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Dec. 1, 2011, World AIDS Day events
2011-11-30

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The Art Institute observes World AIDS Day with Untitled In partnership with Visual AIDS, "Day With(out) Art" gallery talk noon —1pm remembers the lives of artists in the collection who died of HIV/AIDS-related causes and discusses the relevance of the illness and human rights issues central to their work. Also screening of the film by Jim Hodges, Encke King, and Carlos Marques da Cruz. Both free with museum admission. 10:30am-8pm, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, www.artic.edu

5% of all Whole Foods Market sales benefit Night Ministry Help Chicago residents in need have basic supplies, free healthcare, dental care and rapid HIV testing through the organization's mobile outreach services. Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury Ave.; South Loop, 1101 S. Canal St.; Gold Coast, 30 W. Huron St.; Halsted and Waveland, 3640 N. Halsted St.; Lakeview, 3300 N. Ashland Ave. 12pm, various Whole Foods locations

Free HIV Testing at Brown Elephant Howard Brown Health Center offers free HIV testing to commemorate and raise awareness on World AIDS Day. Testing will be provided from 2-5pm by Howard Brown Health Center staff members. 2pm-5pm, Brown Elephant - Clark, 5404 N Clark, www.howardbrown.org

Voices for Change Youth Choir Competition World AIDS Day. Questions to Harold Cherry 773-701-4234 or Mark Shaffer 773-701-4231. Please call to confirm event time. 2pm, South Side Help Center, 10420 S. Halsted St., Chicago

HIV/AIDS in Africa and Beyond:: The Story the Media Missed Jonny Steinberg, lecturer in Africa Studies, Oxford University and author "Sizwe's Test: A Young Man's Journey Through Africa's AIDS Epidemic" and previous books on the lives of Liberian refugees living in New York and the pandemic in Africa. 4pm, McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Dr., Evanston

Vida/SIDA World AIDS Day 2011: Altars & Candlelight Free. For more information call Zenaida Lopez at Zenaidal@prcc-chgo.org or 773-278-6737; 5pm-5:30pm, Clemente High School, 2625 W. Division St., Chicago, www.vidasida.org

World of Chocolate Chocolate lovers are invited to satisfy their sweet tooth and commemorate World AIDS Day at World of Chocolate, AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 10th annual winter soiree. 6pm-9pm, 312-334-0935, Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave, http://www.aidschicago.org/chocolate

MK Czerwiec's oral history of Illinois Masonic's HIV/AIDS ward MK Czerwiec worked at Illinois Masonic Hospital's dedicated HIV/AIDS ward, known as Unit 371, from 1994-2000, and brings her oral history of the unit to the Center on Halsted on World AIDS Day. SAGE Space, $5 suggested donation to support community and cultural events. RSVPs and questions should be sent to Maura Ross at: mross@centeronhalsted.org; 6pm-8pm, Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted

Vida/SIDA World AIDS Day 2011 Community Reception Free. For more information please call Zenaida Lopez at Zenaidal@prcc-chgo.org or 773-278-6737; 6pm-8pm, Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western Ave., Chicago, www.vidasida.org

World AIDS Day Prayer Service St. Joseph, Immaculate Conception, and Bonaventure House will hold a prayer service as part of World AIDS Day. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Parking is available. 6:30pm, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1107 N. Orleans, http://www.ic-sjchurch.or

aChurch4Me?, TPAN nondenominational Memorial service During a candle-lighting ceremony we will look to the past, remembering, honoring, and naming our loved ones lost to AIDS; followed by a reflection in the present of living with HIV/AIDS. Finally, we focus on a future full of hope through care, prevention, education, medication, and spirituality. 7pm-8:30pm, TPAN offices, 5537 N. Broadway, Chicago


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