World Aids Day today

world-aids-day

We’ve been to this event in the past, and it’s a great way to educate people about AIDS, and to lend support as well.

World AIDS Day Tucson is an event held on December 1st to honor and celebrate a community of people living with and to educate about HIV/AIDS.

Events like this one, work to de-stigmatize HIV/AIDS in communities all over the world. The World AIDS Day Tucson committee is a group of community members and representatives from local non profits/businesses who are working to reduce new HIV infections and spread knowledge about HIV/AIDS.

And over at the Loft theater, you can see a powerful film “Broken Heart Land” at 7 p.m. : Broken Heart Land is a new documentary that explores the response of friends, family and community members to gay teen Zack Harrington’s suicide in Norman, Oklahoma in 2010.  Our Calendar listing has more information on this film.  Co-sponsor is the Southern AZ Aids Foundation (SAAF). 

One response to “World Aids Day today

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Being HIV positive was definitely more of a struggle than being gay for young teen Zack Harrington in Norman Oklahoma, which probably contributed to his suicide in Oct. 2010. Very powerful documentary “Broken Heart Land” of how his parents, sister, brother coped with his sudden death, and the attitude of the anti-gay, religious people in Norman. Director Jeremy Stulberg spoke to the audience (about 35 people) at the Loft via Skype from New York about his ideas for the documentary, the people he interviewed, what Norman was like. AIDS is still on the rise in Oklahoma (rose 112% in recent years).