• HIV/AIDS Inspiration

    World AIDS Day: 2012 East Bay Celebrations

    Bay Area health agencies and collaborative organizations will commemorate World AIDS Day with multiple events throughout the entire weekend. This years theme, “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation” is testament to how close we are to making this a reality.

    Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been celebrated on December 1 of each year as an opportunity to increase awareness, host testing opportunities, reduce stigma, and remember loved ones lost throughout the years.

    Locally, in true East Bay fashion, there are a number of informative and engaging opportunities to Celebrate World AIDS Day:

    Grand Opening of Oakland Men’s Wellness Center
    Saturday, December 1, 2012 :: 1PM – 3PM
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) – 238 E. 18th Street, Oakland, CA
    Tour, cookout, and first shift

    Movie Screening & Discussion: Many Women, One Voice “Black Women and HIV/AIDS”
    Saturday, December 1, 2012  :: 2PM – 5PM
    The Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley
    In honor of World AIDS Day -Join Oakland’s Many Woman, One Voice Collaborative for this truly enlightening event designed with Bay Area Women in mind. The event will feature women from the film who will talk about the nuances of HIV in the African American Women’s Community. Come on out and bring your Family and Friends! Refreshments will be provided. RSVP Required – Click Here

    Ernest Larkins & The Messengers of Hope presents – Winter Crab Feed
    Saturday, December 1, 2012 :: 3PM – 8PM
    First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA
    Sponsored by City of Refuge UCC & First Congregational UCC of Oakland. The Goal of The Messengers is to bring together the Faith Based Community using Gospel Music as a means to create a dialog about HIV/AIDS. $40 Advance // $50 Door

    YOUNG AND HIV POSITIVE IN AMERICA: MTV TO AIR SPECIAL FEATURING GREATER THAN AIDS AMBASSADOR
    Tune in to MTV on Dec. 1, 7/6c, to watch “I’m Positive,” a new documentary special from MTV that follows three young Americans living with HIV. One of the three profiled is a Greater Than AIDS ambassador, a young gay man living with HIV in Dallas. The show was developed with Greater Than AIDS co-founder the Kaiser Family Foundation, as part of long standing partnership with MTV and was produced by Dr. Drew and the team responsible for the ground-breaking program “16 & Pregnant.” Gilead Sciences provided funding. More information and resources can be found at GYTNOW.org.

    Bay Cares: Test for a Ticket “Hip Hop HIV Awareness & Screening Initiative”
    KICK OFF in Commemoration of World AIDS Day
    December 2, 2012 :: Oakland Raiders Game
    Oco.com Arena

    Resources for Congregations

    Alameda County Office of AIDS: http://www.acphd.org/oaa.aspx

    Allen Temple HIV/AIDS Ministry: https://www.allen-temple.org/community-care/aids-ministry

    Balm in Gilead: http://www.balmingilead.org/

    Black AIDS Institute: http://www.blackaids.org/

    Greater than AIDS: http://greaterthan.org/

    The Black Church & HIV: http://www.theblackchurchandhiv.org/

     

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