25th Anniversary World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 1st 4:00PM
25th anniversary world aids day
Please join us for the hallmark 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day at the Historic Hotel Congress. 25 years ago this mysterious virus claimed lives at an alarming rate. To date, AIDS has taken the lives of 30 million people world wide. We have made major advancements in the fight against HIV/AIDS – in understanding the disease, inventing medicines and decreasing new diagnosis through prevention and awareness measures. This is a reason to celebrate and to remember that we can’t tire in this fight.
The daytime festivities are from 4pm-8pm, and here they are…
eazy duz it triathlon
Sponsored By New Belgium Brewery!
Contestants will 1st bicycle to participating bars and then return to Club Congress to enter the obstacle course and Polar Bear Plunge. Participants will have chances to earn raffle tickets to win a 2012 New Belgium Beach Cruiser. Local Business will also have teams to compete for a special trophy and local T-Town pride.
world aids day art show and raffle
Live artists, Rock Martinez, Marcus Lovato, Mark Matlock, Donovan White, Ed Muren III, Randy Young & Jessica Gonzales and more will be showing their work. Other local artists will be creating World AIDS Day pieces & bringing other works, crafts, etc – all of which will be available to the public.
outside global celebration
The Outdoor stage Features World AIDS Day speakers, global dance & movement!
Performances Include –
Hip Hop -The Skrappys Bboys practice every Monday & Friday 4-7pm @ 191 East Toole. Stop by or like us at facebook and stay tuned for the next jam – Knuckle Up 2! African Dance – Capoeira & Maculele – Capoeira Brasil – offers a space where people can come to learn the mystery and benefits of capoeira, meet and socialize with friends and experience the culture and fun of Brazil! Folklorico – Tucson International Academy AND MORE TBA!
eazy duz it tribute & dance party
Eazy E, while unarguably controversial, is a legend among the hip hop and rap world. He died of AIDS in 1995 and while he never apologized for his lifestyle, his dying wish was for people to learn what happened because of his choices. This tribute’s goal is to spread awareness about HIV through his story and make that happen. The evening begins with live music covering classic NWA and Eazy E songs. The show will be followed by the Eazy Duz It Dance Party. Dj Captain Antenna and Phen from Jivin Scientists will be spinning Old Skool tunes while we celebrate the life & musical influence of Eazy E – The Godfather of Gangsta rap.
We are asking for a $5-$10 suggested donation at the door for the night events.
Jivin Scientists is a Tucson, Arizona sample based Hip-Hop group centered around James Owens, aka MC Runt, and producer and beatsmith Ryan Troncoso, aka Phen. Formed in 1998, The Jivin Scientists have been performing their music touring America and are now on their 7th album that was released in Aug. 2012.
EXCITING HIGH ENERGY CLUB BANGING FRESH FACED duo of a drummer and a DJ (Ripdee and Steven Escalante) – add synch’d breaks and their own flavor to Hip Hop, House, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Electronic Music and Originals!
FEEDING FRENZY formerly FEED fronted by Chicago’s own Krista Khrome will rock the rafters and raise the roof! Always a guaranteed spectacle, don’t miss the new powerhouse line up! expect the unexpected
The worst band you have never heard of.
This 2012 commemoration holds even more significance to Tucson. Recently federal funding to Pima county HIV prevention measures were cut nearly 75%. The World AIDS Day committee believes that we need to return to the old School methods of HIV prevention – where the community came together in tireless efforts & countless unpaid hours to increase awareness in Tucson. Please help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, increase global & local awareness and raise money for local HIV/AIDS prevention measures, including the 2013 World AIDS Day.
For more information contact:
Dr. Heather Moroso