World AIDS Day takes place Friday, Dec. 1, but there is a series events taking place throughout the week and weekend and across the state to mark the day.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert, Rev. Paul M. Turner and Rev. Maressa Pendermon lead a World AIDS Day Service and Panel Discussion at First Christian Church of Decatur, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/160494304550736

Tuesday, Nov. 28

SisterLove, Inc. will act as facilitators for HIV as a Reproductive Justice Issue, a community conversation featuring local experts. 12–2 p.m., Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/496696570699892

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Georgia Equality and the Georgia Coalition to End HIV Criminalization present Living With Injustice: A Community Conversation About Race, HIV & Criminalization. 12–2 p.m., Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/507963619574417

Thursday, Nov. 30

Georgia Equality and THRIVE SS present Race, HIV & Social Service: A Community Conversation. 12–2 p.m., Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.facebook.com/events/369402066834715

Georgia Equality and The Counter Narrative Project host HIV & Race in Atlanta’s Art Community. 6–8 p.m., Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, bit.ly/2mLLErC

Friday, Dec. 1

HIV activist/advocate Kim Moon is the guest speaker at a free World AIDS Day Luncheon hosted by South Health District in Valdosta. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Patterson Valdosta, 101 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601, bit.ly/2izFq9V

The new Decatur facility of Positive Impact Health Centers will make its debut at the AIDS service organization’s World AIDS Day Community Fair. 12–2 p.m., 523 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.facebook.com/events/1373906246068308 See story on page 19

The Hangout celebrates its one-year anniversary as a drop-in center that provides HIV prevention programs for young gay and bisexual men. 6–10 p.m., 448 Ralph David Abernathy Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/496427764083946

The Chocolate Collective and The Brothers Purpose present Bow Ties, Bourbon & Belonging, a free World AIDS Day mixer featuring food and drinks, a DJ, a guest speaker and PrEP and HIV education info. 7–10 p.m., 22A Bennett St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/2026718077564291

A staged reading of Larry Kramer’s critically-acclaimed AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” will be followed by a brief talk-back and free HIV testing. 7:30–11 p.m., Metropolitan Studios, 1259 Metropolitan Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, bit.ly/2z4jnhG

Omni: A Cultural Explosion of Love & War for World AIDS Day is Impulse Group Atlanta’s way of highlighting its 20-chapter global advocacy culture of sexual wellness. Free with complimentary cocktails. 9 p.m., 433 Bishop St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/2029063610673370

Saturday, Dec. 2

The Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta host a Community World AIDS Day Forum at Henry County Middle School, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 166 Holly Smith Drive, McDonough, GA 30253, www.facebook.com/events/1403134679808314

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