A number of commemorations for World AIDS Day are planned tomorrow.

At noon, people will gather at the National Aids Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park:


And throughout the day there will be events in the Castro:


As part of “Paint the Castro Red” some businesses there have signed on to donate 10-15% of their sales to the 30AIDS organization. There will be a candlelight vigil and a video booth where people can share their stories about how HIV has impacted them. There will also be free HIV testing at QBar from 5-8pm, and speakers in Harvey Milk Plaza at 6:30pm.

Across the Bay at UC Berkeley, there will be a free screening of the 2011 documentary “We Were Here”:

WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.

Other events:

  • The Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley will hold a Healing Service
  • Oakland Museum of California will screen a one hour documentary by contemporary artists about HIV/AIDS throughout the day.
  • San Mateo County will unveil an AIDS Memorial Quilt constructed by incarcerated women at the Women’s Correctional Center
  • World AIDS Day Commemorations Around the Bay – December 1 30 November,2011Rachel Dornhelm


    Rachel Dornhelm

    Rachel Dornhelm has worked as a reporter, editor and producer in public radio for the last twelve years. She got her start in New York City at WNYC and went on to work with the national business program Marketplace, WBUR’s “On Point” and KQED News in San Francisco. Her work has been honored by the LA Press Club and the SF-Peninsula Press Club.

    Rachel has a BA with honors in anthropology from Rice University and did graduate work at NYU.

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