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Oakland AIDS Awareness Week Events

Posted by novoscene on November 27, 2007


December 1 is World AIDS Day and while a recent announcement from UNAIDS and the World Health Organization reported that the percentage of people living with the disease is leveling off, make no mistake, HIV/AIDS is still a very serious worldwide epidemic.

According to the Global Steering Committee of the World AIDS Campaign, over 5700 people died each day from AIDS-related illnesses in 2007. Over 6800 people are still being infected with HIV daily, about 1200 of whom are children under 15 and about 2900 are women 15 years and older.

The city of Oakland has declared this to be AIDS Awareness Week and is sponsoring a series of free events, testings, film screenings and fundraisers through the weekend.

Being safe and getting regular tests play a big part in staying safe.

Below is a list of events and testing centers throughout the town.




Oakland World Aids Week Events


Wednesday Nov. 28

HIV and Gospel Music Workshop

During this four-day workshop not only will we learn new music but we will also train members of the community of faith during about the impact of HIV on the church. The leader for the Gospel Music segment of the workshop will be Pastor Jeffrey Williams. We look forward to working with you. We are hopeful that your schedule will allow you to be involved in changing the way HIV education and information gets presented to our community of faith.



Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

807 27th Street, Oakland CA 94601


Get Screened Oakland and East Bay AIDS Walk Community Awards Reception


City Hall

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza



Prayer Circle


City Hall Square

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Thursday Nov. 29


Be in the Know/HIV Testing and party w/KMEL DJ’s


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Laney College Quad
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
For more information: Adriann McCall, Oakland Mayor’s Office, (510) 233-7748


Film Screening: Life Support and discussion with Co-Star Rachel Nicks


6:30-9:30 (Dinner 6:30, Screening 7pm)

Laney College

900 Fallon Street

(510) 834-5740

Prayer Circle


City Hall Square

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza


Friday Nov. 30


W.O.R.L.D Summit on Women & HIV

For World AIDS Day 2007, WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) will host a Summit on Women and HIV for HIV Positive Women, Providers, Family, Friends, and interested Community Members. All are welcome!

Workshops include: Key Health Issues for HIV+ Women, HIV Prevention Strategies for Women, Telling Our Stories, Working with Your Doctor and Your Health Support Team, HIV Update: What we Know and Don’t Know about Women & Treatment and Positive Action: Mobilizing Our Communities. A series of workshops will be held in Spanish and simultaneous translation will be offered in several of the English workshops.


Samuel Merritt College

410 Hawthorne St.




510.986.0340 ext 316


Levende East AIDS Day Event

While there has been a lot of discussion regarding AIDS’ impact on the continent of Africa, many people within the African American community are whispering.
Let’s bang the drum together in memory of friends & family who may have passed on!
Let’s bang the drum together in hope for increased awareness!
Let’s bang the drum to support the millions who are choosing to LIVE with the disease!
Free (limited appetizers — on first come first served basis)

6:00pm – 9:00pm Limi

Levende East

827 Washington St
Oakland, CA
(510) 835-5585

The City of Oakland Park World AIDS Event

Community agencies will be providing free HIV testing and information from 4 to 7 p.m. A Candlelight ceremony will be held from 6 to 8 p.m along with a showing of the AIDS Quilt by the Names Project.


Downtown Oakland Park

1298 37 Street


Saturday Dec. 1

World AIDS Day Benefit Concert w/Talib Kweli, Martin Luther, Sunny Hawkins, Ise Lyfe, J-Red, and Dante McClinton

$30, $50 VIP


Historic Sweets Ballroom

1933 Broadway, Oakland

Info: 877.71.GROOVE



Sunday Dec. 2


La Clinica de la Raza & SalvaSIDA

World Aids Day Commemoration

St. Anthony’s Church

1535 16 Ave. Oakland

(510) 534-2117


HIV/AIDS Testing Centers

AIDS Project East Bay

499 5th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 663-7979


5323 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 434-0301 x307

Asian Health Services

818 Webster St .
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 986-6830 x371

Highland General Hospital

1411 E. 31st St.
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 437-5054

For a full list of Events and Testing Centers go to http://www.getscreenedoakland.org



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