On Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, people around the world will unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is also an opportunity to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have passed away from HIV/AIDS.
West Hollywood will recognize World AIDS Day with several events on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Additionally, one panel from The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 4, at West Hollywood City Hall, at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. The Quilt – conceived in 1985 by activist Cleve Jones – is a memorial to and celebration of the lives of people lost to HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day 2015 events will kick off on Tuesday with the World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. at the northwest corner of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards.
The city will broadcast AIDSWatch on Tuesday – a 24-hour electronic art piece and memorial on Dec. 1. It will broadcast on WeHoTV beginning at 12:01 a.m. AIDSWatch presents one name, one memory, one life at a time, on a black screen in white letters for 3.5 seconds – the length it takes to take one breath. Community members who have lost family or friends to AIDS are invited to include them in AIDSWatch – names may be added at www.aidswatch.org.
The city will host a public viewing opportunity of AIDSWatch on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the West Hollywood’s City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. The Paul Starke Warrior Awards will be held afterwards. For information call (323)848-6403, or visit www.weho.org.
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