CHICAGO — December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS and those living with the virus.
Many local community across the world and across the state are recognizing the battle with memorials, gatherings and events. The following list of events isn’t a complete list, so please watch social media for more in your area.
Phoenix Center World AIDS Day Event
Friday, December 1 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM CST
109 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Illinois 62704
This World AIDS Day event is an Open House for all HIV+ individuals, their family, friends, and caregivers or if you just want to learn more about what is being done to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This event also serves as a kickoff for the new Phoenix Center HIV+ Support Group “POSITIVE CHANGE”. This monthly group, for HIV+ individuals, will begin Jan. 2018 (date/time to be announced). This will be a social/educational/support group designed to bring people together to build a social network, to meet others dealing with similar issues, and to help us (The Phoenix Center) better meet the needs of those we serve.
World AIDS Day 2017
Friday, December 1 at 5:30 PM – 6 PM CST
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
GCAP will be hosting a vigil at the Krannert amphitheater for World AIDS Day. Come join us!
World AIDS Day Service of Remembrance and Celebration
Friday, December 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM CST
Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church
3330 S King Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60616
The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring a “Service of Remembrance and Celebration” to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017 at Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3300 S. King Drive, Chicago. Come for light refreshments and fellowship starting at 6 pm. The service begins at 7 pm.
Our featured speaker is Bishop Julius C. Trimble, resident bishop of the Indiana Episcopal Area and chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. The local neighborhood branch of the Chicago Children’s Chorus will also join us for a special performance.
At the 2017 annual conference, we raised over $70,000 for the UM Global AIDS Fund’s vital and important work. We were able to retain twenty-five percent of that offering for our ministries with HIV/AIDS here in Northern Illinois. This service will take a moment to thank each congregation which contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal this year and the task force will present its next phase in their ministry as a result of the offering.
Please join us for this special World AIDS Day program on Dec. 1 at Hartzell Memorial UMC in Chicago.
World AIDS Day Prayer
Friday, December 1 at 7 PM – 8 PM CST
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
708 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Please join us in prayer as we support persons living with HIV and commend to our loving God those persons who have died from AIDS.
A free-will offering will be collected to support Bonaventure House and Catholic Charities HIV Services and Ministry. Light refreshments follow the prayer service. For additional information, contact [email protected]
AGLO – Archdiocesan Gay & Lesbian Outreach Chicago
World AIDS Day at Touché
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8 PM – 12 AM CST
6412 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60626
Getting to Zero, Keeping it Friendly!
On Tuesday, December 1, Team Friendly Chicago will be at Touché to observe World AIDS Day. Free HIV testing will be available courtesy of Howard Brown Health Center.
Come in and have a friendly conversation (+;
Thanks to BLUF Chicago and CAGE for their support in this event!
Living with HIV
Friday at 11 AM – 2 PM CST
Test Positive Aware Network – TPAN, 5537 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60640
You’re invited to TPAN’s observance of World AIDS Day with a special program, 11a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.
The event begins with a meet-and-mingle over coffee, tea, and snacks, followed by “Living with HIV,” a group discussion covering such topics as stigma and aging. After lunch, “This is TPAN” will feature TPAN staff members talking about the roles they serve in the programs and services offered by the agency.
We will honor all those we have lost to HIV/AIDS with a minute of silence precisely at 12 noon.
The program is open to all HIV service providers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and anyone interested in learning more about healthy living with HIV and TPAN.
To attend, please RSVP by Wednesday Nov. 29 to Jessie Mott: [email protected] or call 773-989-9400, ext. 232.
TPAN is located at 5537 N. Broadway, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.