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December 1, 2008

Events Calendar

Back to WAD homepageBack in 1988, the World Health Organization and U.N. General Assembly first declared December 1 "World AIDS Day." This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event dedicated to remembering those we've lost to the virus and to recommitting with vigor to the fight against AIDS.


Bacharach to the Future Fund-Raiser

December 1, 2008
New World Stages
340 W. 50th St.
New York, NY

POZ is pleased to announce the premier performance of Bacharach to the Future, a fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Director, Bruce Kimmel (The First Nudie Musical and The Brain From Planet X) and Musical Director, Alex Rybeck (Grand Hotel and Damn Yankees) have taken the reins of this production, which honors music legend Burt Bacharach, the composer of “That’s What Friends Are For,” the pioneering recording that benefited The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985.

Promises, Promises, Mr. Bacharach’s award winning musical, opened on Broadway forty years ago December 1, 1968. Special guests scheduled to appear include Gloria Reuben (ER), Tony winner Christian Hoff (Pal Joey, Jersey Boys) and Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), host and associate producer, Kevin Spirtas (The Boy From OZ), Tony winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity), Jason Graae (Forever Plaid), Emmy winner Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Amanda Baker (All My Children), Billy Porter (Angels in America, Jesus Christ Superstar), Linda Purl (Tom Sawyer), Julie Reiber (Wicked, Rent), Katie Adams (Wicked) and Matt Walton (Hair, Burn After Reading), with other talented New York performers to be announced.

This show launches a partnership between POZ and BC/EFA. It continues a solid history of POZ fund-raising for AIDS Walk New York and Los Angeles these last two years. Bacharach to the Future is POZ’s tribute to the industry that has been in the forefront in helping to fight this disease.

$51.50—Balcony seating
$66.50—Orchestra seating
$251.50—Gold Circle Seating VIP seats with admission into the post-show Cocktail Reception.

www.newworldstages.com; 646.871.1730

World AIDS Day 2008

HARD Office Campus
Ramayampet Mandal, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh State, India

November 14 - December 2, 2008

Human Action for Rural Development (HARD), a voluntary organization, is organizing World AIDS Day programmes in Ramayampet area of Medak district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Elocution, essay writing, songs and painting competitions for youth and students will be organised besides rallies, cultural events in 25 villages covering 38,000 populations.

On December 1st, a mammoth rally with 10,000 youth, CSOs, women's groups, government and non-government organisations will be organized at Ramayampet town and culminates as a public meeting.

Volunteers from India and outside are provided free simple accommodation from November 14 to December 2 in Ramayampet hard office campus.

For further details, contact HARD Projects Manager, Mr. Krishna Mohan Rao Adiraju at akmrs8@hotmail.com and Mobile: +919949971971

Keep the Promise 2008
November 30, 2008

The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY

The World AIDS Day 2008 Planning Committee for the NYC World AIDS Day invite you and your organization to participate in this year's event.

Free Public Event: All Are Welcome

Doors open at 4:30 pm - Program begins at 5:00 pm

Event Program Highlights:
Salute to the 20th anniversary of the United Nations UNAIDS Program
Briefing on the U.S. campaign for a National AIDS Strategy by CHAMP
NYC, national and international leaders sharing how they will "keep the promise"
Candle light remembrance
Reception following the gathering

For all information and ways to volunteer for the event:
Phone: (212) 870-6873
Email: riversidehiv@aol.com
Website: http://www.wadnyc.org/

World AIDS Day 2008 Healing In Your Praise Gospel Concert

November 30, 2008
4:00 - 6:30pm & 6:30 - 10:00pm

Kelly Strayhorm Theater
5941 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

Gospel Artists: Spirit Filled & New Generation, Sheila Beasley, Paige McIntosh, Frederick Dukes

Entertainers: J & J Mime, "KAAIOZ" Dance Artist, S.Q. Christian Hip-Hop Artist, Beam of Light Mime Ministry

Speakers: Debra Dennison, Jamie Manson

Poets: Rev. Eric McIntosh "EZ", Kevin B. Wells

Hosted By: Rev. David Sutton, Rev. Dr. Marla B. Johnson


Reception Follow & Table Information

Sponsored By: Love Ministry Outreach Visitors

For further information, contact Minister Terry Fluker at (412) 628-6813.

