Come Rock with us on World AIDS Day!
This year the AIDS Committee of Windsor and ArtCite Windsor are uniting on Sunday, December 1st in the fight against HIV and hosting World AIDS Day 2019!
AIDS Committee of Windsor is hosting Rock the Ribbon!
10:30am – 12:30pm at Craft Heads Brewing Co.
There will be art and information displays, music performances, speakers, hot drinks & delicious snacks! We will take time to celebrate the strives we have made, the support of our community, and celebrate the people who live beautiful lives living with HIV everyday. We will also commemorate the lives we have lost, the challenges we have faced, and pushing on because the fight is not over!
ArtCite Windsor is hosting A Day With(Out) Art!
1:00pm – 2:30pm at the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts
Artcite is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.
The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,”* the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.
World AIDS Day is on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
We know that 1 in 5 people living with HIV say that they have needed help with loneliness. Nobody should feel isolated or alone because of their HIV status. Peer support services must be made available across the UK so that people can access the help they need, when they need it, and wherever they are.
Three-quarters of people living with HIV who report loneliness and isolation say they haven’t been able to find that help. We want to change that, and we know you do too.
That’s why we’re asking you to Rock the Ribbon Together in 2019 – to stand in solidarity with people living with HIV, raise awareness, challenge stigma, end loneliness and isolation, and insist peer support is available for anyone who needs it.