Atlanta, other Ga. cities to honor World AIDS Day The GA Voice Editors November 23, 2012 Georgia In addition to HIV testing, a townhall meeting is set for Nov. 30 at Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Research Library. Atlanta City Hall will be lit up with red lights Dec. 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day; the same day, Atlanta’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will host a vigil at 7 p.m. at Smith Park, located at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive. At Morehouse University, a Nov. 28 fashion show with outfits made from condoms will highlight an evening of working to eliminate the stigma of HIV/AIDS as well as promoting condoms to practice safe sex. Emory University’s Hillel group will once again sponsor the world’s largest campus display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, set for Nov. 30. There are events planned also in Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Valdosta with Valdosta holding events over several days, including a screening of the newly released documentary “deepsouth” that explores, among other issues, HIV in the rural South. John Rogers, a public health educator for the South Health District Infectious Disease Program, said the documentary is a powerful tool to raise awareness and dispel stigma surrounding HIV in rural areas. “As someone who has worked with HIV-positive people for the past 20 years, this movie really captures the sum of the experiences that our clients have related to me over time,” Rogers said. “We feel this would help raise awareness of HIV and the stigma that still is attached to this disease even 30 years after it’s discovery.” METRO ATLANTA Free HIV testingNov. 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.DeKalb Addiction Clinic455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030 Condom Fashion Show November 28, 6 p.m.Morehouse College Sale Hall830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314 Described as “A high-energy, one-hour fashion show where designers will compete for having created the best design/garment out of non-lubricated, non-packaged, expired condoms to promote safe and healthy sexual decisions to reduce the social stigma surrounding condom usage.” AID Atlanta open houseNov. 29, 5 p.m. — 8 p.m.1605 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309www.aidatlanta.org The public is invited to an open house which includes tours of the agency, exhibits and refreshments. Free HIV testing will also be offered throughout the week and free parking is available at rear of the building. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Free HIV testing for Georgia Gwinnett College studentsRic Crawford Clinic (formerly AID Gwinnett)Nov. 29, 2 p.m. — 7 p.m.Georgia Gwinnett College1000 University LaneLawrenceville, GA 30043 Free HIV testingNov. 29, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.DeKalb Board of Health Vinson Clinic440 Winn WayDecatur, GA 30030 Free HIV testingNov. 29, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.Aldredge Health Center99 Jesse Hill Jr. DriveAtlanta, GA 30303 Free HIV Testing at City Hall10 a.m.-noonCommittee Room 255 Trinity Ave. SWAtlanta, GA 30303 City Hall will also be lit up in red lights for the entire month of December in honor of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day Memorial Quilt on the QuadNov. 30, 3 p.m. — 5 p.m.Emory Universitywww.emoryhillel.org/aidsquilt Presented by Hillel at Emory. Panels and speakers at Winship Ballroom in Dobbs University Center; shabbat dinner to follow at Marcus Hillel Center. This is the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the world. This year will include performances by Emory a capella groups, speakers in the Emory and Atlanta community who will discuss AIDS/HIV research efforts, and stories from survivors and families of those who have passed away from the disease. World AIDS Day Town Hall MeetingNov. 30, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.Auburn Avenue Research Library101 Auburn Ave.Atlanta, GA 30303 HIV/AIDS service organizations, healthcare agencies and community members will gather to discuss the state of HIV in Atlanta and participants will be able to ask panelists how counties plan to “Get to Zero,” the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day. Power2Endure’s The Red Party“Celebrating Lives Focused on a Cure”Nov. 30, 6 p.m. The New LeBuzz585 Franklin RoadMarietta, GA 30067www.power2endure.org HIV testings, counseling, education, entertainment by DJ Birdman and the Divas Cabaret. Appearances by Atlanta Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Ursula Polari and Mr. SE Leather Mark Wingo. Free HIV testingDec. 1, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Greenbriar Mall, 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy.Atlanta, GA 30331 Free HIV testingDec. 1, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034 City of Atlanta World AIDS Day observanceDec. 1 City Hall will be lighted red as in years past. The annual program in City Hall will take place but final details were not known at press time. Free HIV testing and counselingDec. 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Positive Impact60 Eleventh St., Atlanta, GA 30309www.positiveimpact-atl.org Joining Hearts Host DriveDec. 1, 2 p.m. — 5 p.m.Einstein’s1077 Juniper Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309www.joininghearts.org In support of World AIDS Day, Joining Hearts invites supporters to Einstein’s to learn more about future plans. Einstein’s will donate 20 percent of bar sales between 2 p.m. — 5 p.m. to Joining Hearts. World AIDS Day Candlelight VigilDec. 1, 7 p.m.Smith Park, corner of Piedmont and Monroehttp://on.fb.me/SJFaijwww.atlsisters.org Hosted by Atlanta chapter of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Following the vigil, the Sisters will conduct a “condom ministry” in local bars AUGUSTA World AIDS Day Opening CeremonyNov. 30, 6:30 p.m.Paine College Chapel1235 15th St.Augusta, GA 30901www.paine.edu HIV/AIDS WalkDec. 1, 10 a.m.Paine College Chapel Red Ribbon BallDec. 1, 7 p.m.River Room of St. Paul’s Church605 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA 30901www.saintpauls.org Tickets $35; Proceeds to benefit St. Stephen’s Ministry, providing support services to persons with HIV/AIDS. Worship Service of RemembranceDec. 2, 4 p.m.MCC of Our Redeemer557 Greene St., Augusta, Ga. 30901www.mccoor.com The service will include music, liturgical dance, storytelling and opportunities for commitment and action. MACON Free HIV testingDec. 1Central City AIDS Network, Inc.2020 Ingleside Ave.Macon, GA 31204www.rainbowcenter.us SAVANNAH World AIDS Day vigilDec. 1, 6 p.m.Johnson Squarewww.savpride.com www.mybrothazhome.org Hosted by Savannah Pride and My Brothaz H.O.M.E. VALDOSTA ‘deepsouth’ documentary screeningNov. 30, 4:30 p.m.Valdosta State University Union Theatrewww.deepsouthfilm.com www.valdosta.edu Sponsored by South Health District and VSU Health Promotions. Discussion with director Lisa Biagiotto and reception to follow. Top photo: Emory University will have the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Dec. 1 to honor World AIDS Day. (by Dyana Bagby) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website five − 1 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.