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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.

-kwan

 

 

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.

$25

5-9pm

Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church

807 27th Street, Oakland CA 94601

 

Get Screened Oakland and East Bay AIDS Walk Community Awards Reception

6-9pm

City Hall

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

http://www.getscreenedoakland.org/wedrecp.html

 

Prayer Circle

8pm

City Hall Square

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Thursday Nov. 29

 

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

Free

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

Free

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

Laney College

900 Fallon Street

(510) 834-5740
http://www.getscreenedoakland.org/lifesupport.html

Prayer Circle

8pm

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.
$20

8-5pm

Samuel Merritt College

410 Hawthorne St.

Oakland

http://www.womenhiv.org

nkhanna@womenhiv.org

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.

Free
4-8pm

Downtown Oakland Park

1298 37 Street

954-733-2835

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

7PM

Historic Sweets Ballroom

1933 Broadway, Oakland

Info: 877.71.GROOVE

http://www.getscreenedoakland.org/concert.html

 

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
www.apeb.org

HEPPAC

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

Asian Health Services

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

Highland General Hospital

1411 E. 31st St.
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 437-5054
www.acmedctr.org/highland.cfm

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

 

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