World AIDS Day Week Celebration

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from November 26, 2012 until December 2, 2012

December 5, 2012

Phone: Lisa Terry at 260-744-1144 or 1-800-417-3085

Event Description

October 14, 2010 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT

World AIDS Day Week Celebration
Monday, November 26th through Wednesday, December 5th

From Monday, November 26, 2012 to December 5, 2012, the AIDS Task Force along with the World AIDS Day partners will be hosting events throughout Fort Wayne. These events are designed to raise community awareness about HIV and AIDS, fight stigma and discrimination that surround HIV and AIDS, and to remind people that HIV and AIDS have not gone away. Several organizations and schools have agreed to participate on some level in recognition World AIDS Day Week. Attached is the World AIDS Day calendar for the week long events.

World AIDS Day is important in that people from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. This year marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day and is designed to increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve educational efforts in stopping the spread of HIV and AIDS in our community. The day was envisioned as an opportunity for people everywhere to demonstrate both the importance attached to the fight against AIDS and their solidarity and unity in this effort. World AIDS Day has become an important event in that it reminds people that HIV and AIDS has not gone away.
For more information on the World AIDS Day events, please contact the Lisa Terry at 260-744-1144 or 1-800-417-3085.


For more information contact the AIDS Task Force at 260-744-1144. ATF is located at 525 Oxford St in Fort Wayne.

Monday November 26th through Saturday December 1st
•“Facing HIV/AIDS” exhibit on display at IPFW Walb Student Union Building

Monday, November 26th
•HIV testing at Fort Wayne / Allen County Department of Health Medical Annex located at Medical Annex Building, 4813 New Haven Avenue. By appointment 8am -11:30am and 1pm- 4:30pm

Monday November 26th and Tuesday November 27th
•Ruby Tuesday GiveBack event: Ruby Tuesday restaurant will donate 20% of meals purchased to AIDS Task Force from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact the AIDS Task Force at 260-744-1144 to receive your flyer. Flyer must be provided to the server.

Monday November 26th
•Free HIV testing at AIDS Task Force located at 525 Oxford Street from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday November 28th
•“Living with HIV/AIDS” Panel Discussion at IPFW Walb Student Union Ballroom 12:00pm -1:15pm Open to the public- Cookies and punch will be served.

Thursday November 29th
•STD/HIV Testing at IPFW Walk Student Union Building from 1:00pm – 3:00pm followed by red balloon release

Friday November 30th
•Wear Red and Remember Day: Wear red and/or a red ribbon to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. Contact the AIDS Task Force at 260-744-1144 for information on where to get your red ribbon
•World AIDS Day Memorial service at Temple Achduth Vesholom 5200 Old Mill Road at 7pm.

Saturday December 1st WORLD AIDS DAY
•Celebration at After Dark Night Club. Must be 21 to enter
•Red Ribbon Giveaways at Macy’s MAC Make-up Counter

Sunday December 2nd
•Remembering HIV/AIDS morning worship service at Plymouth Congregational Church located at 501 West Berry Street
•Unitarian Universalist Congregation Red Ribbon distribution located at 5310 Old Mill Road

Wednesday December 5th
•Luminous Night Service of Lament and Promise and “Facing HIV/AIDS” exhibit at Plymouth Congregational Church located tat 501 West Berry Street starting at 7pm

We are also having a Wine and Cheese event at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art on Monday 11/26 at 5:30 p.m. and a World AIDS Day breakfast on Thursday 11/29 at 7:45 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits that is by invitation only.

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