The region recognizes Worlds AIDS Day 2017

CHICAGO — December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS and those living with the virus.

Many local community across the world and across the Midwest are recognizing the battle with memorials, gatherings and events. The following list of events isn’t a complete list, so please watch social media for more in your area.


Phoenix Center World AIDS Day Event

Friday, December 1 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM CST

Phoenix Center

109 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Illinois 62704

This World AIDS Day event is an Open House for all HIV+ individuals, their family, friends, and caregivers or if you just want to learn more about what is being done to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This event also serves as a kickoff for the new Phoenix Center HIV+ Support Group “POSITIVE CHANGE”. This monthly group, for HIV+ individuals, will begin Jan. 2018 (date/time to be announced). This will be a social/educational/support group designed to bring people together to build a social network, to meet others dealing with similar issues, and to help us (The Phoenix Center) better meet the needs of those we serve.

World AIDS Day 2017

Friday, December 1 at 5:30 PM – 6 PM CST

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

GCAP will be hosting a vigil at the Krannert amphitheater for World AIDS Day. Come join us!

World AIDS Day Service of Remembrance and Celebration

Friday, December 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM CST

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church

3330 S King Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60616

The Northern Illinois Conference HIV/AIDS Task Force is sponsoring a “Service of Remembrance and Celebration” to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017 at Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3300 S. King Drive, Chicago. Come for light refreshments and fellowship starting at 6 pm. The service begins at 7 pm.

Our featured speaker is Bishop Julius C. Trimble, resident bishop of the Indiana Episcopal Area and chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. The local neighborhood branch of the Chicago Children’s Chorus will also join us for a special performance.

At the 2017 annual conference, we raised over $70,000 for the UM Global AIDS Fund’s vital and important work. We were able to retain twenty-five percent of that offering for our ministries with HIV/AIDS here in Northern Illinois. This service will take a moment to thank each congregation which contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal this year and the task force will present its next phase in their ministry as a result of the offering.

Please join us for this special World AIDS Day program on Dec. 1 at Hartzell Memorial UMC in Chicago.

World AIDS Day Prayer

Friday, December 1 at 7 PM – 8 PM CST

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

708 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Please join us in prayer as we support persons living with HIV and commend to our loving God those persons who have died from AIDS.

A free-will offering will be collected to support Bonaventure House and Catholic Charities HIV Services and Ministry. Light refreshments follow the prayer service. For additional information, contact

AGLO – Archdiocesan Gay & Lesbian Outreach Chicago

World AIDS Day at Touché

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8 PM – 12 AM CST


6412 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60626

Getting to Zero, Keeping it Friendly!

On Tuesday, December 1, Team Friendly Chicago will be at Touché to observe World AIDS Day. Free HIV testing will be available courtesy of Howard Brown Health Center.

Come in and have a friendly conversation (+;

Thanks to BLUF Chicago and CAGE for their support in this event!

Living with HIV

Friday at 11 AM – 2 PM CST

Test Positive Aware Network – TPAN, 5537 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

You’re invited to TPAN’s observance of World AIDS Day with a special program, 11a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

The event begins with a meet-and-mingle over coffee, tea, and snacks, followed by “Living with HIV,” a group discussion covering such topics as stigma and aging. After lunch, “This is TPAN” will feature TPAN staff members talking about the roles they serve in the programs and services offered by the agency.

We will honor all those we have lost to HIV/AIDS with a minute of silence precisely at 12 noon.

The program is open to all HIV service providers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and anyone interested in learning more about healthy living with HIV and TPAN.

To attend, please RSVP by Wednesday Nov. 29 to Jessie Mott: or call 773-989-9400, ext. 232.

TPAN is located at 5537 N. Broadway, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.


Indiana AIDS Memorial Re-dedication at Crown Hill

Friday, December 1 at 9 AM – 10:30 AM EST

700 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4240

Presented by The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis

Join us on World AIDS Day to remember the history and the significance of the Indiana AIDS Memorial to our community.

Immediately following the re-dedication service, we will host a reception at the Gothic Chapel on the Crown Hill grounds.