World AIDS Day Event in Second Life
November 30 - December 1, 2008

Join us in Second Life for a World AIDS Day Musical Festival on November 30 and on December 1 for a World AIDS Day event that will feature HIV/AIDS presentations and displays, tours, writing workshops, and virtual red ribbons and t-shirts. For more information, visit the Second Life World AIDS Day page.

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

St. George's Church
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

6pm - 7pm
December 1, 2008

Please join us as we celebrate the lives of those we have lost to HIV/AIDS. Bless them all.

Design, Show & Auction World AIDS Day T-Shirts
Helenswood Upper School Lecture Theatre
Hastings, Great Britain

18:00 to 22:15
December 1, 2008

Special T-shirts may be purchased at specific sites. Designs for World AIDS Day can be put on them by either - screen print, sew, ebroider, paint, stick etc The T-shirts will then be paraded on a catwalk and judged. The winner will be awarded an Ipod as a prize. All the t-shirts will then be auctioned off. All the proceeds will go to local AIDS charities.
This event is open to everyone, but limited to 100 entrants due to timescale.

Dine Out Ann Arbor
December 1, 2008
7pm - 8pm
Sacred Heart Church
Jeffersonville, IN

The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart in Jeffersonville, Indiana would like to welcome everyone to our World Aids Day Prayer Service.
This will be an evening to pledge our commitment to be light for all those affected by the darkness of HIV/AIDS. Whatever name you call God, however you choose to name your higher power, let us pray and work together to spread a message of acceptance, justice and peace to all parts of the world.

World AIDS Day Leadership Service
December 1, 2008
5:30pm - 7pm

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, MO

World AIDS Day Leadership Service
Followed by
AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City
Reception, Kansas City Arts Institute
Vanderslice Hall

Club UNITY of Flagler College Hosts City of St. Augustine & St. John's County World AIDS Day 2008
December 1, 2008
10am - 10pm

Flagler College
Saint Augustine, FL

Club UNITY of Flagler College, the City of St. Augustine and St. John's County, Florida...Celebrate World AIDS Day 2008.

The event will feature a health fair, guest speakers, educational resources, free on-site HIV Testing, an official service, candlelight procession down St. George Street, and concluding in a Candlight Memorial.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.flaglerclubunity.org

NJCRI and the NJ STOP AIDS Coaltion 3rd Annual World AIDS Day Extravaganza!
December 1, 2008
4pm - 7pm

Newark Symphony Hall
Newark, NJ

Newark has the highest incidence of HIV Infection in the state of New Jersey with Minority communities disproportionately impacted. As of December 31, 2007, African Americans made up 81% and Hispanics 15% of the total reported cases of HIV infection.

The time to fight is NOW! The 3rd annual World AIDS Day Extravaganza is a wake-up call for the communities of Newark and surrounding areas to rise up and demand Education, Prevention and Testing to protect themselves and their loved ones. Our World AIDS Day Extravaganza will educate, empower and affirm the community through the dissemination of HIV/AIDS Prevention messages, access to free & confidential HIV testing, and the sharing of experiences from those infected and affected by HIV & AIDS. NJCRI and the NJ STOP AIDS Coalition understands that we cannot fight this battle alone; but with a joint effort we can make a great impact in the war on HIV & AIDS! JOIN US?LEAD the fight against HIV & AIDS, EMPOWER your community to take action, and DELIVER on your promise to STOP AIDS!

AID FOR AIDS International My Hero Gala 2008
December 1, 2008
Cocktails: 7:00 pm, Dinner: 8:00 pm

409 E. 59th St
New York, NY

The 2008 My Hero Award is presented to those who show unwavering courage and perseverance in the battle to eliminate HIV and AIDS.

