This is just a partial list of the many World AIDS Day activities around the world and across the United States. Check with your local HIV/AIDS organization for additional events. Click here
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Across the Country
- FACE AIDS: Student World AIDS Day Events
Events to raise awareness of HIV are being held at campuses across the country.
- Next Aid: World AIDS Day Events
Join a dance party in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, Omaha, Phoenix, San Francisco, Syracuse and Washington D.C. to raise money for African children orphaned by AIDS.
- LIFEbeat's Annual Bid2BeatAIDS eBay Auction (begins Dec. 1)
This huge annual entertainment memorabilia auction kicks off at noon Eastern Time on Dec. 1. Proceeds go to LIFEbeat -- The Music Industry Fights AIDS. The first four Bid2BeatAIDS auctions raised over $300,000. More than 600 items have already been received for this year's auction -- and new signed celebrity items are coming in every day!
- World AIDS Day Bike Ride (Nov. 29, 2009)
Join us in your hometown for a short 29-mile ride on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 8 a.m. as cyclists from all over the world ride in unity to fight for a cure to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
In addition to the state-by-state list below, you can find additional U.S. World AIDS Day events here.
- Arizona Department of Health Services Presents "Arizona Remembers ..." (Phoenix, Dec. 1)
Come to Grace Lutheran Church (1124 North 3rd Street) to remember and honor the names of our friends and family members. Anyone in the community is invited to create a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. All panels brought to the event will be sent in to the NAMES Project, where they will become part of this national treasure.
- Yuma World AIDS Day 2009
Arizona Western College 3C Facility.
- World AIDS Day at the National AIDS Memorial (San Francisco, Dec. 1)
Participate in the National AIDS Memorial's 15th annual observance of World AIDS Day, and hear two members of a family affected by HIV share their experiences.
- Hollywood Remembers (Los Angeles, Nov. 29)
A free show in Hollywood including choral works, video presentations and impersonators will honor Hollywood artists and entertainers who died of AIDS and the people who continue to fight AIDS today.
- AIDS Around The World: A World AIDS Day Special (San Francisco, Dec. 1)
- A Day of Activities Sponsored by Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services (Monterey County, Dec. 1)
Activities will begin in Monterey and Salinas at 7 a.m. -- volunteers needed! The day will culminating in a festive commemoration -- including speakers, food and a candlelight vigil -- at 6 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church (425 Carmel Ave., Marina).
- Bay Area Events Honor World AIDS Day (San Francisco Bay Area, Dec. 1)
- World AIDS Day Ecumenical Service (San Francisco, Dec. 1)
- World AIDS Day Art Exhibit: Condom Tree by Michael Pearce (Nov. 24 - Dec. 2)
California Lutheran University
- World AIDS Day 2009 at California Lutheran University
Showing of a documentary "Little Secrets." In this documentary, 10 HIV-positive teenagers challenge themselves, their disease, and the whitewater rapids of the Salmon River
- New HIV/AIDS Stage Play Monsters Anonymous at Trinity-on-Main (New Britain, Dec. 1)
This play chronicles the lives of several young adults about to embark on the challenges and pressures of having unprotected sex. The story deals with stigma and how we as a society place our misconceptions on other people. Performance at 6 p.m., vigil and balloon release at 8 p.m. This event is free. Click here for ticketing and booking information. The play will also come to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 18.
- Reflections: A World AIDS Day Concert (Sarasota, Nov. 29)
An evening of songs and stories featuring professional performers from the community, including Baron and Connie Garriott, Jorge Acosta, Jeannette Lavoy and musical director Jimmy Cox.
- Prayer & Healing - Together We Can Lead (Fort Lauderdale, Nov. 30)
Attend a service in honor of World AIDS Day at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
- "Through the Eyes of Love," a World AIDS Day Art Exhibition (Miami Beach, Dec. 1)
Miami Beach Community Health Center's second edition of "Through the Eyes of Love" will showcase art and photographs, symbolizing local artists' thoughts and feelings as they relate to HIV/AIDS.
- Manasota World AIDS Day (Sarasota, Dec. 5)
The 2009 World AIDS Day event will be held Saturday, December 5, at Pride Community Park.
- World AIDS Day Gala (Pinellas, Dec. 5)
AIDS Service Association of Pinellas 18th annual World AIDS Day gala.
- Pasco Community HIV Awareness Fair (New Port Richey, Dec. 5)
- World AIDS Day Interfaith Prayer Breakfast (Atlanta, Dec. 1)
Join the AIDS Alliance for Faith and Health at a World AIDS Day prayer breakfast at St. Philip AME Church (240 Candler Road (at Memorial Dr.), Atlanta, GA 30317) from 8 to 10 a.m. Program includes speakers, music and an awards presentation. Admission is $25. After November 25th, people are encouraged to purchase tickets at the event.
- World AIDS Day Events on Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Maui Islands (Nov. 18 - Dec. 7)
You're invited to a participate in a variety of events throughout Hawaii, including a "Living Positive in Hawaii " photo exhibit, concerts, a display of the AIDS memorial quilt and a state-wide contest for middle- and high-school students.
