WORLD AIDS DAY! Wed 12/1

Events all week!

Go here: http://doh.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,605041.asp for details!

Tuesday, November 30
 
National PLUS Network DC Reception
Want to make DC better for all HIV positive women?
A meeting for women to learn to advocate for and empower all women living with HIV/AIDS.
Food provided!
Sponsored by The Women’s Collective
5:30 – 7:30 pm
1331 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
For transportation assistance, childcare, or questions, call Abby or Lori at (202) 483-7003 or Lori@womenscollective.org
http://www.womenscollective.org
 
CATWALK for a CURE
A fashion show in honor of World AIDS Day – a FREE event for DC youth ages 13-24.
Sponsored by the Rock the Block Campaign in partnership with Metro Teen AIDS.
Hosted by Anji Corley of WPRC 95.5
Free HIV testing, raffles, and live performances!
Show begins at 6:00pm
Children’s National Medical Center – Main Atrium, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW
For more information, check out www.facebook.com/yessforinfo
 
Persistent Voices:  A World AIDS Event with Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS
A special night of poetry, reflection, art, fellowship, and remembrance in honor of World AIDS Day and those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS.
Brought to you by Us Helping Us, The DC Center, Ganymede Arts, and the Vaccine Research Center.
Reception begins at 6:30pm
True Reformer Building, 1200 U Street, NW
http://www.fighthivindc.org/2010/10/persistent-voices-a-world-aids-event.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FightHivInDc+%28FIGHT+HIV+IN+DC%29
 
Wednesday, December 1
  
DOWNLOAD CUSTOMIZABLE WORLD AIDS DAY POSTERS FROM THIS WEBSITE:
http://www.aids.gov/world-aids-day/posters-tools.html
 
Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day
  
World AIDS Day
http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/World-AIDS-Day
Sex, HIV, and Aging
“Did you know that the incidence of seniors contracting HIV is on the rise?”
A program for those who work with seniors – 6 CEUs have been approved for Social Workers!
Brought to you by Seabury Care Management.
9 am – 4:30 pm
Contact Stephanie Chong, LICSW, at (202) 364-0013
For more details, check out http://www.seaburycaremanagement.org
 
International Conference on Stigma —
The Attitude that Spreads HIV
A free conference open to all at Howard University featuring a day-long series of panel discussions covering such topics as stigma in the health care settings and stigma’s effect on children, youth, and families.
Hear from Miss America and other speakers from across the United States and around the world!
Live Webcast hosted by the Pan American Health Organization with simultaneous Spanish translation.
8:30 am – 5 pm
Cramton Auditorium, Howard University
2455 Sixth Street, NW in Washington, DC  20059
Contact Caroline Reed (202) 865-4579 or day of the event (202) 806-7194
http://www.whocanyoutell.com
 
HIV/AIDS and Women of Color – Special Briefing on Capitol Hill
“Identifying HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Needs of Women of Color”
A briefing featuring special guest speakers and a discussion on the specific gender needs of women of color in HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
Sponsored by National Minority AIDS Council and Women of Color Leadership Institute, in cooperation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), the National Women’s AIDS Collective, and the Positive Women’s Network.
Breakfast will be provided!
Live Webcast available on website www.nmac.org beginning at 10 am EST.
10 – 11 am
Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room
45 Independence Avenue, SW
Contact Communications Office (202) 483-6622 x 309 or 311
http://www.nmac.org
 
World AIDS Day Celebration @ Washington Hospital Center
Free HIV Testing provided by Carl Vogel Center’s mobile van 12 pm – 9 pm!
Two days of programs
10 am – 12 pm:  Service of Remembrance
1 – 4 pm:  information display tables in the Samet Atrium
6 – 8 pm:  Play Merci and Grace 
True Auditorium, Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Parking is available in Yellow or Blue parking deck.
For more information, call Mark Baker (202) 877-6719
 
World AIDS Day Chapel Service
On Capitol Hill across from the Capitol and the Supreme Court
Sponsored by the General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church
Everyone is welcome!
12 noon – 12:30 pm
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
For more information, call Linda Bales Todd (202) 488-5649
 
The Secret:  Love, Marriage, and HIV
A panel discussion about this new book from a team of NIH-funded medical anthropologists which details the social forces in five international settings that motivate and sometimes demand infidelity.
Co-sponsored by The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS – Global (ICW Global)
4 – 6 pm
Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street, NW
For more information or to RSVP, contact Ginna Anderson (202) 393-5930 or ganderson@genderhealth.org
 
Free Test Day 2010 Event @ The Women’s Collective
Do you Know your Status?  Do you have HIV?  Are you not in medical care?
“Come see us!!” 
Door prizes, food, beverages, safer sex materials, & more!
9 am – 5 pm
1331 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
For directions or questions, call (202) 483-7003.
http://www.womenscollective.org
 
