World AIDS Day at Housing Works Marked by Donation Drive, Screening, and Online Memorial
NEW YORK, NY - Members of the public are warmly invited to help Housing Works commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1, at Bookstore Cafe and the 12 thrift shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn - as well as on Housing Works website.
Sponsored by the United Nations and other global organizations, World AIDS Day takes place every Dec. 1. Organizations worldwide host events that commemorate those who have died from AIDS, show solidarity with those living with the disease, and inspire us to fight to end to the epidemic.
Join Housing Works for the following events:
All Housing Works Thrift Shops will be closed for shopping on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those we have lost to AIDS-but all stores will have staff on hand during store hours to collect donations of clothing, accessories and home goods.
Housing Works has launched a moving new video memorial that allows members of the public to create personalized video messages about how AIDS has impacted their lives. Create a message at home, or stop by our Bookstore Cafe on December 1 to create a video.
At 7pm, on World AIDS Day, our Bookstore Cafe will screen the film Untitled, a collaboration of artist Jim Hodges with Carlos Marques da Cruz and Encke King. The film is an unforgettable kaleidoscope of pop songs, TV clips (think Dynasty and Golden Girls) and archival footage evoking the activism of the early years of AIDS.
Since the epidemic began, 60 million people have been infected with HIV, and 30 million people have died from the disease.
Since the epidemic began, nearly 620,000 Americans have died of AIDS.
In 2009 alone, 1.8 million people worldwide died of AIDS and 2.6 million were infected with HIV.
More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS.
More than 125,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS.