny Steinberg -- a South African author, journalist and scholar who has written extensively about the pandemic -- will speak at Northwestern University. Steinberg will talk about emerging issues in the African pandemic and the ways in which increased availability of AIDS treatment has changed South African society. In particular, he will look at gender differences between the country's young men and young women in their willingness to take anti-retroviral medications.

Living With HIV: Understanding HIV-Related Belly Fat and Treatment with Egrifta (Tesamorelin) (Chicago)
Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Daniel Berger, M.D., will talk about Egrifta at the Center on Halsted. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. and Q&A at 8 p.m.

Indiana

World AIDS Day Ceremony of Celebration and Remembrance (Bloomington)
Nov. 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Community AIDS Action Group of South Central Indiana will be hosting the annual Ceremony of Celebration and Remembrance on the eve of World AIDS Day in the Fountain Square Mall Ballroom. The event will begin with hors d'ouevres at 5:30 with the ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Performances will include The Quarryland Men, IU theatre and drama students, opera singer Amanda Biggs, manifestation of the Hoosier Hills Sisters Sanctuary of the Flaming Blue Lotus, and event emcee Jim Stevens. The ceremony will include the presentation of the Celia Busch Making a Difference Award and a time of reflection to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS.

Wear the Red Ribbon (Fort Wayne)
Dec. 1
Local schools and universities are marking the event as a day of awareness by wearing the red ribbon.

AIDS Task Force Invitation Breakfast (Fort Wayne)
Dec. 1
The AIDS Task Force will once again hold an invitation breakfast to kick off World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 for local medical, community and civil leaders.

Iowa

2011 World AIDS Day: Education Leads to Compassion (Waterloo)
Dec. 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
Various activities and prizes to educate the public about the struggles Iowans living with HIV/AIDS experience in their daily lives.

Kansas

Candlelight Vigil (Wichita)
Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
The public is asked to meet at the Wichita Art Museum at 6:30 pm and join the candlelight vigil and walk to Mid-America All Indian Center where a moving commemoration will be held. Cody Patton from Positive Directions will be the keynote speaker and Sandy Hysom will present the history portion. There will be entertainment and refreshments will be served.
For more information please contact Teresa Romey at 316-293-3427, First MCC or Positive Directions.

Kentucky

Caracole presents The Cincinnati premiere of "We Were Here" at the Carnegie (Covington)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Doors open : 6 p.m., Movie at 7 p.m. Desserts and coffee after showing. Open to our community FREE OF CHARGE! Reservations required. Seating is limited. Donations of toilet paper, deodorant, laundry soap, and toothpaste to benefit our clients accepted. RSVP to rsvp@caracole.org or by calling 513-761-1480.

Louisiana

HAART Inc. Press Conference and Events (Baton Rouge)
Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.
The international theme for this year's World AIDS Day is "Getting to Zero." HAART is embracing this idea by holding a press conference at 9:30 a.m on Thursday, Dec. 1 at BREC's Baton Rouge Gallery in City Park. We invite you to join us in "getting to zero" as we bring awareness to our region, which is second in the U.S. for AIDS cases.

Maine

Frannie Peabody Center Hosts Special World AIDS Day Event at Victoria Mansion (Portland)
Dec. 1 5 - 7 p.m.
Frannie Peabody Center will hold its annual World AIDS Day reception and vigil. The event will be highlighted by a reading and talk from John-Manuel Andriote, author of the recently re-released Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America and culminate in a candlelight vigil on the mansion steps, weather permitting.

Maryland

World AIDS Day 2011 (Baltimore)
Dec. 1, 4 - 5 p.m.
In honor of World AIDS Day 2011 we will create peace tiles as a contribution to the global initiative to help fight the battle on AIDS. Teens will be able to paint tiles, sketch on them, decorate, etc. to show artistic ability in support of the cause.

World AIDS Day 2011 (Annapolis)
Dec. 1
The Anne Arundel County World AIDS Day Committee and the County Department of Health will observe the day with various free activities in Annapolis, including a walk, HIV testing and counseling, and inspirational and educational speakers.

Bmore Aware of HIV: The Living Red Ribbon (Baltimore)
Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join in creating greater awareness about those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. This event will feature a Guinness World Record attempt to gather more than 3,800 individuals standing in solidarity in recognition of HIV/AIDS to create the World's Largest Living Red Ribbon Formation. The day will also include free HIV testing, refreshments, entertainment, a health fair and workshops.

Towson University World AIDS Day Volunteers (Towson)
Dec. 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on World AIDS day for a testing event at Towson University. We will need lots of volunteers as "neighbors," those canvasing the area with fliers. This is a vital role for any testing event which gets the word out about the event and directs people to the testing site.

World AIDS Day Benefit Concert (Towson)
Dec. 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate World AIDS Day with a FREE concert from the band Ordinary Time. All proceeds will go towards HopeSprings, an organization that is training and equipping volunteers so serve HIV/AIDS service provider organizations AND programs run by HopeSprings. Love offering will be taken at Intermission. Infected, affected, either way: You are LOVED.

Massachusetts

International Symposium AIDS@30: Engaging to End the Epidemic (Cambridge)
Dec. 1
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of AIDS, Harvard University is convening a major international symposium. Several hundred global health leaders, elected officials, scientists, artists and activists will gather to reflect on what we have learned from AIDS and how to apply those lessons toward ending the epidemic. The two-day event, hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health, begins on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day 2011.

AIDS Action Committee's World AIDS Day 2011 Reception (Boston)
Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Presented by Eastern Bank, this special evening will bring together community leaders and private and coporate supporters to remember those we have lost, commemorate our successes over the past 30 years, and commit our collective efforts to ending the epidemic in Massachusetts.

World AIDS Day at Boston Medical Center (Boston)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Boston Medical Center will host a discussion panel and health fair in honor of World AIDS Day inside its new Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center. The speaker event will feature an informative discussion addressing the World AIDS Day 2011 "Getting to Zero" theme with ideas from health care professionals and people living with HIV/AIDS. After the speaker event, guests and community members are invited to attend the Health Fair, which boasts appearances from several neighborhood health and social action agencies.

Commemorate World AIDS Day 2011 with Project Protection (Jamaica Plain)
Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sign a ribbon to remember or support those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Enter a raffle to win exciting prizes.

World AIDS Day Gathering (Lynn)
Dec. 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
Join a candle vigil walk from City Hall to food and music at the Lynn Heritage Museum.

AIDS Foundation of Western MA's World AIDS Day Gathering (Springfield)
Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Join AFWM for an evening of celebration and remembrance. This year's event will include an open mic, candlelight vigil, performances by the Exit 7 Players cast of RENT, warm drinks, refreshments, and more! Our World AIDS Day gathering is free and all are welcome.

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod's Education and Resource Session at Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable)
Dec. 1, TBD
AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Health Imperatives- Hyannis Family Planning, and Cape Cod Community College's Student Council and Diversity Club will host a health education and resource table at the college's main campus, Common's Building of Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable. This event is free and open to all.

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod's Candlelight Vigil (Provincetown)
Dec. 1, 5 p.m.
AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod will have a candlelight vigil in front of the Provincetown Town Hall. The vigil will proceed to the Unitarian Universalist Church for some programming including a showing of the film Safe Harbor and sharing a meal with participants.

AIDS Project Worcester: Getting to Zero (Worcester)
Dec. 1, 5 - 7 p.m.
Our main event will feature a guest speaker sharing his personal story about living with HIV. We will have both local and state officials represented at the event. We will also be providing a hot meal as well as entertainment by local groups to all present. In addition, there will be a Health Fair with blood pressure, HIV, and glucose screenings.

Clark University and AIDS Project Worcester presents "CUREfest" (Worcester)
Dec. 1, TBD
CUREfest is an event designed to raise money for AIDS Project Worcester (APW). Local vendors buy table space, and Clark students as well as the Worcester community can purchase their goods. There will also be raffle tickets/prizes. All proceeds from the raffle tickets and the vendor buying space will go to APW. AIDS Project Worcester members will also be on-site.

AIDS Project Worcester's HIV Testing & Education Session at Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 2 p.m.
AIDS Project Worcester will be hosting HIV testing and education at Worcester's Quinsigamond Community College. The event will commence with a mini-health fair and HIV testing services. We will also be providing a guest speaker sharing with students and faculty of the college his personal journey. The event is being cosponsored by the Student Life Center of Quinsigamond Community College.

Michigan

Annual World AIDS Day Program (Detroit)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 3 p.m.
This annual event is hosted by the WSU Community Advisory Board (focused on research) and the Holistic Care Community Advisory Board and supported by the entire clinical team at the WSU Adult HIV/AIDS Program.

"Bad Blood" Film Screening and Panel Discussion (Detroit)
Dec. 1, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Public screening for documentary released in July 2010, telling the story of how HIV entered the blood supply. Panel features cast members Dr. Bruce Evatt, Dr. Dana Kuhn and Eric Weinberg.

30 Years of AIDS: Getting to ZERO (Detroit)
Dec. 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
30 Years of AIDS Video, Candlelight Vigil, Musical Performances.

Michigan Department of Community Health World AIDS Day Meeting (Detroit)
Dec. 1
MDCH hosts community meeting for Detroit-area schools and community members with educational sessions, workshops and special 30 years of AIDS presentation.

NOH8 Campaign - The World AIDS Day Detroit Open Photo Shoot (Detroit)
Dec. 1, 2 - 6 p.m.
The World AIDS Day Detroit Open Photo Shoot on THURSDAY is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. This photo shoot will also be the very first time the NOH8 Campaign has traveled to Michigan!

Minnesota

Second Annual Sarah Simmons Showcase (Minneapolis)
Dec. 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
In observance of World AIDS Day and in memory of local AIDS advocate Sarah Simmons, an open mike forum and on-stage performances will be held to highlight the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on the local African and African American communities.

World AIDS Day Exhibit (St. Paul)
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

African World AIDS Day Event (AWAD) (Minneapolis)
Dec. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The African World AIDS Day Planning Committee is hosting its eighth annual event in observance of World AIDS Day... African physicians, community leaders and survivors will provide educational presentations. Performers, exhibitors and lunch will also be a part of the observance. The event is free and open to the general public.

Mississippi

Building a Foundation for a Better Understanding (Jackson)
Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Forum on Creating Health Ministries for HIV Disease for leaders of Institutions of Faith. There is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Building a Foundation for a Better Understanding (Jackson)
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Forum on Strategies for HIV Testing, Counseling and Referral for social workers, marriage and mental health counselors. There is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The 7th Annual Dr. Trey Mangum Memorial Walk of Grace (Jackson)
Dec. 3, 8 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Walk
The Annual Walk of Grace will be held in Fondren to raise money for Grace House. Grace House is Mississippi's largest and longest operating HIV/AIDS transitional housing. The 3-mile walk begins at St. James' Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, and winds through the Fondren District. As in past years participants will pass through a display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Rapid HIV testing will be available.

Missouri

Community Luncheon at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (Kansas City)
Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Julie Scofield will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Scofield is the Executive Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). NASTAD represents public health employees from every state and U.S. territories directly responsible for the care, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Phil Witt, Fox4 News Anchorman, will serve as Emcee. Reservations for both the Community Luncheon and Reception are required and can be made by calling 816-931-0959 or by email at michael@lintecumgroup.com.

World AIDS Day Reception at the Burstert Studio (Kansas City)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A donation of $50 at the door is requested. Reservations for both the Community Luncheon and Reception are required and can be made by calling 816-931-0959 or by email at michael@lintecumgroup.com.

World AIDS Day Panel Discussion (St. Louis)
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m.
Saint Louis Effort for AIDS presents a free panel discussion at the Lee Auditorium in the Missouri History Museum. Refreshments follow the presentation. Make plans to view the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in the Museum.

TBD World AIDS Day (Columbia)
Dec. 1
Details coming soon for a World AIDS Day event by Rain - Central Missouri, the region's leading STD prevention resource.

World AIDS Day Service (St. Louis)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Come join us as we celebrate and remember the lives of those we have lost or who are living with HIV/AIDS. There will be memories told and a message of hope shared. During the service there will also be a candlelight vigil. Following the service there will be a time of fellowship with light refreshments provided by the Ezekiel Project HIV/AIDS Ministry Team.

Montana

Simply Elegant: Thirty Years of Fighting & Thriving (Billings)
Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
On Dec. 3rd, 2011, the Yellowstone AIDS Project will host the 16th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit to be held at the Big Horn Resort at 6 p.m. This year's event is titled Simply Elegant: Thirty Years of Fighting & Thriving. The evening will include tapas catered by Beyond Basil, a wine tasting, a moving speech by HIV-positive Montanan D. Gregory Smith, and Venture Theatre will be performing excerpts from the Broadway Musical, Rent.

16th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit (Billings)
Dec. 3
The evening will include tapas catered by Beyond Basil, a wine tasting, a moving speech by HIV positive Montanan, D.Gregory Smith and Venture Theatre will be performing excerpts from the Broadway Musical, "Rent".

Nevada

World AIDS Day - Fallen Guardian Angels (Las Vegas)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
In honor of World AIDS Day, "Fallen Guardian Angels," by Las Vegas playwright Edward D Padilla, will be performed as a benefit for Golden Rainbow beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3 at the West Charleston Library (6301 W. Charleston).

New Hampshire

World AIDS Day Open House and Candlelight Vigil (Nashua)
Dec. 1, 4 p.m.
An open house with some light refreshments, members of the Nashua community can meet Task Force staff and tour the agency to learn more about the services and programs being offered. The agency will host a photo booth in which individuals can be photographed with a sign saying why they face HIV/AIDS. The photos will go into an online gallery on the Task Force website. At 5:45 p.m., the agency will hold its annual candlelight vigil at Memorial Park with a reading of the names of those who have passed from HIV disease and its related complications.

World AIDS Day Quilt Exhibit and Presentation (Nashua)
Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Nashua High South DECCA and SADD students will host a showing of four AIDS Quilt panels in the school gym. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Nashua High School South Library with a variety of presentations, including a talk by Wendy Leblanc, assistant director of the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force.

New Jersey

One World. One Hope. (Clifton)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Dec. 2 - 3, 8 p.m.
Stories for, from & about the memories we share with selections from Quilt-A Celebration, The Names Project Book Of Letters, Jeffrey, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, AS IS, The Long Journey Home & The Normal Heart. The Dec. 1st show will be followed by the St. Peter's World AIDs Day Service of Remembrance.

Touch Ministry Presents a Movie and Discussion of "Yesterday" (Morristown)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
This Oscar nominated film is about a devoted mother and wife living in South Africa who learns she has AIDS. She sets her sights on a single goal, to be with her daughter, Beauty, on her first day of class. Discussion to follow.

Episcopal Response to AIDS Event (Hoboken)
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
A liturgy and reception at which time grant awardees are announced.

Brookdale Community College - AIDS Quilt Display (Lincroft)
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Student Life will have three panels from the internationally-celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in the Center for Visual Arts Fine Arts Gallery both days. Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial and a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections. It is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.

Brookdale Community College - AIDS Quilt Display Opening Reception at the Center for Visual Arts Fine Arts Gallery (Lincroft)
Nov. 30, 12 noon
Join staff, faculty and students as we reflect on the opening of the AIDS Quilt Display. Hear from Brookdale Interim President Dr. William Toms, as well as several special guest speakers. Refreshments will be served.

Brookdale Community College - AIDS Testing in the Student Health Center (MAC 112) (Lincroft)
Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by The Student Health Center, the Monmouth Regional Screening Center will be in Brookdale's Student Health Center to provide free, confidential, rapid HIV testing. Referrals to counseling and treatment centers will be available. No appointment for testing is required and walk-ins are welcome.

Brookdale Community College - Movie Screening of Rent (Lincroft)
Dec. 1, 12 noon
Sponsored by Student Life & Activities, a special viewing of the revolutionary Broadway musical, Rent. The film focuses on a ragtag group of bohemians struggling with AIDS, poverty, drugs, illness -- and trying to pay the rent -- in every one of the 525,600 minutes that make up a year. They are "measuring their lives in love." Lunch will be served in the foyer of the Performing Arts Center, and the film will be shown in the theater.

Brookdale Community College - Light Up Brookdale (Lincroft)
Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.
During both days, students will decorate and customize luminary lanterns; the luminaries will then be distributed and displayed down the CVA pathway on World AIDS Day, lighting up Brookdale's campus in honor of those whose lives have been impacted by AIDS. Lanterns, candles and decorative supplies will be provided. All are encouraged and welcome to participate.

Educational and Informational Seminar (Clinton)
Nov. 29, 6 p.m.
North Branch Library - 65 Halstead Street. CCR seminar at 6 p.m. focusing on college assistance for all young adults, followed by Our Youth seminar at 7 p.m. focusing on World AIDS Day and safer sex.

Work It Out Wednesday (Jersey City)
Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
Jordans Lounge - 247 Newark Ave. Monthly Our Youth cash prize contest. $5 cover. Show time at 10 p.m., hosted by D. Banks. Guests include Leona Chanel and Jose Vega.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil (Jersey City)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Our Youth Center - 155 North Street. Led by Pastor Willis of St. John's. Dinner to follow. Special guest Tim Jones.

AIDS Is a Drag - Wrap it Up (Jersey City)
Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
A benefit to educate the community on HIV/AIDS, raise funds for Our Youth, and honor those who have helped the community throughout the year. At the Our Youth Center at 155 North Street, Jersey City. Dinner at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $10 for advanced tickets. $15 at the door.
For more info contact Our Youth at 201-839-5869 or email ouryouth@yahoo.com

New York

Opening Ceremony the Empire State Plaza Convention Center (Albany)
Nov. 29, 9 a.m.
Opening remarks and a symbolic unfolding of an AIDS Memorial Quilt panel

Quilt Display (Albany)
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NYS Department of Health's Commissioner Awards in the Convention Center (Albany)
Nov. 30, 2 - 3 p.m.
Individuals from around the state will be honored for their extraordinary efforts in HIV/AIDS awareness within their community and around New York State

Closing Ceremony in the Convention Center (Albany)
Dec. 1, 3 - 4 p.m.
New panels are dedicated and presented to the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Free HIV Testing AIDS Care Rochester (Corning)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Corning Community College, Triangle Lounge, 1 Academic Drive.
Student Speaker, Brandon Griewank shares his experience living with HIV and answers questions. Dedication Ceremony and FREE FOOD! Call 607-965-9257 for more details.

Central New York AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit (Syracuse)
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
The FACES Program at Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility/Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue, Syracuse will host a three day exhibit of AIDS Memorial Quilts in recognition of World AIDS Day 2011. Titled World AIDS Day 2011: A Time for Education and Remembrance, the exhibit will culminate on Dec. 1 with an interfaith service of remembrance at University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee Street, in Syracuse, NY.

El Cafecito at The East Harlem Cafe (New York City)
Nov. 30, 6 p.m.
A night of music, poetry, and discussion to celebrate and commemorate World AIDS Week. Admission is free. For more information please contact mssm.worldaidsweek@gmail.com.

Getting Down to Zero -- Viva El Barrio (New York City)
Dec. 1, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
At Union Settlement Association 237 East 104th Street (between 3rd and 2nd Avenue). Great music, great food, special performances and lots of dancing. Admission is free. For more information contact 212-828-6000.

A Community Forum on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (New York City)
Dec. 1, 3 - 7 p.m.
At Harlem Hospital Auditorium, 506 Lenox Avenue (Between 135 and 136th Streets)
. Expert panel discussion, entertainment, and dinner will be provided. For more information and to RSVP contact Vanessa Austin -- Vanessa.austin@nychhc.org or Escott Solomon -- ESolomon@institute2000.org.

23rd Annual Celebration of International World AIDS Day (New York City)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
At Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center Auditorium, 1249 Fifth Ave. Global Stories: "Stories from Abroad: Personal Perspectives on Caring for PLWHA Across the Globe". RSVP by Nov 23 to http://tccworldaidsday.entbrite.com or contact Allison Nidetz at anidetz@archcare.org or by phone at 212-360-3605.

World AIDS Day -- Getting to Zero (New York City)
Dec. 1, 12 noon - 3 p.m.
At St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 1872 Amsterdam Avenue, Free HIV counseling and testing, health screenings, HIV/AIDS education and Prevention Resource Tabling. RSVP 212-870-1349 for tabling (Ms. James).

"touched" (New York City)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A photo exhibition examining the impact of HIV/AIDS on Latina and Black /African American women in NYC, at el Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. Free HIV Testing. Sponsored by GMHC. For more information contact Krishna Stone at 646-280-5948.

Time of Reflection and Reading of Names of Those We Have Lost to AIDS (New York City)
Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
At Advent Lutheran Church/Broadway United Church of Christ, 2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street). For more information contact Krishna Stone at 212-367-1016.

World AIDS Day Remembrance Ceremony -- Getting to Zero (New York City)
Dec. 3, 12 noon - 4 p.m.
At The Hamilton Grange Library, 503 West 145th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
, Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services. For more information call 212-749-3656 ext 3103.

Many Women, One Voice: African American Women & HIV (New York City)
Dec. 4, 2 - 4 p.m.
Video premiere and community discussion at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place (138th bet. Lenox & 7th Ave)
. RSVP to Leatrice Wactor at 212-694-6290 or lwactor@nblca.org.

2011 World AIDS Day Observance (New York City)
Dec. 4 and 11, 4 p.m.
At LAI Sanctuary of Praise-Worship Center, 1157 Lexington Avenue (inside All Souls Church, Between 79th and 80th Streets). Featuring the voices from "the Trenches", Aundaray Guess, GMAD.