Free Confidential HIV Testing by Whitman-Walker Clinic
Two Locations:
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th Street, NW
9 am – 5 pm
Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
9 am – 4:30 pm
For directions or questions, call (202) 745-7000.
http://www.wwc.org
 
“I Am” Prayer and Candlelight Vigil @ Damien Ministries
In addition to prayers, hot beverages, and light fare, all will be ministered to through poems, the Unity Fellowship Drum Ministry, and other expressions of hope and love in memory of the millions who have died of AIDS.
6 – 7:30 pm
2200 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
For more information, call (202) 526-3020 x 14.  Dress warmly.
http://www.damienministries.org
http://www.facebook.com/DamienMinistries
 
Traditional Candlelight Vigil to Increase Public Awareness
Co-sponsored by Whitman-Walker Clinic and The DC Center for the LGBT community
Mobile HIV testing unit will be available to offer tests!
5:30 pm
Dupont Circle
http://www.wwc.org/news/wad2010.htm
http://www.fighthivindc.org/worldaidsday.html
 
Status Update – A Code Red Affair
A fundraising event to promote HIV/AIDS Awareness in the DC Area.
All money raised will be donated to The AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Give-a-ways, Guest Speakers, and music by DJ Mixxed and DC’s own “Black Alley” performing live.
7 – 11 pm
Eden Lounge Rooftop, 1716 I Street, NW
For more information, call Astewaye Yigzaw (240) 304-5070.
http://www.aidshealth.org
 
“Red Hot Night”
A benefit for Whitman-Walker Clinic
5:30 – 8:30 pm
2121 P Street, NW
Urbana restaurant & wine bar, Hotel Palomar
For restaurant information, call (202) 956-6650.
http://www.wwc.org/news/wad2010.htm
 
Planned Parenthood of Maryland (Baltimore)
A screening of “The Universe of Keith Haring”
6:30 – 8:15 pm
Baltimore Museum of Art – Auditorium
10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore, MD  21218
Tickets:  $6.00 in advance & for students; $8.00 the day of event.
To purchase tickets, call (800) 919-6272; for general museum information call (410) 396-7100
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/maryland/events-28627.htm
 
POZ One Year Anniversary Celebration
POZ is a comfortable night out for POZ guys, their friends, and supporters every Wednesday.
8 pm to midnight
Green Lantern, 1331 Green Court, NW
“End your World AIDS Day by coming out to help us celebrate the POZ anniversary!”
  
Thursday, December 2
 
HAHSTA Sub-Grantee Forum:
“Breaking-Down Silos:  Collaborating and Integrating for Outcomes and Results”

A mandatory meeting for all HAHSTA Sub-Grantees
8 am – 4:30 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
If you have a question about the Sub-grantee Forum, please call (202) 671-4900.
 
World AIDS Day Celebration @ Washington Hospital Center
Free HIV Testing provided by Carl Vogel Center’s mobile van 5 – 9 pm!
Two days of programs
6 – 8 pm: Interacting with the Transgendered Population  
True Auditorium, Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Parking is available in Yellow or Blue parking deck.
For more information, call Mark Baker (202) 877-6719.
 
The Golden Ticket:  Party for Prevention
A free “Dress to Impress” event for youth ages 13-24 only.
Performances, food, open mic, and DJ Quicksilva from WKYS! 
First 50 people sit VIP and receive Swag Bag of prizes.
FREE HIV/STI testing!
5 – 8 pm  
K Street Lounge, 1301 K Street, NW
Text “Golden Ticket” to 61827 for updates.
http://www.realtalkdc.org
 
Peace Corps World AIDS Day Charity Fair
A charity fair for organizations focused on HIV/AIDS work in the DC area and an opportunity for Peace Corps staff, federal employees, and the public to learn about volunteering with these organizations.
Open to the general public.
11 am – 2 pm  
Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street, NW
http://www.peacecorps.gov
 
 Friday, December 3
 
Unity Health Care’s 25th Year Anniversary Benefit Gala
“Hope, Health and Healing… Continuing the Journey”
A Black Tie Event
6 – 10 pm
[Reception 6:30pm and Dinner & Dancing at 7:30 pm]
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
For hotel directions, call 483-3000
For event information, call (202) 715-7901
http://www.unityhealthcarefoundation.org/benefitGala.html
 
The Grassroot Project’s Fall Graduation
A ceremony and celebration as 150 middle school youth graduate and  communicate what they’ve learned about sports-based life skills and HIV prevention.
4 – 5:15 pm
Riverside Lounge, New South Hall, Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW
Campus operator (202) 687-0100
For more event information, call Deidra Sanders (901) 553-4396.
 http://www.thegrassrootproject.org
 
World AIDS Week Open Mic Night
A night of queer poetry and spoken word, focusing on HIV/AIDS issues.
Everyone is welcome!
Doors open at 7:30 pm
The DC Center, 1318 U Street, NW
For directions, call (202) 682-2245
For more event information, contact Mike Brazell at soulinteraction@gmail.com
http://www.thedccenter.org

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