· Lead Table of 10 $50,000
· Patron Table of 10 $25,000
· Supporter Table of 10 $12,500
· Supporter Ticket $1,000 each
· Individual Ticket $500 each

Click here to buy tickets or tables.

LIFEbeat and Virgin Megastore Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness on World AIDS Day
December 1, 2008

LIFEbeat has partnered with Virgin Megastore to provide HIV information tables at several retail locations nationwide on December 1st, World AIDS Day, 2008. LIFEbeat's volunteers and partner AIDS Service Organizations (ASO's) will be on hand to distribute HIV/AIDS prevention information and ONE Condoms®. In addition to outreach at Virgin Megastores, LIFEbeat materials will be displayed and distributed at World AIDS Day events throughout the U.S.and Puerto Rico. For more information about LIFEbeat's World AIDS Day events, visit: http://www.lifebeat.org/news.cfm/article/99.

Out of the Darkness: A World AIDS Day Vigil and March
December 1, 2008

Judson Memorial Church
New York, NY

LIFEbeat, GMHC, AREA, the Haring Foundation and others in the NYC AIDS community will join together for a special 20th Anniversary World AIDS Day remembrance program, including a candlelight vigil and march to the Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, and a reading of names of those we have lost to AIDS. The event will be wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted, and refreshments will be served following the program.

For more details on this event, visit http://www.lifebeat.org/news.cfm/article/100.

Hearts & Voices Brings World AIDS Day to Residential AIDS Facilities
December 1, 2008

New York, NY

LIFEbeat's Hearts & Voices Program brings the gift of live music to thousands of HIV+ New Yorkers each year. Through a large network of talented artists and volunteers, we entertain audiences with music of all genres, from hip-hop to classical. In observance of World AIDS Day, LIFEbeat volunteer artists will bring special performances to two of our client facilities:

Rivington House
Jill Melanie Wirth & Gordan Chambers performing

Casa Promesa
Metropolitones performing

For more information about LIFEbeat's Hearts & Voices Program, visit http://www.heartsandvoices.org/.

Bid 2 Beat AIDS is Back
December 1, 2008

New York, NY

Give and give back this holiday season! LIFEbeat launches its 4th annual eBay Bid 2 Beat AIDS auction on December 1st, World AIDS Day. Check out our eBay Store or Bid2BeatAIDS.com for unique celebrity memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences from artists like Beyonce, Madonna, Panic at the Disco, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bernadette Peters, Jay-Z and more...

Don't wait! Auctions start closing on December 11th.

Fourth Worlds AIDS Day Ecumenical Service
December 1, 2008

7:30 – 8:45 pm – Ecumenical Service
Zion Lutheran Church
143 Albany
Ferndale, MI

8:45 – 10:00 pm – Reception
For Information Call (248)399-7741

Donations of new blankets to support Higher Ground are welcome.
Offertory for Midwest AIDS Prevention Program & Higher Ground.
Funding for reception donated by Diamond Jim's Saloon & prepared by the Motor City Bears.

Walk to Fight AIDS in Africa
December 1, 2008
O'fallon, IL

Join Trish and Morgen at O'Fallon Park as we walk to fight AIDS in Africa.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is strongly affecting our generation, and we need to take action! Join us on World AIDS day as we walk to provide treatment to HIV positive mothers in Africa. This treatment will help prevent the chances of their unborn child contracting the HIV/AIDS virus. For every person that walks, TakeTheWalk.net will donate $1 on your behalf. All you have to do is walk. The drug that we are walking for costs $.33 a day, so by walking one mile you will have provided 3 days of medical treatment to mothers in need. Join us as we Take The Walk.
We will meet in front of the Katy Cavins Community Center.

Free HOT CHOCOLATE after the walk!!
For more information: trish76543@hanson.net iluvzwhanson@hanson.net

University of Georgia World AIDS Day Walk
December 1, 2008
Athens, GA

Come walk with us at the University of Georgia on December 1, World AIDS Day. We will start at the Tate Student Center Plaza, and walk up Lumpkin to the Arch and back down to Tate through North Campus.

