December 1, 2010 - World AIDS Day Activities

Light for Rights

You are cordially invited to attend this year's World AIDS Day service at the Exodus Metropolitan Community Church, 1933 S 27th,  at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1st.

Participants will hear a reading of names of those living with or who have lost their with HIV/AIDS, hear stories people living with HIV here in the Big Country, and have the opportunity to view a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

This year Abilene is particiating in the international campaign, Light for Rights, which is a reminder that those living with HIV are often denied the fundamental  human rights we all share.  The theme of the campaign is Universal Access and Human Rights.

 

Other things you can do to remind your friends and neighbors of these fundamental rights.

Wear a red ribbon as a reminder that bullying, hated-filled speech, and violence is never okay.

If you cannot attend this year's World AIDS Day observance, consider this simple reminder to our community.

At 6:30 p.m. we are asking that Churches and businesses turn out their lights for one minute as a reminder of the devastating affect AIDS has had on us all.   Then to turn the lights back on to shine a light on fundemental human rights.