World AIDS Day 2012 Special Section
Evening of Hope and Inspiration
Christy Sutherland, Jason Crabb, Jeannie White-Ginder
345 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Grammy award-winning Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb headlines the 4th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration to benefit the Jeanne White-Ginder Food Pantry at Different Roads Home, a Charlotte area non-profit serving the needs of individuals living with chronic illness. Award winning Christian singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland also performs. Additionally, Jeanne White-Ginder will be featured as a guest speaker and the Hope and Inspiration Awards will be presented to local advocates. $20-$50.
Nov. 25-Dec. 2
The Quilt: Tapestry of Lives
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St., Asheville
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Closed Thanksgiving Day
A special World AIDS Day exhibit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt presented by the Western North Carolina AIDS Project. A candlelight vigil will be held on Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1
A Walk in My Shoes
Biddle Hall Auditorium
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte
PowerHouse Project presents “A Walk in My Shoes,” a musical about American youth living with HIV/AIDS. Written by Jermaine Nakia Lee and directed and choreographed by LaTanya Johnson. Admission is free. Not suitable for audiences under 13. Performances Nov. 29-30, 7 p.m., and Dec. 1, 3 p.m.
World AIDS Day Vigil: Getting to Zero
AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
Agudas Israel Congregation
505 Glasgow Ln., Hendersonville
Dec. 1, 5 p.m., Vigil
Dec. 1-2, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Display
Interfaith Action hosts its first World AIDS Day candlelight vigil bringing the message on the importance of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AID-related deaths. Western North Carolina AIDS Project Executive Director Jeff Bachar will speak. MCC Sacred Journey served as the event planner.
Light reception follows.
Seven panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display. Those shown were requested by local residents.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte
The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network and the Mecklenburg County Department of Health hold their annual Voices Project, presented by Wells Fargo. Stories are shared from those living with HIV and remembering those that have passed, paving the road along which one currently walks. With one voice it might be hard to hear, but when we come together as a community, those voices become louder and stronger. Donations accepted.
World AIDS Day Observance
St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church
1600 Norris Ave., Charlotte
St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church host a special World AIDS Day observance. Bridge of Life Charlotte, Inc., will introduce the Arnie Epps Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a Charlotte native whose passion for youth, community and life made a difference in Charlotte and beyond. Bridge of Life Charlotte, Inc.’s purpose is to be a bridge of support to those impacted by HIV/AIDS. This mission is carried out through programs of empowerment, education, support and services offered in a non-judgmental way. For more information, contact Terrence Massey at 704-495-4759 or via email at BridgeofLifeCharlotte@gmail.com.
World AIDS Day
UNC-Charlotte Student Union, Charlotte
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
UNCC’s Multicultural Resource Center hosts a World AIDS Day observance. Students will have the opportunity to learn about current rates of infection, ideas about the disease and have the option to get tested themselves.
Getting to Zero
409 4th St. SE, Conover
ALFA hosts a World AIDS Day event commemorating those lost and celebrating victories in treatment and prevention services. This year’s theme is “Universal Access to Care and Human Rights.” Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Program at 6 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-322-1447 ext. 224.
UNC-Charlotte Student Union, Charlotte
UNCC’s Graduate Public Health Association, Rosedale Infectious Diseases and OraQuick sponsor a free screening of the MTV documentary, “I’m Positive,” exploring life with HIV today from the perspective of three young people. Film screening will be followed by a discussion and free HIV testing. Event will be held in the Student Union Movie Theater. Popcorn and drinks provided by Walgreen’s.
Red Pump Project
Hart Witzen Gallery
135 E. 36th St., Charlotte
The Red Pump Project hosts its 5th annual Red Pump Red Tie Affair, raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS among women. The Red Pump Award will also be presented. Tickets are $35. VIP admission is $60.
Greensboro Winter Walk for AIDS
Triad Health Project hosts its 22nd annual Winter Walk for AIDS, a community one-mile walk and 5K Fun Run that raises money and awareness to benefit the organization’s client services and prevention programs. For more information and to register, visit winterwalkforaids.kintera.org.