Co-host names: Lauren Lazarus (llazarus@uga.edu) and Erin Davis (eorcrazy@aol.com)

We chose to focus on AIDS for our walk because December 1 is World AIDS Day, so we felt it would be an appropriate cause to draw attention to.

University of Tulsa World AIDS Day Walk
December 1, 2008

University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

Join us at 6:00pm on World AIDS Day to walk on the University of Tulsa campus.

We wanted to host a walk because it shows that our generation can get out there and do something about what is going on in our world and not just sit by and watch things happen. We are not a passive generation. We are walking to show that we can do something to make a difference. Walking for AIDS on World AIDS Day!

Contact Erin Haworth for more info: erin-haworth@utulsa.edu

Reading of the Names Vigil
December 1, 2008

City Hall Park
New York, NY

Housing Works will host our 14th annual 24-hour World AIDS Day commemoration, the "Reading of the Names Vigil" at City Hall Park. Rain, sleet or snow, hundreds of participants will call out the names of thousands of people who have died of AIDS. Anyone can come by and read names to alert the powers that be that no one else need die of AIDS or get HIV. Join us in reminding the world that AIDS is not over.

For more information contact Dennis Weakley at dennis.weakley@gmail.com.

Black AIDS Institute 8TH Annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards and Gala
December 1, 2008

The Allen Room, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
33 West 60th Street
New York, NY

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the leading organization dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS in Black communities, is hosting its 8th annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala Reception and Awards Presentation with Danny Glover, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Williams, Hill Harper, Grazell Howard and Dr. Neil Lowe. BAI will honor five extraordinary women and John Demsey for the M.A.C AIDS Fund's work toward ending the AIDS pandemic.

6:00pm--Red Carpet Arrivals
6:30pm--VIP Reception, Special Performance by Oscar-nominated choir Impact
7:30pm – Awards Presentation, Special Performances by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Evidence Dance Company and Case

The 8th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala Reception and Awards Presentation will feature special performances by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Platinum selling R&B artist Case, Oscar-nominated Impact Repertory Theater and Evidence Dance Company. BET Network's CEO Debra Lee, Vogue's Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley, Power 105FM radio personality Ed Lover, BET News Correspondent, Jeff Johnson and Director of CDC's HIV prevention programs Dr. Kevin Fenton will be on hand to make special presentations to honorees.

Wendy Chapkis and "Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine"
December 1, 2008

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington
New York, NY

At 7 p.m. on Monday Dec. 1st - World AIDS Day - author Wendy Chapkis will be reading from her new book "Dying to Get High: marijuana as medicine" at Bluestockings Bookstore in the East Village. The New York Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be officiating at the free event.

"Dying to Get High" is an account of seriously-ill patients -- many of them people living with AIDS -- fighting the federal government for the right to use physician-recommended marijuana. This moving account of what is at stake in the ongoing debates over medical marijuana draws not only on abstract argument but also on the much messier terrain of how people actually live, suffer and die.

For more information about the book (including book reviews): http://dyingtogethigh.net

Blogging Call to Action
December 1, 2008

AIDS.gov and the National Institute on Drug Abuse are partnering with Blog Catalog Exit Disclaimer to host "Bloggers Unite on World AIDS Day". We invite bloggers to write about HIV/AIDS on December 1. If you are not a blogger, ask your favorite blogger to join the event.

World AIDS Day Slovakia
University Dormitories in Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
December 1 - 2, 2008

On 1st of December Association of medical students' from Bratislava will organize on cooepration with Slovak branch of International Planned Parenthood Federation and harm-reduction NGO Odyseus the greatest action ever organized about WAD in Slovakia.

On university dormitories we will hold the campaign comprising several activities and competitions for students with possibility of winning small prices with WAD symbols (pens, cups, T-shirts, neckles...), condom use demonstration will provide people from Odyseus and everything will end with candlelight walk and arranging of candles into the shape of ribbon next to cemetery which has a symbolic meaning to commemorate all who died from AIDS all around the world. Then we will move to disco club, where we will continue the program, celebrating health and life while having a responsible approach to them...

