The city is also partnering with the National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities on Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. that includes free HIV testing and representatives from numerous AIDS service organizations providing free resources and support.
Other participating organizations include AID Atlanta, Aniz Inc., Atlanta Harm Reduction Center Inc., Citywide Projects Inc., Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Georgia Department of Public Health, Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center, My Brother’s Keeper Inc., Vitamen, Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center and Traxx Atlanta.
Schedule for the World AIDS Day program at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1:
11 a.m. — Greetings from Rudolph Carn, founder and CEO of NAESM
11:03 a.m. — Invocation by Kenneth Samuel, senior pastor and organizer for Victory for the World Church
11:08 a.m. — Remarks by Candace Byrd, chief of staff for Mayor Kasim Reed
11:14 a.m. — Remarks by Leisha McKinley-Beach, Southern Regional Coordinator Black AIDS Institute
11:23 a.m. — Closing remarks by Dr. Earl Joyner
11:35 a.m. — Thank you remarks by Winston Liburd, chief financial officer of NAESM
Top photo: Atlanta City Hall illuminated with red lights last year to mark World AIDS Day. (by Dyana Bagby)