The city of West Hollywood is holding multiple events for World AIDS Day, which is observed each year on Dec. 1.
World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 United Nations World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Every year, government and private organizations and cities around the world join together for programs on specific themes related to AIDS. The international theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities Make the Difference.”
In observance of World AIDS Day, West Hollywood hosts AIDSWatch, an electronic memorial to people who have died from HIV and AIDS. The names are projected on the exterior wall of the West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd., from the evening of Friday, Nov. 29, through the morning of Monday, Dec. 2. The public can view AIDSWatch in person or watch it on WeHoTV by visiting weho.org.
On Monday, Dec. 2, the city will hold its annual AIDS Memorial Walk on Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive. The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the northwest corner of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards and ends at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, located at the library. A candlelight vigil hosted by the Alliance for Housing and Healing follows the march.
After the vigil, the annual Paul Andrew Starke Warrior Awards presentation and reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Warrior Awards will be given to outstanding employees or volunteers of local agencies that offer HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention and care services.
For information, call (323)848-6403, or visit weho.org.
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