World AIDS Day Free HIV Testing (New York City)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street (open to the general public)

World AIDS Day Free HIV Testing (New York City)
Dec. 2, 3-11 p.m.
LGBT Community Center: Women's Game Night -- 208 W. 13th St. (open to the general public)

Opening Night: An Art Exhibit of Transformation (New York City)
Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.
HIV adapts to its carrier's body and we've all had to transform our lives in reaction to the AIDS pandemic. This art exhibit by members of the New York City greater community, Housing Works and the New School show how we and our worlds have been transformed through or by the virus.

HIV/AIDS Activism for the 2012 Presidential Elections and Beyond: A World AIDS Day Dialogue (New York City)
Nov. 30, 6 p.m.
Panelists and participants to discuss what the next president must do to end the AIDS pandemic. Facilitated by Johnny Guaylupo (Housing Works). Panel will include: Jaron Benjamin (VOCAL-NY: Why AIDS Housing?), Michael Tikili (Health Gap: What is a Financial Transaction Plan? How does it work?) Susanna Grannis (Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS-Affected Children in Sub-Saharan Africa).

Moving Forward, Getting to Zero: the AIDS Crisis after 30 Years (New York City)
Dec. 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Building upon this year's World AIDS Day theme, the event will bring together experts and practitioners from the fields of science, public health, public policy, and community activism to discuss how the HIV/AIDS epidemic generates an ever-evolving social and collective understanding of HIV/AIDS.

Service and Remembrance (Brooklyn)
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
At Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 275 N. 8th St. (At Havemeyer), Williamburg. A reception will follow.

Project SAFE: World AIDS Day Conference 2011 - Be Change! (Brooklyn)
Dec. 1
This year, we will be hosting an evening youth conference for Brooklyn teens to come together and learn more about how to counteract behavior that leads to unprotected sex and HIV transmission.

QUILT - A Musical Celebration (New York City)
Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
A riveting collection of stories for, from and about The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, arguably the most powerful piece of spontaneous art ever created.

World AIDS Day 2011! (New York City)
Dec. 1
TCC Shares: Global Stories - The 23rd Annual Celebration of International World AIDS Day
"Getting to Zero" - The Mission: Getting to Zero HIV/AIDS-Related Deaths

World AIDS Day: 24-hour AIDS Vigil (New York City)
Dec. 1
Vigil in remembrance of those lost and those infected.

World AIDS Day: Screening of Untitled (New York City)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Untitled is a nonlinear montage of archival and pop footage recalling the passionate activism sparked by the early years of the AIDS crisis.

Spinathon (New York City)
Dec. 4, 1 - 4 p.m.
Join GMHC and spin to stop the cycle of AIDS. $50 registration fee for a team of up to three people.

Different Voices in the Epidemic (New York City)
Dec. 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
A community discussion on the 30th year of HIV/AIDS and how we can help.

Art and AIDS: 30 Years (New York City)
Nov. 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Opening reception for art exhibit.

The Power of Art in the Epidemic (New York City)
Nov. 30 6:30 - 8 p.m.
A panel discussion on the power of art in the HIV epidemic, moderated by Marjorie Hill, PhD, CEO of GMHC.

Out of the Darkness Interfaith Gathering (New York City)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Candlelight vigil, reflection and reading of names.

Latino AIDS Memorial / Servicio Memorial Latino Del SIDA (New York City)
Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m.
Vigil and interfaith service at Iglesia Metodista Unida / "Broadway Temple" - 4111 Broadway New York, NY 10033.
For more information call 646-375-4446 or email dleyva@latinoaids.org

Sabor Latino (New York City)
Nov. 28, 11 p.m.
At the Monster - 80 Grove Street. $6 cover. Hosted by Barbra Herr. Music by DJ Tony Cruz. Guests include Divinity Banks and Shirley Martinez.

Commemorates World AIDS Day 2011 at City Hall (New York City)
Nov. 29, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Watchful Eye testing, outreach and prevention initiative, in collaboration with NYC Faith in Action Coalition.

Exhibition of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (New York City)
Dec. 1 - 2, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, City College is honored to show 320 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest exhibition of the Quilt in New York State this year. First exhibited on the national mall in Washington DC in 1987, the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt now contains more than 44,000 individual memorial panels, most commemorating the life of someone who died of AIDS. Sewn by friends, partners, and family members, they speak powerfully of love, loss, and community.

2011 Pre-World AIDS DAY - Program Installation and Reception of WE-ACT for Education (New York City)
Nov. 27, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
The women of Rwanda articulated 3 clear needs: they needed access to highly active antiretroviral therapy, they needed to test their children for HIV, and they needed help sending their children to school. Education, they told us, was the only way they and their families were going to break the cycle of poverty. We will answer the call with our new program partnership of WE-ACT for Education.

30+ Years of HIV: A Look Back to the Future Honoring our Fallen (New York City)
Dec. 15, 5 - 9 p.m.
Dinner will be served. Testing will be provided by Exponents, Inc. For additional information contact: Rev. Londro Wilson (718) 434-9350 or Rev. Patricia A. Morris (917) 532-0668.

North Carolina

World AIDS Day Breakfast (Charlotte)
Nov. 30, 8 a.m.
The Worlds AIDS Day Breakfast engages the community to respond to HIV through dialogue and to increase awareness and education. Our local supporters and leaders learn how they can take an active role in combating HIV in the Charlotte area.