Speaking at the service:

Jason Grisell, President & CEO, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis

Keith Norwalk, President, Crown Hill Cemetery

Dennis Stover, Director HIV/STD Viral Hepatitis Division, Indiana State Department of Health

World AIDS Day: Movie

World AIDS Day Film: Looking Back Marching Forward

Hoosiers in the HIV / AIDS Arena

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, TSA Offices, 501 John Street Suite 5, Evansville

Offices open 11:45am—1:15pm CST

34 minute movie shown 12:15pm—12:49pm

Light lunch provided

Can’t attend? View the film at

Sponsored by the Tri-State Alliance and the TSA AIDS Holiday Project

World AIDS Day Discussion

Friday, December 1 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM CST

Tri-State Alliance

501 John St, Ste 5, Evansville, Indiana 47713

Singer Jeffrey Bowen talks about Singing, Living and Loving in the Age of HIV. He is Formerly of Owensboro and Equals bar

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, TSA Offices, 501 John Street Suite 5, Evansville

We will eat Turonis Pizza and Just Rennies cookies at 5:30pm, and then the talk is from 6-7pm

Sponsored by the Tri-State Alliance and the TSA AIDS Holiday Project

World AIDS Day Service

Wednesday at 6 PM – 7 PM CST

Trinity United Church of Christ Gary

1276 W 20th Ave, Gary, Indiana 46407

Act of remembrance, education, preaching, prayer, music ministry. Free and Confidential testing by the Aliveness Project NWI.


RED Party

Friday, December 1 at 8 PM – 4 AM EST

Chill BAR Highlands, 1117 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40204

The Derby City Bears and Derby City Sisters, along with the great folks with Tito’s Handmade Vodka are bringing to life a party to remember – The Red Party!

This party falls on World AIDS Day, so we want to encourage you all to wear your best shade of Red – head to toe!

The night will kick off with DJ Sleepy T from 8-11 and then SYIMONE will be keeping us movin’ and shakin’ the rest of the night.

The proceeds will be going to House of Ruth, and we will have tasty Jell-O Shots, and some Raffle items that you can take home to enjoy.


World AIDS Day

Friday, December 1 at 8 AM – 3 PM EST

Forest Community Health & Dental

2316 S Cedar St, Lansing, Michigan 48910

Get tested, connect to care and access health and self-care resources at the Ingham County Health Department’s World AIDS Day event. The free event, held at Forest Community Health Center located at 2316 S. Cedar Street in Lansing, offers free massages and a fashion show, paired with health services such as free HIV testing and quit tobacco resources.

World AIDS Day

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Join us to honor the lives lost and support friends and family living with HIV every day. We will remember, hope & celebrate with story and music.

FREE to attend!

Jamie and Erwin will share their unique experiences in an epidemic that has spanned more than 30 years. A lot has changed, and it’s up to all of us to continue to bring that change in support and memory of those we love.

Vox Vidorra returns!! We could not be more excited and grateful for their support.

You are sure to be moved emotionally and leave uplifted. The HIV epidemic is not over, a


World AIDS Day Community Interfaith Service

Thursday, November 30 at 7 PM – 8 PM CST

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Join community organizations from across different faiths, denominations and cultures as we come together as one for the 2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration.

Free HIV testing will be provided from 6 PM to 7, with a beautiful interfaith service beginning at 7 PM.

World AIDS Day remains an important day in the fight against AIDS – a day set aside to reflect on the lives forever changed and lost to AIDS, as well as a day to rededicate ourselves to our common goals of ending the AIDS epidemic and ensuring people with HIV can enjoy long, healthy lives.

Contact Kate Vlahoulis for more information – 414.225.1567

World AIDS Day

Friday, December 1 at 9 AM – 1 PM CST

UW Oshkosh

800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901


Join the LGBTQ Resource Center’s World AIDS Day Fact Hunt. Look for tables throughout campus providing activities and education that will help you ACT AWARE. Different tables will present different facts about HIV/AIDS from local, statewide, national, and international perspectives.

Complete our World AIDS Day Fact Hunt Questionnaire to win a prize. Use your knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection, and learn what you can do in your community to support those who are infected.

Free HIV screening and testing available to UW Oshkosh students at the Student Health Center