We will gather once again on Friday, December 1, to commemorate World AIDS Day. The first World AIDS Day took place in 1988 - a time when the fear, the stigma, the ignorance surrounding the disease was overwhelming. Today we certainly use the day to remember those we have lost - to create support for those living with the disease. We also recognize the difficult circumstance of so many of the folks we know who are living with the disease. The lack of housing, the challenge to be nourish in a healthy way as well as the effects of so many years of medication all confront so many. The fear of a cut back in federal funding for housing, research and other benefits adds to the environment in which so many live.
Join us as we gather at The Center on December 1 and walk to Trinity Church with candles lit as a sign of our hope that those living with this disease will know of our support, our love.
The walk will start at 7pm and a service of Remembrance and Healing will take place at Trinity Church (Asbury and Grand Avenues) at 7:30.