FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Krishna Stone | 212.367.1016
New York, NY — On Wednesday, December 1, World AIDS Day, families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, representatives from AIDS service organizations, community groups, clergy and performers will come together to reflect on the issues of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and what New Yorkers can do to continue to fight AIDS. "Out of the Darkness" consists of a candlelight vigil and procession, reading of the names of people who have died of AIDS, and a gathering that will feature flaggers/fanners, guest speakers, music performances, blessings of safer sex kits and a call to action.
Wednesday, December 1
Candlelight Vigil, 6:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan 164 West 100th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), NYC
Candles will be lit and people will walk from West 100th Street to: Advent Lutheran Church/Broadway United Church of Christ 2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street), NYC
6:30 pm - Reading of Names of Those We Have Lost to AIDS
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - World AIDS Day Gathering
8:30 pm - Reception
Reverend Heidi Neumark, Broadway UCC Church Choir, flaggers and fanners, Reverend Elise Brown, Walter Manley, Deni Bonet, Tiffany Simone, Janique Clarke, Francisco Roque, Cathy Marino-Thomas, Carmen and Luis Garay, Reverend James Campbell, Reverend Travis Winckler, Emily Brown, Deacon Terence Franklin, Tiah Legacy Carrera, Brent Nicholson Earle
ACT UP New York, Advent Lutheran Church, AXIOS (Eastern Orthodox LGBT Christians), Broadway United Church of Christ, Keith Haring Foundation, Latinos/as Unidos de New York, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders), Silent Voices United, Inc., Trinity Lutheran Church.
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City. We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.