2011 AIDS Memorial Quilt (Asheville)
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, various times.
AIDS Memorial Quilt on display to the public.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Memorial Vigil (Asheville)
Dec. 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Featuring music by Robert Thomas, Pastyme, Men's Cantaria.

Ohio

Preview of "We Were Here" (Greater Cincinnati)
Dec. 1
An award-winning documentary that takes a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS.

Oregon

WORLD AIDS DAY NW (Portland)
Now - Dec. 1
For World AIDS Day, visitors are asked to create and upload 30 second videos to sites like Vimeo or YouTube on how HIV/AIDS has influenced their lives.

Pennsylvania

Various World AIDS Day Events (Southwestern Pennsylvania)
Nov. 29 - Dec. 4
Great calendar of events in the area, compiled by the AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

World AIDS Day Awareness Event (Indiana)
Dec. 1
The annual World AIDS Day Awareness Event will be held on in the Memorial Field House.

World AIDS Day Services (Coatesville)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
At Tabernacle Baptist Church with refreshments.

World AIDS Day Services (Phoenixville)
Dec. 4, 4 p.m.
At First United Methodist Church of Phoenixville

COLOUR's Annual World AIDS Day Program (Philadelphia)
Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2011 you are invited to attend the COLOURS Organization, Inc.'s Annual World AIDS Day Program: Getting to Zero. This event will honor those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS and dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Free confidential rapid HIV testing available.

World AIDS Day Service (Philadelphia)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Brotherly Love joins other community organizations in commemorating those who have lost their battle to AIDS.

South Carolina

2011 World AIDS Day Video Competition (Rock Hill)
Dec. 1
World AIDS Day is observed each year on Dec. 1st. Catawba Care is proud to partner with Winthrop University's Center for Career & Civic Engagement and Health & Counseling Services to present the 2011 World AIDS Day Video Competition.

Ribbon of Life (Spartanburg)
Dec. 1
Wear red and join us in forming the 4th annual Ribbon of Life to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

South Dakota

Youth Drop-In Center Meeting at World AIDS Day Program (Sioux Falls)
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
This will be the first year that the Center for Equality holds a World AIDS Day Celebration to bring community awareness to the HIV/AIDS Health Crisis.

Tennessee

World AIDS Day 2011 (Nashville)
Dec. 1, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Get the facts about HIV infection, the latest research, and what it's like to live with HIV in Middle Tennessee and around the world. Get tested and know your status with free and confidential rapid HIV testing. Help remove the stigma associated with HIV. Learn about area resources available to those infected and affected by HIV. Celebrate the Middle Tennesseans who are making a difference in the lives of people living with HIV and honor those we've lost over the past 30 years. FREE and open to the public.

CHOICES Holiday Brunch for Women Living with HIV (Memphis)
Dec. 4, 1 - 3 p.m.
Join CHOICES for the Holiday Brunch for Women Living with HIV. There will be food, drinks, gift bags and makeovers by MAC. RSVP early to get a bus pass.

"Know Now. Live Longer." World AIDS Sunday Information and Downloadable Toolkit (Memphis)
Dec. 4
World AIDS Sunday activities will vary depending on the preferences of congregations. Suggested activities include a health care-focused sermon, inclusion of "Know Now. Live Longer." information in bulletins and announcements, and disseminating stickers and red ribbons to congregation members to promote and support this effort.

Texas

Free HIV Testing and Commemorative Service (Dallas)
Dec. 1, 12:30 - 1 p.m. (service)
, 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (free testing)
In honor of World AIDS Day, Parkland hospital's HIV Services will provide no cost Rapid HIV testing open to Parkland patients and the community from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the HIV/AIDS Clinic, 1936 Amelia Court, Dallas. For more information, please contact Darrel Bell, RN, Program Manager for HIV Prevention, at 214-590-8548.

Red Ribbons Toy Drive (Houston)
Nov. 7 - Dec. 7
The Red Ribbon Toy Drive brings holiday joy to children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

2011 World AIDS Day Luncheon (Houston)
Dec. 1, 11 a.m.
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH), Houston's oldest and largest AIDS service organization, is hosting its annual luncheon to commemorate World AIDS Day.

Thomas Street Memorial Service and "Tree of Remembrance" (Houston)
Dec. 1, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

World AIDS Day Citywide Candlelighting Observance (Houston)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tranquility Park - Downtown Houston
Candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost and those infected.

27th International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference Guide (Houston)
Dec. 1 - 4
"The 27th International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference will bring together hundreds of openly LGBT leaders in government, politics, advocacy, business and community organizations..."

World AIDS Day: Austin Remembers, Austin Responds (Austin)
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 7 - 9 p.m.
The city's first-ever collaborative event to commemorate World AIDS Day. This FREE full-day event will include dynamic presentations and displays on current and cutting-edge topics for community leaders, HIV/AIDS professionals, and the general public, as well as professional continuing education (CEU/CNE) workshops for nurses, social workers, LPCs, and LMFTs.

Candlelight Observance (Houston)
Dec. 1, 5 - 7 p.m
The Graduate College of Social Work and the GCSW Alumni Association are proud sponsors of Houston World AIDS Day Candlelight Observance. The GCSW will join with others in the community at Tranquility Park in downtown Houston in a show of commitment to helping those impacted by HIV/AIDS, remembrance for lives lost, and hope for the future.

