What is World AIDS Day?

Each year on Dec. 1 people worldwide unite to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS. It is a day to remember those we have lost to this disease and to show support to those who are still battling it. World AIDS day began in 1988 and is the first ever global health day. HIV/AIDS affects everyone. This day is an opportunity for people to unite and come together to fight stigma, discrimination, and bring to light issues that fuel the HIV epidemic like poverty and health disparities.

Detroit Legal Services will be commemorating the day by engaging in activities in the community to promote awareness and connect people to the exceptional services we provide. As part of our commitment to supporting local agencies in our community, we are sponsoring several events. We hope to engage others by reaching out on this day, sharing our stories and helping others. Look for us at the following events:

Dec. 1, 2011

World AIDS Day Mayors Breakfast with Jeanne White-Ginder
World AIDS Day Detroit Honorary Host Committee Chair Max Fisher, Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour, and Wayne State University Medical School Dean Dr. Valerie M. Parisi host Mayors Breakfast with keynote speaker and mother of Ryan White, Jeanne White-Ginder.
Location: Fillmore Theater 2115 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Phone: (313) 961-5451

Michigan Department of Community Health World AIDS Day Meeting
MDCH hosts community meeting for Detroit area schools and community members with educational sessions, workshops and special 30 years of AIDS presentation.
Location: Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd. Detroit, MI 48235
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (313) 961-5451

Bad Blood Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Public screening for documentary released in July 2010 telling the story of how HIV entered the blood supply. Panel features producer and director Marilyn Ness and cast members Dr. Glenn Pierce, Dr. Dana Kuhn and Eric Weinberg.
Location: Fillmore Theater 2115 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Phone: (313) 961-5451

Private Reception with Jeanne White-Ginder
Honorary host committee, dignitaries, sponsors and special guests welcome Jeanne White-Ginder to Michigan with special recognition this 30th year of AIDS.
Location: Fillmore Theater 2115 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.
Phone: (313) 961-5451

Dec. 4, 2011

World AIDS Day Town Hall Awareness
A town hall to help spread awareness about HIV. A community issue that effects us all.
Location: Third New Hope Baptist Church West Campus 5439 Warren Ave Detroit, MI
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (313) 896-4070

For more information, visit:
World AIDS Day Campaign
World AIDS Day Detroit

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