World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV, to celebrate how far we have come and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day, the first ever global health day, was held for the first time in 1988
The Tucson World AIDS Day Committee invites everyone in our community to join us Dec 1st for the annual Tucson World AIDS Day celebration.
This years event will be on the outdoor stage of hotel congress.
THE FREE event includes speakers, music and dance.
Black Cat Bones
Lexxi Kay Moncada
Other performances brought to you by
Yoga – Studio520
Capoeria – Tucson Capoeria – http://tucsoncapoeira.org/
Belly Dancing – Najla
Breaking/B-boys and girls – F2D and The Tucson Hip Hop Festival
Live Painting – Jessica Gonzales
While this event is FREE – there will be some vendors offering artisan products (right in time for the holidays!). In spirit of World AIDS Day – all monies raised will be distributed between
1) Tucson to support future World AIDS Days
2) San Francisco AIDS Foundation AIDS/LifeCycle – Tucson’s own Jai Smith will be riding a bicycle 545 miles along the coast of California and some of the monies will be donated in his honor.
3) Thrive Tanzania – A small Non-profit organization in Arusha Tanzania that provides health care to women (Including HIV/AIDS health care and testing)
HIV/AIDs shows no boundaries and neither does Tucson.