African AIDS Lectures on AIDS and the African Dream:
The Realities We Must Face

December 1 - 2, 2008
Christ House
New York, NY

Take the Lead: Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise

December 1 - 5, 2008
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Through out the week of December 1st, UMBC students will recognize World AIDS Day with art, health education, speakers, discussions, films, and other activities. The hub of activity will be in The Commons where we plan to have panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display. We will be focusing on the fact that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects men and women of color.


December 1-14, 2008
Harvey W. Seeds Post 29 American Legion
6445 NE 7th Avenue
Miami, FL

Two-county art exhibit held in honor of World AIDS Day

Miami Beach Community Health Center's "Through the Eyes of Love" is an art/photo exhibit, held in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida, ArtServe and ArtsUnited, offering a way for artists and photographers to depict how HIV/AIDS has changed the lives of so many around the world. The exhibit will include several panels from The NAMES Project Foundation-AIDS Memorial Quilt.

MORE EVENT INFO: www.miamibeachhealth.org or 954-730-7730 or 1-800-393-1290

Latino AIDS Memorial: Communities of Faith Respond
December 1, 2008
6:30PM Vigil
7PM Interreligious Service

Sponsored by the Latino Commission on AIDS

The Church of the Village
A Progressive United Methodist
Church 201 W 13th Street
(Corner with 7th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011

For information please call 212-675-3288, ext. 408/346

Special Guest: Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza

Northeast Ohio World AIDS Day Activities
December 1, 2008

  • On December 1st , NetWellness, a highly regarded consumer health website co-operated by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati, will launch a new HIV/AIDS Center, which includes resources on HIV testing, as well as comprehensive information on treatment, tests, and complications of concern to those living with HIV/AIDS-with particular information for women and children.  Visit the site at www.netwellness.org.
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, Rainbow Babies' and Children's Hospital Amphitheater, University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Contact: Robert Bucklew at 216-844-2247.  World AIDS Day Commemoration and Current HIV Topics.  6:00pm.
  • AIDS Funding Collaborative and Community Partners.  Contact: Melissa Federman at 216-781-2944.  Community Outreach with the AIDS Funding Collaborative and its community partners: Volunteers will distribute HIV prevention literature at RTA Stations throughout Greater Cleveland.  4:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Care Alliance.  Contact: Rachel Ciomcia at 216-781-6228 x425.  World AIDS Day memorial and social event.  11:00am-1:30pm.
  • Community AIDS Network (Akron).  For more information, call 330-375-2000.  Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Square Bar, 820 West Market Street.
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.  Contact: Kalia Johnson at 216-707-3448.  HIV Testing Clinic extended hours of operation on Monday, December 1, 2008 from 10:00am-8:00pm.
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland, with Proyecto Luz and Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio.  Contact: Sue Doerfer at 216-651-5428.  Guest speakers, films, education and prevention activities.  4:00pm.  Dinner Provided.
  • The Center on Leadership in Health Promotion at Oberlin College is hosting a week of activities including theater performances, poetry readings, musical performances, and a display of portions of the Names/AIDS Memorial Quilt.  For information contact life.skills@oberlin.edu or 440-775-5366.

God's Love We Deliver Commemorates World AIDS Day
December 1, 2008
Beginning at 7:15 a.m.

God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas (at Spring Street in SoHo)
New York, NY

Members of the Board of Directors of God's Love We Deliver; Karen Pearl, President & CEO; staff; and clients will gather to commemorate World's AIDS Day with a short presentation at the agency's SoHo facility at 7:30 a.m.  Joining them, and making brief remarks, will be NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Throughout the day, staff and volunteers of God's Love We Deliver will distribute pencils, condoms, red AIDS ribbons, and information about World AIDS Day at the entrance to the subway station at Spring Street and Avenue of the Americas.

7:30 a.m.: Comments by Speaker Quinn and God's Love President Karen Pearl
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:  Distribution of materials by staff and volunteers


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