World AIDS Day Events

By |2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00November 30th, 2006|News|

Note: All events take place on Dec. 1 unless otherwise noted.

Ann Arbor

Panel discussion. HARC will be part of a panel discussion. 7 p.m., Nov. 28. Wolverine Room of the Michigan Union on the University of Michigan Campus.

Barebacking discussion. HARC will be part of a panel discussion. 12-1:30 p.m., Nov. 30. Michigan Union, U-M Campus, third floor in Chamber Room.

Make-up benefit. The MAC Cosmetic Counter at Briarwood Mall has agreed to have HARC set up a display table at their counter. For every dollar that’s donated to HARC the MAC staff will spend that amount of time with the customer providing a free make-up consultation (i.e. a $10 donation gets you a 10 minute consultation). 2-7 p.m., Dec. 1-2.

Dine Out Ann Arbor. Residents will have the opportunity to fight AIDS by doing something they frequently do: Eat Out! Fifty restaurants from Ann Arbor and neighboring cities will participate in the annual benefit. Local restaurants will donate 10 percent of that day’s sales to the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP), Michigan’s largest non-profit AIDS education organization. Some of the participating restaurants include: Gratzi, La Dolce Vita, The Chop House, Palio, Real Seafood Co., Carson’s American Bistro, The Quarter Bistro, The Original Cottage Inn, Arbor Brewing Company, Broken Egg, Connor O’Neill’s and Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. or (248) 545-1435.

Living with HIV. A guest speaker who is living with HIV will share their story and answer questions. 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Glad Tidings Worship Center, 2131 Holms Road.

Detroit area

Focusing on Accountability. Division of Health, Wellness and Disease Control in conjunction with the Wayne Co. Health Dept. is sponsoring this event “Focusing on Accountability.” The event will be moderated by Channel 50/62’s Host of Street Beat Edward Foxworth III. Local and state leaders will attend. Health screenings such as diabetes, blood pressure and TB will be available. HIV/AIDS organizations will be present. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave.

Speakers’ panel. The Wayne State University Community Advisory Board members will provide a multi-media presentation. Guest speakers will address the audience. Hutzel Hospital, 3980 John R at Alexandrine Street. Free parking is available at the upper level in the Center Deck Parking Structure. Please enter at the sign posted “Visitors.” The gathering will be held in the Kresge Auditorium located on the second floor. 12:30-3 p.m. Contact Margareth Corkery at (313) 745-2083 or Johnnie W. Jenkins at (313) 925-6897 for more information.

Free HIV testing. Wayne County Department of Public Health will provide free HIV Testing at their mobile testing van at Faith Recovery Center. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2235 Moore Road, Lincoln Park.

Grand Rapids

“Pandemic: Facing AIDS” and “thinkHIV: This is Me.” Although admission is free, tickets are being handed out by SHACK members, but won’t be “required” to have them upon entering the theater. Attendess will also receive a coupon for a “free” HIV test at a local clinic with their admission. Wealthy Street Theater, 1130 Wealthy SE.


AIDS activists speak out. The ceremony will include a display of panels of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and educational placards that were created to help educate the community about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had locally and globally. The Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus will perform as part of the hour-long observance. In addition to the reading of proclamations and personal accounts of living with HIV/AIDS, a Silent March will be held to dramatize the impact that stigma plays in keeping people effectively silent about their disease. Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. 11 a.m. 819 Abbott Road.

Silent Auction/Red Ribbon Dinner. The Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN) will host their first annual Silent Auction and Red Ribbon Dinner to help raise money to support the programs and services offered to the community and to people living with HIV and AIDS throughout mid-Michigan. The elegant sit down dinner and Silent Auction will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Course, at 15500 Chandler Road in East Lansing. Tickets to the event will cost $100 and will include a complimentary wine and beer as well as a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, a sit down dinner, live entertainment and silent auction. 5 p.m. (517) 394-3560.

MSU Museum exhibit. Objects on exhibit at the MSU Museum will become part of the museum’s permanent collection, telling a powerful story of how traditional arts have become the basis for innovative new approach to educating the public about the dangers of AIDS. The exhibition “Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education, and AIDS in South Africa” runs through the end of December. In addition, on Dec. 1, the MSU Museum will also display a 12-foot by 12-foot panel from the NAMES Project, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in conjunction with the Lansing Area AIDS Network. Each “block” (or section) of The AIDS Memorial Quilt measures approximately 12 square feet, and a typical block consists of eight individual three foot by six foot panels sewn together. Virtually every one of the more than 40,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS. For more information, call (517) 355-2370 or visit


“A Closer Walk.” This film is the first to depict humankind’s confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. The film’s director and producer, Robert Bilheimer, is an Academy Award nominee for his film “Cry of Reason,” a profile of the South African anti-apartheid leader Beyers Naude. 6 p.m. University Center (Ontario Room), U-M, Flint.


AIDS Day symposium. Topics to be covered include: HIV Update, HIV in the African American Community and HIV in the Arab American Community. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, Wayne. (734) 727-1115.


Spaghetti Dinner. 5-7 p.m. $6 donation. Ferndale First United Methodist Church supporting Midwest AIDS Prevention Project (MAPP).

Candlelight Procession/Vigil. 7-7:30 p.m. From First United Methodist to Zion Lutheran Church.

Ecumenical Service with Detroit Together Men’s Chorus. 7:30-8:45 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church of Ferndale.

Reception By Motor City Bears. 9 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church Reception Hall Downstairs.

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