Nov 29, 2010 2:34 PM | 1
At twice the national average, New York City has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country. Awareness and education are the best ways to combat AIDS and support those who are living with HIV, so BPL is partnering with CAMBA for a day of awareness, remembrance and inspiration on World AIDS Day this Wednesday.
The day-long event will feature musical acts, dance performances and theatrical presentations at Central Library by the CAMBA Anti-Stigma Project. There also will be seminars, film screenings, educational games and a wealth of informational materials from a host of other organizations. Because one in five Americans living with HIV don’t know they have the virus, several testing agencies will also be on hand, offering free testing in a confidential and supportive environment.
This will all lead up to a special program at 6:15 PM, capping off the day with rousing remarks and inspiring performances.
Please come to Central Library this Wednesday to learn more about HIV/AIDS and the toll it is taking on our community. In the meantime, if you or someone you love is living with HIV, visit CAMBA’s HIV/AIDS resource center for valuable help managing the disease.
BPL’s World AIDS Day Program
Wednesday, December 1
12:30 – 8 PM
(Closing Ceremonies start at 6:30 PM)