- Screening of Hope's Voice Campaign's "Does HIV Look Like Me?" Videos (Pocatello, Dec. 1)
The HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Council will present an event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (309 Garfield Ave., Pocatello). The evening will include screenings of personal videos created by young adults living with HIV.
- World AIDS Day Walk (Lafayette, Nov. 28)
Following the walk, stick around for a community health fair featuring food and entertainment.
- HIV Awareness Music Project (HAMP) Presents: HAMP Fest 2009 (New Orleans, Dec. 1)
Join Trombone Shorty, Soul Rebels, 5th Ward Weebie and others at The Howlin' Wolf (907 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130) on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. for an evening of music to raise money for New Orleans-area HIV/AIDS organizations. Buy tickets at www.howlin-wolf.com.
- The 4th Annual World AIDS Day Extravaganza (Newark, Dec. 1)
Come to a free event at Newark Symphony Hall designed to educate and empower the community by teaching about HIV prevention, offering access to HIV and other STD testing and sharing the stories of people with HIV.
- RU Pride and Our Youth Present Concert for Change: An Educational Benefit in Recognition of World AIDS Day (Newark, Dec. 1)
Join Our Youth and RU Pride, Rutgers-Newark's LGBTQ group, on the Rutgers-Newark campus on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. for a night of performances and HIV/AIDS awareness.
- Our Youth Remembers & Rejoices (Jersey City, Dec.3)
Come to the Our Youth Center (155 North St., Jersey City NJ 07307) on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. for an evening of remembrance. Free admission, dinner, candlelight vigil and guest speakers; live performances by Baby Doll Oz and a skit by COPE.
- Horizon Health Center Presents World AIDS Day (Jersey City, Dec. 4)
This event on Friday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. features speakers, refreshments and live entertainment provided by Our Youth and Saving Grace Management.
- Our Youth's 4th Annual AIDS Is a Drag! WRAP It UP! (Jersey City, Dec. 5)
Benefit dinner hosted by Tyra A. Ross and LaRitza Dumont, featuring fabulous honorees, including contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race. Music provided by DJ Jeminii.
New York City
- 15th Annual "Reading of the Names" Vigil NYC (Dec. 1)
- Armani Exchange Holiday Shopping Event Benefitting Treatment Action Group (Dec. 1)
For every purchase you make at Armani Exchange (129 Fifth Avenue @ 20th St.) between 6 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit Treatment Action Group. RSVP to email@example.com.
- Light for Rights: World AIDS Day 2009 (Dec. 1)
- My Hero Gala: A World AIDS Day Fundraiser (Dec. 1)
Join Aid for AIDS for a silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony to fund services for people living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean region and HIV-positive immigrants in New York City. Tickets start at $500.
- Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS (Dec. 1)
Come to Housing Works Bookstore Café (126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012) to hear work by poets who've died from AIDS read by their friends and colleagues.
- Removing Barriers, Addressing Stigma (Dec. 9)
Featuring Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS (107.5 FM) as master of ceremonies with musical performances by rapper Doug E. Fresh and the ARC choir.
- Two Men Talking, Starring Paul Browde and Murray Nossel; Directed by Dan Milne (Dec. 1)
Part storytelling and part conversation, Two Men Talking is an unscripted performance that shares two lifelong friends' real stories of harassment, homophobia, racism and HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the U.S. Audience members are invited to share as well, combining "elements of theatre, therapy, and real life." 7 p.m., Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street). Free Admission (no tickets required).
- World AIDS DAY Roman Catholic Mass (Dec. 1)
In remembrance of all those affected by HIV/AIDS, the Eucharist will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m., in the chapel of Xavier High School at 30 W. 16th St. This remembrance is sponsored by the LGBT and Young Adults Ministries as well as the Peace and Justice Committee of the Church of Saint Francis Xavier. Go to www.sfxavier.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please invite family and friends. A collection will be taken to benefit God's Love We Deliver. All are welcome.
- New HIV/AIDS Stage Play Monsters Anonymous at Scottish Rite Temple (Brooklyn, Dec. 18)
This play chronicles the lives of several young adults about to embark on the challenges and pressures of having unprotected sex. The story deals with stigma and how we as a society place our misconceptions on other people. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served.
Outside of New York City
- World AIDS Day Luncheon 2009: Stronger Together (Seattle, Dec. 1)
Several Seattle area groups have collaborated to host their sixth annual World AIDS Day luncheon at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, featuring music, performances and talks from seasoned AIDS activists. Registration is required, but the event is free and open to the public.
- Canadian World AIDS Day Events
- World AIDS Day Religious Services in Ontario (Waterloo area, Ontario, Nov. 27 - Dec. 1)
At least nine churches in the Waterloo region will observe World AIDS Day with cross-denominational events on or around Dec. 1. Some services will blend Christian liturgy with elements of other spiritual traditions; others will feature firsthand accounts of HIV/AIDS work in resource-limited areas around the world. A special liturgy for use in World AIDS Day services is also available at www.e-alliance.ch.
You can find more South African World AIDS Day events here.
You can find more British World AIDS Day events here.