World AIDS Day events

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Ninth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast

8-10:30 a.m. Dec. 1

DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St. 

Members of the city’s faith community will come together at Philadelphia FIGHT’s annual event, at which more than 250 people will honor those who died while recommitting themselves to activism. Bishop Audrey F. Bronson, pastor of Sanctuary Church of the Open Door, will be the keynote speaker;


The Changing Landscape of HIV Care

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1

Lehigh University-Mountain Top Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley’s commemorative event will highlight updates in HIV/AIDS care, including topics surrounding adolescents, family planning and more. Participants can earn CME, nursing and social-work credits;


Youth & Family Forum

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 2

DelTech Community College-George Campus, 300 N Orange St., Wilmington, Del.

A panel of HIV/AIDS experts will discuss the state of the epidemic in Delaware and beyond in an event sponsored by AIDS Delaware, Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, Delaware Technical Community College, Duffy’s Hope and YESS;


“Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings”

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1

Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.

ICA will present a daylong screening of the short films, part of Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art initiative. The video project centers the voices of people of color to explore the historical and ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic. The event is free and open to the public;


14th Annual Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony

5-7 p.m. Dec. 1

School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St.

Six individuals will be honored for their work in HIV/AIDS research and treatment. Dr. Rachel Levine, the first transgender woman to serve as the state’s physician general, will be the policymaker honoree;


“Stigma is the Deadly Disease”

6-9 p.m. Dec. 1

GALAEI, 149 W. Susquehanna Ave.

The art exhibit features work from 10 trans youth of color aimed at combatting HIV stigma. GALAEI’s Project YEAH participants spearheaded the initiative, in collaboration with artist Erika Guadalupe Núñez;


The Talk: Chew & Chat

6-10 p.m. Dec. 1 

Mazzoni Center, 1348 Bainbridge St.

Mark the occasion with a dinner and group discussion about topics impacting LGBTQ communities of color. The event, hosted by Mazzoni's The Real Impact Project, will include a tribute to lives lost, and educational and networking opportunities;


AIDS Memorial Quilt

7-9 p.m. Dec. 1

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 10 Chapel Road, New Hope

Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display, and organizers will pay tribute to local victims of the epidemic;


“Still Fighting For Our Lives” exhibit

Through Dec. 29

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Explore the LGBT community center’s archives and art gallery with this exhibit highlighting the history of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia AIDS Library presents materials such as banners, fliers, brochures, photographs and posters dating back to the 1980s; 


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