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POZ World AIDS Day Calendar
Updated regularly with conferences and events related to World AIDS Day. Contact us to submit an event!

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National

PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation
Thursday, November 29
10:30am
Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will commemorate World AIDS Day 2012 and unveil the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. Secretary Clinton will be joined by Ambassador Eric P. Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

The event will be streamed live at state.gov.


World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. This year's theme is "Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

For more information, visit: www.poz.com/world


Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day : United in Anger - A History of ACT-UP Screenings
Saturday, December 1

Visual AIDS observes Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day with simultaneous screenings around the world of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, a film by Jim Hubbard. Click below for a list of screenings happening around the world.

United in Anger is a 93-minute documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic.

For more information, visit: visualaids.org/projects/detail/day-without-art-2012


Facing AIDS Goes Mobile for World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1

Each year, the Facing AIDS photo sharing initiative enables individuals and communities to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond. AIDS.gov encourages you to check out the free Facing AIDS iPhone/iPad mobile app now available on the iTunes App Store.

It's once again time to add your photo to the Facing AIDS photo gallery and share it on your Web site, social network sites, and profiles.

For more information, visit: facing.aids.gov


World AIDS Day Party
Saturday, December 1

Host a "Party with a Purpose" in December to help Until There's a Cure, Ubuntu Orphan Bracelet Campaign, and BeadforLife raise funds to fight AIDS and support those whose lives are affected.

For more information, visit: beadforlife.org/en/host-bead-party

California

World AIDS Day 2012 at California Lutheran University
Thursday, November 29
Swenson Center for the Social and Behavorial Sciences
Thousand Oaks, CA

Join us for our annual World AIDS Day, as we explore the epidemic with expert speakers and people living with HIV/AIDS, and through performance and opportunities for reflection. Events will begin at 2 p.m. in Swenson 101 and 102, and will occur throughout the afternoon and early evening. Admission is free.

For more information, visit: callutheran.edu/calendar/event/2852


World AIDS Day Annual Event
Saturday, December 1
11am - 3pm Free Testing
5pm Candle Light Vigil
Laguna Beach, CA

Free HIV testing by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, a personal collection of Memorial Quilts, live music, poetry and art projects for the young and the young at heart. Starting at 5PM - candle light vigil "Getting to Zero!"


19th Annual World AIDS Day Observance
Saturday, December 1
12pm
San Francisco, CA

Program begins at noon sharp. The observance and light lunch are free and open to the public. This year, the National AIDS Memorial honors local unsung hero, Gina Gatta.

For more information, visit: aidsmemorial.org/events/19th-annual-world-aids-day-observance


World AIDS Day Awareness Festival
Saturday, December 1
12-9pm
Long Beach, CA

World AIDS Day Awareness Festival on December 1st, brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.
Also includes World AIDS Day Red Carpet event at CALB 701-737 Pine in Long Beach.

For more information, visit: worldaidsdaylb.org/


"I CARE!" World AIDS Day Gala
Saturday, December 1
Civic Center Galleria
West Sacramento, CA

The "I CARE!" Planning Committee, along with Breaking Barriers Community Service Center, is proud to present the inaugural "I CARE!" World AIDS Day Gala to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Civic Center Galleria in West Sacramento, CA. This special black tie affair will usher in nearly 200 guests that will be treated to a wonderful sit down meal and also feature select panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, entertainment, guest speakers, and presentation of community service awards.

For more information, visit: events.sacbee.com/west_sacramento_ca/events/show/276214525-i-care-world-aids-day-gala-2012


The 22nd DIVAS Simply Singing!
Saturday, December 1
Club Nokia
Los Angeles, CA

For more information, visit: www.thedivafoundation.org/events.html

District of Columbia

Many Lives One Vision
Thursday, November 29
7pm
L2 Lounge
3315 Cady's Alley Northwest
Washington, DC

For more information, visit: showclix.com/event/3720409


Free confidential HIV testing
Friday, November 30
9am-5pm
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center
1701 14th St., NW
Washington, DC

For more information, visit: whitman-walker.org


World AIDS Day Annual Candlelight Vigil
Saturday, December 1
5pm
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC

Whitman-Walker’s mobile testing unit will be onsite to provide free HIV testing.

For more information, visit: whitman-walker.org


World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Menu at Zentan Restaurant
Saturday, December 1
5:30pm-close
Zentan Restaurant
1155 14th St., NW
Washington, DC

One hundred percent of proceeds from a selection of Zentan's most popular appetizers, entrees and cocktails will go to Whitman-Walker Health, up to a total of $1,000. And for every item ordered, Kimpton hotels of Washington, DC, will match the amount dollar for dollar.

