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Monday, November 27, 2006

World AIDS Day

posted by on November 27 at 14:34 PM

I’m looking for events happening in honor of World AIDS day around Seattle. Any info you have would be helpful. Thanks,


Uh… I got nothin’. Anybody know what’s going on here Friday to mark World AIDS Day?

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I have a hangover scheduled for this Friday (my birthday is Thursday).

I might watch the "Jared (from the Subway commercials) has AIDS" episode of Southpark though.

Posted by monkey | November 27, 2006 2:49 PM

Here's what I've got: (just pasting the press release because I am short on time.)

World AIDS Week:
Action for Access

What does fair trade have to do with HIV/AIDS?
More than you think.

WHEN: 7:00pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2006
WHERE: Ethnic Cultural Theatre, UW
3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE

WHAT: A free forum on AIDS/HIV, fair trade, access to essential medicines, and health as a human right. The event is hosted by Amnesty International at the University of Washington, Student AIDS Action Network, Students for Fair Trade, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicine. Speakers from each of the hosting groups will address the current state of the worldwide AIDS pandemic with an emphasis on action that can be taken by students and community members to help the movement for full access to essential medicines for AIDS/HIV patients in the developing world.

Patent law and intellectual property provisions in university research contracts and free trade agreements have a large effect on the availability of essential medicines in developing countries, often impeding the creation of generic drugs that many impoverished patients need to survive. Speakers from Students for Fair Trade will discuss the effect of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) on access to essential medicines, as well as the importance of upcoming bi-lateral trade agreements such as the Peru Free Trade Agreement, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicine will explain their campaign to ensure that drugs researched in campus labs are accessible to people in developing countries. Both groups will provide concrete examples of action that students and community members can take today to support fair trade and access to medicines.

The event is free and open to the public. Please come learn about how you can help work to uphold health as a universal human right. More details about speakers and the event will be posted here.

Posted by Phil | November 27, 2006 3:02 PM
Posted by supporter | November 27, 2006 3:09 PM
Posted by stuff | November 27, 2006 3:09 PM

Several panels of the AIDS Quilt will be at the Woodloan park Church - see

Posted by Jacka | November 27, 2006 3:34 PM

I plan to not be dead from AIDS on Friday.

Normally I would celebrate World AIDS Day with some hearty gay sex, but I'm getting to the age where I'd rather watch reruns of "Law and Order SVU" and think about making out with Christopher Meloni.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | November 27, 2006 4:11 PM

I'll be having an gay orgy with a bunch of hemophiliac, Hatian heroin addicts.

Posted by Gitai | November 27, 2006 6:47 PM

In "honour of" World AIDS Day?

Kind of a weird thing to be honouring isn't it?

Posted by Aexia | November 27, 2006 8:44 PM

This is goin on at Seattle University. ..pretty sure it's open to all:

“Vigil of Hope,” a time of reflection and prayer for all who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 30 in the Chapel of St. Ignatius. A reception with refreshments will follow in the LeRoux Conference Center. The vigil and reception are being hosted by FACE AIDS and sponsored by Magis, Catholic Relief Services, National Catholic AIDS Network and Multifaith Works.

Attendees are encouraged to stay for the SEAC Storytellers panel, “The Two Sides of HIV/AIDS,” which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Leroux Conference Center.

Posted by student | November 27, 2006 8:50 PM

World AIDS Day @ W Seattle
1112 Fourth Ave.
6-8 pm

Commemorative art installation, cocktail reception, and presentation of DIFFA/Seattle grants to 9 local HIV/AIDS organizations.

Posted by ElizabethWest | November 29, 2006 3:38 PM

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