World AIDS Day 2011 (Dallas)
Dec. 1, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
To commemorate 30 years of HIV/AIDS, and the 2011 World AIDS Day, local businesses, community groups, and residents will gather at Main Street Garden in Downtown Dallas. The event in Main Street Garden includes celebratory music, inspirational speakers, and moments of reflection. The themes for the evening are strength, hope, and knowledge.

Utah

Utah AIDS Foundation's World AIDS Day Life Fund Breakfast (Salt Lake City)
Dec. 1, 8 - 9 a.m.
Come see how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS, on World AIDS Day, and throughout the year. The World AIDS Day Life Fund breakfast is a FREE event that allows us a chance to share our vision on HIV prevention and client services. We will also be taking this opportunity to invite attendees to support these vital programs. Please RSVP for more details to Teresa Hyatt at teresa.hyatt@utahaids.org or by calling 801-487-2323.

No One's Stigma: A Night of Spoken Word (Salt Lake City)
Dec. 1, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
The Utah Pride Center's HIV Prevention Team, Sugarhouse Coffee and Planned Parenthood of Utah Teen Council present a World AIDS Day Open Mic to fight back against stigma and empower our community through creative expression. Are you a bad ass MC? Do you have a story to tell? Are you over HIV/AIDS stigma? We need every voice we can get to speak out against stigma.

Free HIV Testing! (Salt Lake City)
Nov. 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In addition to Utah Pride Center's regular weekly HIV Testing, the Prevention Team will be hosting free HIV testing at Westminster College.

Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Longtime Companion (Salt Lake City)
Dec. 2, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
In honor of World AIDS Day, please join the Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, and the Utah Pride Center for a balloon release to acknowledge those infected with HIV and to make a pledge to protect one's own health. This will be followed by a screening of the film, Longtime Companion, followed by a panel discussion.

Utah State University's Center for Women and Gender - Various Events
Nov. 16 - Dec. 1
All events are free and open to the public. Check the flyer for more details.

Vermont

Candlelight Vigil and Reception (Burlington)
Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Vermont CARES will be hosting a vigil followed by a reception, reflection and debut of its "Portraits Project."

Virginia

Free Movie Screening - World AIDS Day 2011 (Alexandria)
Dec. 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Please join us for a FREE screening of the film "The Other City," a documentary film about people struggling with HIV/AIDS in our area. Reception at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP!

Washington

World AIDS Day Breakfast (Seattle)
Dec. 1, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
The largest benefit of its kind in the Northwest, the breakfast is a fundraiser for Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Gay City Health Project, Seattle Counseling Service, and Seattle Area Support Groups, who work together to provide crucial HIV prevention, education, support and care in the Seattle area.

Washington D.C.

International Conference on Stigma
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The goals of this year's conference are to discuss HIV related stigma, describe how stigma fuels the spread of HIV/AIDS, and interventions to de-stigmatize HIV. High quality posters will reflect these goals and provide professional or community-based evidence.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle in remembrance of those lost and those infected.

An Afternoon and Evening at the Latin American Youth Center
Dec. 1, 4 - 10 p.m.
A viewing of "The Other City" with Jose and J'mia (two of the featured community members in the film). A quilt making project. A performance of The Battle, a locally created play about HIV and relationships. Ending with a candlelight vigil.

Youth Performances at Busboys and Poets
Nov. 29, 5 - 8 p.m.
Performances by: Teens Against the Spread of AIDS, Mary Bowman, youth from La Clinica Del Pueblo, SMYAL, the Latin American Youth Center, Metro TeenAIDS and The Women's Collective.

West Virginia

Memorial Walk and Candlelight Vigil
Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Vigil walk from Mountain Lair to Mon Country Courthouse for World AIDS Day Service.

World AIDS Day Benefit
Dec. 2, evening
Includes a raffle and drag show. Proceeds provide Christmas gifts for Caritas House clients.

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point World AIDS Day Event (Steven Points)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
The organization, Lead by Example, will hold an Awareness Walk at UW-Stevens Point beginning at 5:30 p.m. Those wanting to join should meet in Room 116 of the College of Professional Studies Building. Participants will circle the campus and return to CPS Room 116 at 6 p.m., followed by refreshments, a presentation by the guest speaker and AIDS researcher Matt Reynolds, and a question-and-answer session.

  

International Events

Australia

CabaRED (Conniston)
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2011 and as a special fundraising event for ACON Illawarra, The Phoenix Theatre is proud to present CabaRED.

Showing of "The Lazarus Effect"
Dec. 1
Australian broadcaster SBS will air the documentary "The Lazarus Effect" at 2:20 p.m. to mark the passing of World AIDS Day and to highlight the battle against the disease.

The World AIDS Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV/AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibition (Sydney)
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The opening of the World AIDS Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV/AIDS memorial Quilt Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

World AIDS Day Commemoration (Perth, Western Australia)
Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
You are invited to this event to remember and celebrate the lives of those people affected by HIV, and to acknowledge the recipients of the 2011 World AIDS Day Awards for their achievements and commitment to demystifying and reducing HIV stigma. AIDS Memorial, Robertson Park corner Stuart St & Fitzgerald St, North Perth.

"Working Towards a Cure" Art Exhibition (Perth, Western Australia)
Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This exhibition consists of works by people living with HIV and explores the peer-selected theme of "Working Towards a Cure." Many of these works were developed over a series of art, creative writing and photography workshops held during 2011.

Canada

8th Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast (Toronto)
Dec. 1
Join the 8th annual World AIDS Day Breakfast, organized by Oxfam Canada, the Canadian Treatment Action Council, North Toronto Business and Professional Women's Club and the Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS.

