World Aids Day

    December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Hotel Congress
    311 E Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “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

    Tucson— 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
    Ras Jahge
    Lexxi Kay Moncada

    Other performances brought to you by
    Yoga – Studio520
    Capoeria – Tucson Capoeria –
    Belly Dancing – Najla
    Breaking/B-boys and girls – F2D and The Tucson Hip Hop Festival
    Live Painting – Jessica Gonzales

    Mark Rosenbaum
    Andy Schmidy
    Ben Cook

    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.”
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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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