Wednesday, November 26, 2008

World AIDS Day 2008 Extends the Theme of ‘Leadership’ to its Worldwide Campaign of ‘Stop Aids, Keep the Promise’ - So Does Tucson

TUCSON (Observer Update) - The Tucson World AIDS Day Committee supports the World AIDS Day Campaign efforts and public announcement to encourage leaders at all levels to stop AIDS. In order to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS, our community must show leadership and empowerment in helping Southern Arizona to realize a community with no new HIV infections.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this day of remembrance through World AIDS Day. Since 1988 many of the challenges surrounding HIV and AIDS have changed. Although many of these changes have been positive (and are highlighted below), the fight is not over. Instead, this anniversary is a reminder of the work that is still left to be done. This year’s event will include numerous activities and ways for the community to be involved in showing support, solidarity, and leadership for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Below is a schedule of events for Monday, December 1, at Club Congress, 264 E. Congress (Free admission).

Schedule (as of press time subject to change): 3:00 p.m. Youth Urban Art, Music, Community Tabling begins, 4:00 p.m., Opening remarks, 4:10 p.m., Ballet Folklorico Destino, 4:50 p.m., Speaker, 5:00 p.m., Odaiko Sonora, 5:30 p.m., Performance Art in the The Copper Room: Cabaret Boheme, 5:40 p.m., Speaker
5:50 p.m., The Human Project, 6:00 p.m., Performance Art in the The Copper Room: 7 up Performance Art, 7:00 p.m., Performance Art in the The Copper Room: Boys R Us, 6:30 p.m., Speaker, 6:50 p.m., Key Ingredients of African Soul and Eno Washington, 7:20 p.m., Speaker, Council Member Nina Trasoff, 7:30 p.m. Closing remarks. Other Musicians - 5:00 p.m., Marianne Dissard, 6:00 p.m., Tom Walbank, 8:00 p.m., Denise Lang, 9:00 p.m., Garboski.

For more information, visit or call one of the participating collaborators below: Club Congress, (520) 622-8848, COPE Community Services, (520) 798-1772, Native Images (520) 882-6120, Pima County Health Department (520) 243-7770, Positively Beautiful (520) 204-2250, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), (520) 628-7223, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN), (520) 299-6647.

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