Join the CAST!
Now - Dec. 1
Visitors are encouraged to create 30-90 second videos in one of two categories to answer "what HIV means to you."

Social Media Avatars
Now - Dec. 1
Visitors are encouraged to download avatars and posters as part of Do Something, a World AIDS Day campaign to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS.

Voices of Hope Concert for World AIDS Day (Toronto)
Dec. 1
Concert and candlelighting ceremony in remembrance of World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day Gala (Ottawa)
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Join the Canadian AIDS Society in commemorating a 25 year legacy of responding to the epidemic and in marking 30 years of HIV/AIDS in Canada, at the fourth annual World AIDS Day gala.

World AIDS Day Breakfast (Toronto)
Dec. 1, 7 a.m. (Registration), 8-9 a.m. (Program)
At Arcadian Court, 410 Bay St. (at Queen Street W.), 8th Floor. $45/ticket, $400/table of 10, $1000/table with logo and verbal recognition.
To order, contact Rafal Posiadly, 416-803-3114 or WADBreakfast11@gmail.com.

China

BIT's (BITeomics) 2nd World AIDS Day (HIV-2011) (Beijing)
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. - Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
HIV-2011 aims to serve as both the premier platform for sharing foremost research results in the area and as a forum for introducing and exploring new concepts. This event will include multinational efforts for education and research in the field of HIV and AIDS epidemic. Major topics will be discussed as follows: Epidemiology, Prevention, Social Sciences, Economics, Care and Health Systems, Basic Science of AIDS, Drug Discovery and Development, Clinical Sciences of HIV and Treatment, and Community Engagement in AIDS Control.

Ireland

World AIDS Day Concert (Dublin)
Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
To mark World AIDS Day a concert is being held in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The concert is in aid of The GUIDE Clinic at St James's Hospital and The Bone Marrow for Leukemia Trust. It will feature GLORIA - Dublin's Lesbian and Gay Choir, Beating Time a ladies barbershop chorus, The Dublin Gospel Project and solo performers Julie Feeney and Sean Boylan, among others. Email billy@guideclinic.ie for tickets which are €20 each.

South Africa

Seminar: HSRC Cares and Acts: 0% HIV-Related Deaths 100% Life (Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria)
Dec. 1, 8:45-10
This year our focus is on young women in South Africa who are most vulnerable to HIV infection. We invite you to join us, the Human Sciences Research Council, in honouring and raising awareness on this important day.

Spain

Flashmob (Madrid)
Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Callao Square. We will congregate as much people as we can, dance and video record it. After that we will combine the recorded track with the same performance performed by Nyumbani children in Africa and upload to YouTube and Facebook.

United Kingdom

Thursgays World AIDS Fundraiser (Reading)
Dec. 1, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Screening of "Philadelphia" (Newy)
Dec. 1, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Balloon release (Newy)
Dec. 1
On Thursday 1st Dec. 2011 the Newry Rainbow Community along with the Mayor of Newry & Mourne District will be releasing "Red Balloons" in front of Newry City Hall at 1:00pm.

Bake Aware
Dec. 1 - year round
Get your apron on and get baking! One of the most fun and popular ways to Act Aware and raise funds for National AIDS Trust's (NAT) work is to "Bake Aware" -- it's also a great excuse to share some tasty treats.

World AIDS Mass (London)
Dec. 4
"Annual World AIDS Mass, organized by Catholics for AIDS Prevention & Support (CAPS) and the peer support network, Positive Catholics. The Mass is co-sponsored with the Soho Masses Pastoral Council (www.sohomasses.com). Celebrant & Preacher: Father John Sherrington CP, UK Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Passion. Refreshments follow the Mass with a bookstall and information-table available. All are welcome - disabled access is limited, unfortunately."

World AIDS Day 2011 - Waverley Care Events (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness)
Dec. 1
Waverley Care will be hosting three Community Gathering events across Scotland on Thursday Dec. 1 to mark World AIDS Day 2011.

  

Activities in Multiple Locations

Wear a Red Ribbon and Raise Awareness
Dec. 1
The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. You can easily make your own using ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin!

The Church is Sstanding Up: World AIDS Day 2011
Dec. 1 - 4
PRAY for people affected by AIDS and those caring for them.
TALK with your family, church, and community about HIV prevention.
VISIT people who are sick and vulnerable, and support organizations that do the same.
CARE for children orphaned due to AIDS. Support programs that provide for their needs.
FIGHT discrimination. Share about God's love for people living with AIDS.
GIVE to NCM's Global AIDS Fund to support care and prevention ministries worldwide.

Facing AIDS
Download a sign and share your message about why you're Facing AIDS. Take photo with your sign, upload and share it online.

Free Download of World AIDS Day 2011 Posters For Your Campaign
Now - Dec. 1

Getting to Zero
Dec. 1
World AIDS Day this year is about "Getting to Zero." Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

Bloggers Unite
Dec. 1
Objective: To raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

Baptist Global Response
Dec. 1
Tools to help you mobilize your congregation or small group to reach out with the love of Christ to people in need because of HIV/AIDS.

Online Screenings of The Carrier -- A Film by Maggie Betts
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. EST, 10:30 p.m. EST
In participation with (RED), proceeds from these online screenings will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. On this World AIDS Day, viewers can watch the film by logging in at http://constellation.tv/carrier. Showtimes are each followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Maggie Betts, a longtime advocate, volunteer and philanthropist for the rights of HIV positive women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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