For more information, visit: whitman-walker.org


World AIDS Day event: Getting to Zero in DC: Zero Infections. Zero Deaths. Zero Discrimination.
Monday, December 3
3:30-5:30pm
Wilson Building
Washington, DC

A coalition of organizations and advocates representing the diverse community of individuals in DC impacted by, and living with, HIV/AIDS will come together at the Wilson Building to demand an all inclusive citywide strategy that addresses the totality of issues impacting our community.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/events/165615773585218/

Florida

World AIDS Day Breakfast
Saturday, December 1
9-11am
3050 1st Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL

The AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc. (ASAP) is honoring those living with and lost to HIV/AIDS on Dec. 1. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast at 3050 1st Ave South in St. Petersburg, Fl from 9 am - 11 am. ASAP will also reflect on our 25th Anniversary as an ASO in Pinellas County, Florida. We will have prayers, music, fellowship, the AIDS Memorial Bells and a tour of the ASAP home office.

Please RSVP at 727-328-3264 by Nov 26, 2012. You can also find us on Facebook under AIDS Service Association of Pinellas and visit our website at www.asapservices.org.

Illinois

AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s 11th Annual World of Chocolate Gala
Thursday, November 29
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

World of Chocolate is a gala benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. It's staged in Chicago every World AIDS Day, at the dawn of the holiday season. The event is a celebration of possibilities, in both the confectionary kitchen and the arena of global health.

For more information, visit: afc.aidschicago.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1645


World AIDS Day - Free HIV Testing
Friday, November 30
10am-2pm
Aunt Martha's Health Center
200 E. 115th St.
Chicago, IL

To recognize World AIDS Day, Aunt Martha's Health Center is working with the Chicago Dept. of Public Health & The Latino Resource Institute of Illinois to host 2 HIV testing and awareness events.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/auntmarthas


World AIDS Day - Free HIV Testing
Saturday, December 1
10am-2pm
Aunt Martha's Health Center
200 E. 115th St.
Chicago, IL

To recognize World AIDS Day, Aunt Martha's Health Center is working with the Chicago Dept. of Public Health & The Latino Resource Institute of Illinois to host 2 HIV testing and awareness events.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/auntmarthas


World AIDS Day Prayer Service
Saturday, December 1
St. Joseph Parish
Chicago, IL

Join Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry for a World AIDS Day Prayer Service held at St. Joseph Parish in Chicago.

For more information, visit: www.bonaventurehouse.org/events/2012/WorldAIDSDayPrayerService/

Maryland

World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1
4-8:30pm
New Embassy Theatre, 49 Baltimore Street
Cumberland, MD

Hosted by Allegany County Cares About HIV.

For more information, visit: facebook.com/pages/Allegany-County-Maryland-Cares-About-HIV/389752661093452


A Concert in Honor of World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1
8pm
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
12 West Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD

A concert in honor of World AIDS Day, "A Concert" of music to help us remember, be inspired, remain hopeful, and challenge us to believe that there can be miracles when WE believe! We will come together with our brothers and sisters on December 1st and 2nd to sing music that matters to benefit our neighbors who help those with AIDS and cancer. The New Wave Singers will feed your soul as we aim to help Movable Feast nourish our community. Please join us in this endeavor as New Wave will donate 50% of all ticket sales to Movable Feast. Tickets are available online for $20 or from any chorus member, and at the door. Parking is available on the street or in a garage directly across the street. Reception will follow.

For more information, visit: newwavesingers.org/


A Concert in Honor of World AIDS Day
Sunday, December 2
4pm
Govans Presbyterian Church
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD

A concert in honor of World AIDS Day, "A Concert" of music to help us remember, be inspired, remain hopeful, and challenge us to believe that there can be miracles when WE believe! We will come together with our brothers and sisters on December 1st and 2nd to sing music that matters to benefit our neighbors who help those with AIDS and cancer. The New Wave Singers will feed your soul as we aim to help Movable Feast nourish our community. Please join us in this endeavor as New Wave will donate 50% of all ticket sales to Movable Feast. Tickets are available online for $20 or from any chorus member, and at the door. Parking is available on the street or in a garage directly across the street. Reception will follow.

For more information, visit: newwavesingers.org/

Massachusetts

World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1
4-6pm
Western New England University School of Law
Springfield, MA

Free HIV testing. Open to the public. Sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts and the Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies at WNEU School of Law.

Michigan

World AIDS Day Event
Saturday, December 1
First United Methodist Church
111 E Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek, MI CARES is offering free rapid HIV testing at First United Methodist Church at 111 E Michigan Avenue in downtown Battle Creek. Calhoun County Coalition of Inclusion (3Ci) and Planned Parenthood are hosting the World AIDS Day observance with a variety of community organizations. Doors open at 5 pm. The main program starts 30 minutes later. Listen to community reflections and beautiful music in tribute to those we love, lost and lift up every day. The international theme this year is 'Getting to Zero.' Learn how we can continue to increase community awareness and education to eradicate the global epidemic. How has HIV/AIDS touched your life/community? Share in a community art project after the program with refreshments and a reception starting at half past 6pm.

Minnesota

Brother Circle Dinner and Discussion
Friday, November 30
4-6pm
Capri Theatre, 2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN

Jamar Rogers, a finalist on NBC's The Voice, will lead a discussion on HIV among gay and bi men within communities of color and will include a special appearance by VIP guest and LA singer-songwriter, LaMont Wheat, performing his single, "Still Standing." Free and open to the general public.


Third Annual Sarah Simmons Showcase
Friday, November 30
6-8pm
Capri Theatre, 2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN

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. Local performing artists including rappers, dancers, singers, story tellers, and poets will express their personal stories through their performances. Free HIV screening and refreshments will be featured throughout the event. For more information and performance/open mike sign-up, contact Sandy Johnson, MAAAH, (651) 201-4019 or email, or Woodrow Jefferson, Turning Point, (612) 520-4004, or email.

Montana

17th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit
Saturday, December 1
Big Horn Resort
Billings, MT

The Yellowstone AIDS Project will host the 17th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit at the Big Horn Resort at 6 pm.

For more information, visit: yapmt.org/wad12.php

New Jersey

World AIDS Day Service and Event
Sunday, December 2
Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ

Special World AIDS Day services at 9am or 11am to honor those we have lost and reflect on how HIV affects us all. Learning sessions will be offered at 10am and noon to provide more information about HIV disease, treatment and prevention. HIV testing will be available on site provided by Hyacinth AIDS Foundation's mobile testing van from 9am-1pm. This event is free and open to the community.

For more information, visit: muuf.org

New York

GMHC's Art Opening Reception: ART & AIDS: IT'S NOT OVER
Tuesday, November 27
6-8pm
Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, NYC (Between Canal & Grand - closer to Grand)
New York, NY

An exhibition portraying the artworks of 45 GMHC artists living with HIV/AIDS. Exhibition curated by Osvaldo Perdomo and David Livingston.

For more information, call (212) 367-1273.


World AIDS Day "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation"
Thursday, November 29
12-2pm
Corning Community College Triangle Lounge at the Spencer Hill Campus
Corning, NY

At our event we will have Planned Parenthood on hand offering information, free HIV testing, the AIDS Quilt on display, a panel discussion by members of our community impacted by HIV/AIDS and giveaways from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

For more information, email bkgriewank@gmail.com.


World AIDS Day "Getting To Zero"
Saturday, December 1
12-4pm
Countee Cullen Public Library, 104 West 136th Street
New York, NY

Special guest speakers, testimonials and offering free general Health information and screenings focusing on HIV prevention and testing within the Harlem community and open to all. Theme: "Remembering the loss and how far we have come."?

Registration for organizations interested in tabling/participating in this event are encouraged to call or email on or before November 19.

For more information, phone (212) 749-3656 ext. 3109 or fax (212) 749-0614


Art & AIDS: The Fight Is Not Over - A Panel Discussion
Saturday, December 1
6-8pm
Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, NYC (Between Canal & Grand - closer to Grand)
New York, NY

A discussion on expressions of art by men living with HIV/AIDS. Exhibition curated by Osvaldo Perdomo and David Livingston.

For more information, call (212) 367-1273.


No More Stigma Film Series in honor of World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1
6:30pm
Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (between 127th and 128th Streets)
New York, NY

Films to be shown include Something About Katie and We Were Here. Post-Screening discussion with director David Weissman (via Skype). No More Stigma Film Series is a Bi-Monthly Series on Sex, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Health Awareness presented by The Get Down Campaign. Curated by Kim J. Ford.

For more information, visit: mayslesinstitute.org/cinema/nomorestigma.html


World AIDS Day Event
Monday, December 3
5-7pm
Access Community Health Center
83 Maiden Lane, 6th Floor
New York, NY

Join Access Community Health Center for this year's World AIDS Day Event on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 5-7pm. In accordance to this year's 'Getting To Zero' theme, Access Community Health Center will be providing Rapid HIV Testing at NO COST for everyone. Red ribbon pins and educational materials will also be distributed.


World AIDS Day Healthy Living Expo 2012
Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Albany, NY

NEW format! NEW information! Workshops, Q & A panel, Guest speakers, Social Issues, Free Health Screenings, Anti-bullying, Anti-suicide, Healthy living for all

For more information, visit: www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/awareness_days/wad/index.htm

Oregon

World Aids Day event
Saturday, December 1
Noon
Bijou Arts Cinemas
492 E 13th Street
Eugene, OR

HIV Alliance in Eugene Oregon will be hosting a World Aids Day event at Noon at the Bijou Arts Cinemas at 492 E 13th Street in Eugene, OR. The film "We Were Here" will be shown at 1pm. Admission is free with any donations going to support HIV Alliance's education and prevention programs.

South Carolina

Extended HIV Testing Hours
Thursday, November 29
Piedmont Care
101 North Pine Street, Suite 200
Spartanburg, SC

Free and confidential HIV testing using the oral swab method. Photo ID required. 830am-Noon and 3-7 pm

For more information, visit: piedmontcare.org/


Service of Hope and Healing
Thursday, November 29
7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
210 Henry Place
Spartanburg, SC

Sponsored by Piedmont Care.

For more information, visit: piedmontcare.org/


Ribbon of Life - Human Red Ribbon
Friday, November 30
12pm-1pm
C.C. Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
Spartanburg, SC

At noon on November 30th, the community will converge to form a human red ribbon – The Ribbon of Life. Wear red and be a part of this historic event. Sponsored by Piedmont Care.

For more information, visit: piedmontcare.org/


AIDS Walk
Saturday, December 1
10:00am
Aiken, Florence and Orangeburg, SC

HopeHealth hosts the AIDSWalk each year to raise funds and awareness to support those we serve who live with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, visit: hope-health.org/supporters/events/aidswalk-2012.aspx

Texas

Citywide World AIDS Day 2012 – Impacting Our Youth
Friday, November 30
9am-3:30pm
"For The City Center" 500 East St. Johns Ave.
Austin, TX

"Citywide World AIDS Day 2012 – Impacting Our Youth" is the city’s second collaborative event to commemorate World AIDS Day. Led by local government, nonprofit, and community leaders, this day-long event is open to the public.

For more information, visit: austinhiv.com/2012-citywide-world-aids-day


Annual Mass for Persons with HIV/AIDS
Saturday, December 1
9am
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1701 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX


Can HIV/AIDS Really Be Healed?
Saturday, December 1
10-11:30am
MDP Foundation
Magnolia, TX

The MDP Foundation commemorates World AIDS DAY on December 1 with a free online lecture by Master Del Pe, World Expert in Holistic Health, Wellness, Longevity and HIV/AIDS Energy Management.

For more information, visit: mdpfaidsday.eventbrite.com


World AIDS Day Dallas
Saturday, December 1
3-6pm
Main Street Garden, Downtown Dallas
Dallas, TX

After the success of last year’s World AIDS Day Dallas event, local businesses, community groups, and residents will gather again at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas on Saturday, December 1 from 3-6 p.m. for the 2012 World AIDS Day Dallas. The event includes celebratory music, inspirational speakers, and a healthy living expo.

World AIDS Day Dallas focuses on strengthening each of us through education, inspiration, and action to empower Dallas to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in our greater community.

For more information, visit: worldaidsdaydallas.com


Citywide Candlelight Observance
Saturday, December 1
5-7pm
Tranquility Park, Downtown Houston
Houston, TX

For more information, visit: worldaidsdayhouston.org


First Annual Red Ribbon Runway Fashion Show
Saturday, December 1
5-8pm
Club 101
6318 Montana Ave.
El Paso, TX

Unmasking Aids 2012 to help raise money to fight HIV. Walk the red carpet in your fiercest outfit at the event. Show off your best to the paparazzi and get ready to rub elbows with local celebrities. Join us at CLUB 101 and see the latest fashions from MACY's and BANANA REPUBLIC and also hair done by Milan Salon and Day Spa and Make-up done by cosmetic artists featured in Dillard's. Hosting this year is MONIKA from 93.1 and DIAMOND. We will also be featuring a signature drink and bidding on fierce and fabulous items from Push Athletics and Fitness and The El Paso Opera and other local businesses. $5 door cover going to charity.

For more information, visit: internationalaids.org/

Wisconsin

AIDS Network Volunteer Recognition Awards and Memorial Service
Thursday, November 29
5:30pm
First Congregational Church of Madison
1609 University Avenue
Madison, WI

UW-Madison Screening of How to Survive a Plague, followed by panel discussion; free admission, optional donation of canned food item for AIDS Network food pantry.

For more information, visit: aidsnetwork.org/volunteer-recognition-awards-and-memorial-service/2012-11-29


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