World AIDS Day 2014 Events

World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast

8-10 a.m. Dec. 1 at DoubleTree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St.

The Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Callahan from St. Paul’s Baptist Church will provide the keynote speech for Philadelphia FIGHT’s sixth-annual breakfast that unites faith leaders from around the region.

Red Ribbon Awards

9:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 1 at Philadelphia City Hall’s Conversation Hall

The Penn Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board presents its 11th-annual awards to Bertha Jackson, Dr. Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, Keisha and Kevin Diggs, the Rev. Arthur White, Mari Ross-Russell and Waheedah Shabazz-El.

Mobile Testing Unit

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Community College of Philadelphia, 17th and Spring Garden streets

1:30-5 p.m. at University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom St.

5:30-9 p.m. at Philadelphia AIDS Thrift, Fifth and Bainbridge streets

Mazzoni Center will offer free rapid testing and counseling, along with free condoms and lube throughout the day Dec. 1.

Light Up the Night!

6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Martine’s, 14 E. Ferry St. in New Hope

FACT Bucks County and New Hope Celebrates will stage a World AIDS Day candelight vigil and walk. Hot cider will be served outside the restaurant before a ceremony honoring the lives lost to HIV/AIDS, followed by a luminary lighting and walk through the center of New Hope to The Studio, 19 W. Mechanic St., for a wine and cheese reception. Visit for more information.

World AIDS Day Delaware Commemoration

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1 at First and Central Presbyterian Church, 11th and Market streets, Wilmington

AIDS Delaware will present a silent memorial in honor of those who have died from HIV/AIDS. The occasion will be followed by a public gathering and discussion from 6-7 p.m. at Dominion Church, 1512 N. French St., which will include the presentation of 50 gift baskets to those living with the disease. Call 302-652-6776 for more information.

25 to Life

7 p.m. Dec. 1 at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.

Reelback, in collaboration with The African-American Film Festival Release Movement, International House and Haven Youth Center, presents the Philadelpia premiere of the documentary about a local man’s struggle to keep his HIV status a secret for 25 years. Film subject William Brawner will take part in a post-film Q&A. Tickets range from $5-$10 and can be purchased in advance at

Know Your Status

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at ShopRite, 1575 N. 52nd St. and 2385 W. Cheltenham Ave.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority alumnae will offer an HIV-testing and awareness event, with resources and giveaways. Email [email protected] for more information.

2014 FIGHT for Life Gala

7-10 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Union League, 140 S. Broad St.

Former NFL player Wade Davis serves as the guest speaker for Philadelphia FIGHT’s annual gala. Tickets start at $125. For tickets, visit

World AIDS Day Forum

noon-2 p.m. Dec. 6 at 800 N. Lombard St., Wilmington, Del.

The City of Wilmington, AIDS Delaware and Duffy’s Hope will host a community discussion around HIV/AIDS, with guest speaker D.J. Mifflin of “Sleepy Hollow.”


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