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Weekend Happenings: World AIDS Day Edition

This week we’re turning our attention to the 23rd Annual World AIDS Day. The global health day is designed to bring awareness to the fight against HIV and support those living with the virus, as well as commemorate those who lost their fight. Portland, being the supportive city that it is, will be hosting a series of events for the local community. If there was ever a time we wanted to be in more than one place at once, this is it!

Image Courtesy WorldAIDSDayNW

  • The PDX Q Center will present a Living Vigil: 30 years of HIV tonight at 6:30pm. Hosted by Ben Brown Jr., the annual event encourages its audience to stay well and keep up the fight for health and justice. Doors open at 6:30 and is free to the public. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight.

    Image courtesy of Rotary Scholar

  • The Mercy Corps Action Center is hosting What’s New in HIV symposium. National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata will present the latest information regarding HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. The presentation, which will include time for networking, will take place from 5pm to 7pm Thursday December 1st. Learn what’s new so you can know what’s next.
  • Get your fill of food, information and remembrance. Gaymaleiam is hosting a Remembrance Brunch from 11am to 1pm on Thursday December 1st. There will be coffee, sweets, informational brochures and a commemorative table. Monetary and nonperishable food donations are appreciated.

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