2011 World AIDS Day: Bay Area Events

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world.  Local organizations provide a number of information, and testing opportunities throughout the year.  Each World AIDS Day the Bay Area commemorative events grow more exciting and creative! Check out the events for 2011:

[National Event]  
ONE and (RED) are hosting a live broadcast — “The Beginning of the End of AIDS” — today at 10AM EST. Speakers include President Obama, former President Clinton, Bono, and Alicia Keys, and a few others. This two-hour event will be featured on YouTube live at 10AM at http://www.youtube.com/TheONECampaign

November 24 – Dec 2

Oakland City Hall illuminated in Red in honor of World AIDS Week

November 28 to Dec 1
AIDS Quilt will be on display in the Tang Center Lobby
2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA


10AM – 4PM
Volunteers of America providing testing in Berkeley at the Out of the Closet Thrift Store
1600 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
For more info call: Phillipe Smith [510] 533-5253 ext 14

11AM – 1PM
WORLD/PWN – Word AIDS Day Count Us In! March and Rally

Stand up to demand women with HIV are counted in programs, budgets, planning and leadership! Meet at WORLD’s office: 449 15th Street, Suite 303 in downtown Oakland at 11AM.  RSVP -> WORLD, [510] 986-0340, or pwn@womenhiv.org   |  http://pwn-usa.org

Alameda County Office of AIDS Annual Awards Luncheon

Lake Chalet Restaurant
For more information contact: Michael Lee [510] 268-7641 michael.lee@acgov.org  |  http://officeofaids.org

12Noon – 3PM
La Clinica de la Raza – Tabling Outreach Event

Transit Village Plaza (Between 34th & 35th on International Blvd.)
For more information contact: Catalina Palacios [510] 535-6404 or email cpalacios@laclinica.org  |  http://laclinica.org

1PM – 3PM
APEB – Health and Resource Fair

Frank Ogawa Plaza
Free HIV testing on Broadway and 14th
For more info contact: [510] 663-7979  |  http://apeb.org

5PM – 7PM
“We Were Here” Film Screening and Discussion

70 Barrows, UC Berkeley
For more information contact: Sam Sheffield sheffysam@gmail.com  |  http://berkeleyfreeclinic.org/bbc

2PM – 4PM (Panel) , 4PM – 6PM (Reception)
Voices from the Epidemic: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Tang, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
For more information contact: Sam Sheffield sheffysam@gmail.com  |  http://berkeleyfreeclinic.org/bbc

6PM – 9PM
World AIDS Day: Art Murmur Celebration

17th – 26th Streets & Telegraph Avenue
Hosted by: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and GSO.  Art Murmur promotes the arts community in an organized monthly First Friday Art Walk event, called Art Murmur, which is free and open to the public.  This well attended event by people of all background will incorporate WAD with free testing, and HIV information.  Be sure to invite your friends! 
For more information contact Get Screened Oakland [510] 238-7657  |  http://getscreenedoakland.org  http://oaklandartmurmur.org

7PM – 9PM
World AIDS Day Celebrity Bartender Night

Home of Chicken & Waffles, 444 Embarcadero Way, Oakland, CA
Celebrity Bartenders-Matt Barnes, Khalif Barnes, & Chuy Gomez.  Benefiting East Bay AIDS Advocacy

8PM – 11PM
Grace, Beauty, Legs, Sex & Condoms

All are invited for FREE appetizers, performances, raffle prizes, a health fair featuring information about HIV vaccine studies.  Hosted by: The HIV Research Section SFDPH, Berkeley Free Clinic, Get Screened Oakland, and the East Bay AIDS Center.
Bench & Bar, 510 17th Street, Oakland
For more information contact: [415] 554-9058  |  http://SFisReady.org

10PM – 2AM
CAL-PEP Midnight Grill Out

Castro (Oakland)
For more info contact: Jamila Shipp [510] 874-7850


Community and Communion: DIRTY LAUNDRY – Dinner and Movie Night

Exploring the connection between Black Churches and their Lesbian and Gay family members.

Film maker Maurice Jamal will join a panelist of clergy and community leaders as they discuss the dilemma of welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals into the Black Church.  Please register at http://communityandcommunion.eventbrite.com/ by Wednesday, December 7th.  Sponsored by The Coalition of Welcoming Congregations of the Bay Area and the Umoja Project

First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612
For more information contact : Rob Newells newellsrobert@gmail.com


Alameda County Office of Aids http://officeofaids.org

Allen Temple AIDS Ministry  http://allentempleaidsministry.org

APEB http://apeb.org

CAL-PEP www.calpep.org

Get Screened Oakland  http://getscreenedoakland.org

Greater Than AIDS http://greaterthan.org

La Clinica de la Raza http://laclinica.org

That Could Be Me  http://tcbme.org

WORLD http://womenhiv.org


Additional testing resources and information can be found here 

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