World AIDS Day Events Continue Across the Country
Events across the country will take place today to recognize World AIDS Day. The following is a sample of those events (see yesterday's Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_hiv_recent_rep.cfm for more events):
- Detroit, Mich.: A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Little Flower. The Detroit Health Department will hold a "remembrance and celebration" today from noon to 2 p.m. in the 7th floor chapel. Gospel Against AIDS will hold a vigil for families dealing with the disease at 1 p.m. The Michigan Jewish AIDS Coalition is holding a "community healing service" at 7:30 p.m. For more information on all these events, go to http://www.freep.com/news/health/aside1_20001201.htm (Detroit Free Press, 12/01).
- Houston, Texas: The Center for AIDS will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, featuring works by Houston artist Mary Hawkins. The Houston Lesbian and Gay Community Center will sponsor an exhibit by 15 local artists. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and will remain on display through December. The Rice Media Center will screen 12 short films tonight in conjunction with the Houston Lesbian and Gay Community Center. "Love Reinvented" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Additional screenings will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. The University of Houston Wellness Center will host exhibits, speakers, presentations and a Catholic mass today in honor of AIDS Day. A part of the AIDS memorial quilt also will be exhibited in the Arbor Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. For details, please see http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/760430h (Houston Chronicle, 12/01).
- New York, N.Y.: The HIV Bereavement Program at the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center will host "Sounds of Life," a free evening of poetry and music, beginning at 6 p.m. The Brooklyn-based Blackout Arts Collective will dedicate tonight's installment of their monthly showcase series to remembering those who have died of AIDS, beginning at 8 p.m. The Museum of Television & Radio will show episodes of various television shows that have dealt with AIDS. Screenings begin at 12:10 p.m. For more information on theses programs, see http://www.nydailynews.com/2000-12-01/New_York_Now/Culture/a-90573.asp (MacMillan, New York Daily News, 12/1).
- Provo, Utah: The Health Department will offer free HIV testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call the Utah County Health Department at 801-370-8724 (Deseret News, 11/30).
- Reno, Nev.: The District Health Department of Reno and the Red Cross are joining forces to provide free HIV testing today at the Reno Hilton from noon to 8 p.m. (Las Vegas Sun, 11/30).
- Minneapolis, Minn.: The Red Door Clinic will sponsor an information display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercado Central. Spanish-speaking health experts will be present. Pillsbury Neighborhood Services will host an evening of music and live performance beginning at 6 p.m. at 3501 S. Chicago Ave. The Shen-men Acupuncture and Massage Center in St. Paul is offering free treatments for people with HIV/AIDS. At 7 p.m. the First Congregational Church in St. Mankato will hold a remembrance service. On Saturday, there will be a one-day conference on AIDS from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin Middle School. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youths. For more information contact Georgi Bell at (651) 647-5905. The First Congregational Church in Brainerd is holding an ecumenical prayer and service at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on these events, see http//www.pioneerplanet.com/news/mtc_docs/039389.htm (St. Paul Pioneer Press, 12/01).