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World AIDS Day 2013

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World AIDS bannerSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 : WE REMEMBER
An event by Our Youth – NYC in recognition of World AIDS Day remembers those that have passed and aims to encourage gay youth to continue the fight against HIV/ AIDS. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,  81 Christopher St., btwn. Seventh Ave. & Bleecker St. 8-10 p.m. Call 212-242-5737.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
WORLD AIDS DAY RALLY 2013
Join Housing Works, ACRIA, ACT UP-NY, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Treatment Action Group (TAG), American Run to End AIDS (AREA), Bailey House, Harlem United, AIDS Service Center of NY (ACS), AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), APICHA Community Health Center, AIDS Council of NY, Iris House, Planned Parenthood NYC, Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Lower Eastside Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC), Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC), and a host of other local and regional HIV advocacy organizations and their supporters for a massive rally in Times Square — between 45th and 46th Sts. on Seventh Ave. 2 p.m. Every day, 11 New Yorkers are diagnosed with HIV and nearly five New Yorkers with AIDS die. Mark the 25th commemoration of World AIDS Day by declaring that now is the time to end AIDS as an epidemic here in New York State. Speakers will include Charles King of Housing Works, Janet Weinberg of GMHC, and Dan Teitz of ACRIA.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
WORLD AIDS DAY “HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE” SCREENING

Scott Kramer and Damon Jacobs, psychologists in New York, offer a special screening for World AIDS Day of David France’s award-winning documentary “How to Survive a Plague.” This powerful film is about the beginning of the AIDS crisis, the formation of ACT UP, and the heroic struggle to get approval for medications and services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Gay City News’ Paul Schindler wrote, “At the movie’s conclusion, when we finally meet all of the activists as they are today, we can see that the aching grief over all who were lost before we got lucky is, as France put it, ‘not even that far from the surface.’” After the film stick around for a discussion. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 th St. 2-5 p.m. Contact scott@scottakramer.com or 347-620-5433.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
DAY WITH(OUT) ART 2013 – TALK

This public forum explores singular moments in personal stories as a way of understanding and responding to the ongoing HIV crisis. Join fierce pussy and Risa Puleo along with artists and writers Alysia Abbott, Cathy Busby, and Visual AIDS artist member Orlando Ferrand as they share their experiences. Historian and writer Christa Orth facilitates. Artists Space, 55 Walker St., btwn. Broadway & Church St. 1-3 p.m. Contact info@visualaids.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
DAY WITH(OUT) ART 2013 – WALK

Transitioning from Artists Space to Rusty Knot, this walk through SoHo and the West Village — led by writer and curator Alex Fialho — is a living history of the AIDS crisis in Greenwich Village. In a spirit of lively remembrance, writers, curators, and artists read briefly at the last residences of Joe Brainard, Keith Haring, and Cookie Mueller. The group also visits the former location of the New Museum, where Visual AIDS co-founder William Olander installed his groundbreaking “Let the Record Show…”; the site of Marsha P. Johnson’s death near the water of the Christopher Street Pier; and the AIDS memorial in the Hudson River Park. Begin at Artists Space, 55 Walker St., btwn. Broadway & Church St. 3-4 p.m. Contact info@visualaids.org.

World AIDS bannerSUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
DAY WITH(OUT) ART 2013 – SING

Day With(out) Art will end at Scissor Sundays at the Rusty Knot, tying the day to the power of music and acknowledging bars and nightclubs as among many sites of LGBTQ liberation, solidarity, and cultural production. Enjoy a deep house vibe and disco sets by DJ Amber Valentine and others. Dance, sing, and celebrate. Rusty Knot, 425 West St. at W. 11th St. 4-6 p.m. Contact info@visualaids.org.

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
DAY OF REFLECTION: STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT TO END AIDS
Join faith leaders, elected officials, AIDS services groups, advocates, and community members for music, performances, education, prayer, and action! The nearly 40 organizations participating include ACT UP-NY, African Services Committee, Ali Forney Center, AIDS Service Center, Bailey House, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Harlem United, Harm Reduction Coalition, Housing Works, Iris House, Inc., Latino Commission on AIDS, the LGBT Community Center, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, Partnership for the Homeless, Project Achieve, QUEEROCRACY, VOCAL-NY, and Washington Heights Corner Project. This event is part of the launching off of the campaign to end HIV in New York, also marked in Times Square on Dec. 1. First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. at W. 154th St. 3-5 p.m.

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT
Six hundred panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the handmade tapestry, will be on display at the City College of New York. While the section weighs 54 tons, it is but a fraction of the entire quilt and stands as a striking memorial to the lives of countless individuals lost to AIDS. The City College display is the largest of its kind in America, according to Brian Holman, National Display Coordinator for the NAMES Project Foundation. The Quilt is being presented as part of the City College World AIDS Day Educational Series in collaboration with the City University’s LGBT Task Force (facebook.com/CUNYLGBT/info) and will be open to the community for free public display and educational programming.

Viewing locations are: The Center for Worker Education (CWE), 25 Broadway at Bowling Green, 7th fl., Dec. 2, 8-9 p.m.; Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Dec. 4 9 a.m.-6 p.m..

The Great Hall of Shepard Hall in City College’s main campus at 160 Convent Ave. at W. 137th St. Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact 212 650 5426 or studentaffairs@ccny.cuny.edu.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
SCREENING: THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Gay Men’s Health Crisis will screen “The Universe of Keith Haring,” a fascinating look at this revolutionary artist and friend of GMHC, who was lost tragically to AIDS. GMHC, 446 W. 33rd St, 6th fl., 6-8 p.m. Contact krishnas@gmhc.org.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
LIGHTING CANDLES IN THE DARK IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
Uptown Kingston will light candles in the dark to commemorate World AIDS Day. The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and the Old Dutch Church in partnership with Angel Food East, Hudson Valley Community Services, Institute for Family Health, Mid-Hudson Care Center, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, and TOUCH-NY lead a 6:15 p.m. Candlelight Walk on Wall Street as part of a community-wide World AIDS Day commemoration. The walk steps off from the corner of Wall and John Sts. and proceeds to the Old Dutch Church at 272 Wall St. The route is wheelchair-accessible and candles will be distributed. Kenneth Walsh, musical director for the church, will perform on Old Dutch’s 1955 Moeller great pipe organ as part of the program of Remembrance. HIV testing and safety counseling is available from 3-5 that afternoon at the LGBTQ Center’s headquarters at 300 Wall St., followed by an open house display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Contact the Center at 845-331-5300 or visit lgbtqcenter.org.

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