Atlanta, other Ga. cities to honor World AIDS Day
Numerous events scheduled around the state
Nov. 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. DeKalb Addiction Clinic 455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030
Condom Fashion Show
November 28, 6 p.m. Morehouse College Sale Hall 830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314
Georgia events to recognize World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, include everything from free HIV testing at malls to a screening of a newly released documentary about HIV in the South to a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS.
Many events are scheduled in metro Atlanta, as well as Augusta, Macon and Valdosta, among other cities.
In Atlanta, HIV agencies like AID Atlanta, Positive Impact and the Ric Crawford Clinic (formerly AID Gwinnett) will offer free HIV testing; Fulton and DeKalb County health departments are also teaming up to provide free HIV testing at places such as Greenbriar Mall and South DeKalb Mall.
In addition to HIV testing, a townhall meeting is set for Nov. 30 at Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue Research Library. Atlanta City Hall will be lit up with red lights Dec. 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day; the same day, Atlanta’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will host a vigil at 7 p.m. at Smith Park, located at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive.
At Morehouse University, a Nov. 28 fashion show with outfits made from condoms will highlight an evening of working to eliminate the stigma of HIV/AIDS as well as promoting condoms to prac- tice safe sex. Emory University’s Hillel group will once again sponsor the world’s largest campus display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, set for Nov. 30.
There are events planned also in Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Valdosta with Valdosta holding events over several days, including a screening of the newly released documentary “deepsouth” that explores, among other issues, HIV in the rural South. Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. Paine College Chapel 1235 15th St., Augusta, GA 30901 www.paine.edu
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. Paine College Chapel
Red Ribbon Ball
Dec. 1, 7 p.m. River Room of St. Paul’s Church 605 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA 30901 www.saintpauls.org
Emory University will have the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Dec. 1 to honor World AIDS Day. (Photo by Dyana Bagby)