The Seattle LGBTQ+ Center and AMP, the Seattle AIDS Memorial Pathway have teamed up for events to honor World AIDS Day on Friday December 1st and to raise money for the Center, previously known as Gay City. The event kicks off at 5:30pm at the Century Ballroom in the Oddfellows Building at the corner of 10th and Pine Street on Capitol Hill with refreshments, live entertainment and a silent auction.
That part of the festivities has sold out online but you can still honor the day with the community vigil and procession through the AIDS Memorial Pathway in Cal Anderson Park, only a few blocks from Century Ballroom. It will begin at 7:30pm at 10th and Pine and proceed to the Pathway.
I see nothing about it being a candle lighted procession or candles being provided but…bring your own candle if you want to make the event extra special.
Join us on Friday, December 1 for the 20th Annual World AIDS Day Event. Gather in community in remembrance of those lost to AIDS as we celebrate how far we’ve come and look to a future that’s stronger than HIV.
- A silent auction
- A community vigil and procession through the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway directly following the event
Please save the date and reserve your tickets now!
Time: Doors at 5pm, event 5:30-7:30pm.
Venue: The lovely Century Ballroom! 915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122. Following the event, we will lead a procession through the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway
Ticket reservations are free. Suggested minimum donation at the event: $150
This event creates vital space to gather together, commemorate the impact of HIV/AIDS on our communities both past and present, celebrate the progress that has been made, and provide essential resources for ending the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
With the beautiful Century Ballroom as a backdrop, you will hear HIV research updates, find treasures at a silent auction and raffle, enjoy drag performances, and gather together in community as a reminder that in our work ending HIV/AIDS, we are always stronger together.
The event is a fundraiser for Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center, which provides crucial HIV prevention, education, support and care in the Seattle King County area and beyond. By supporting this event, you will be supporting the largest community HIV testing organization in King County, physical space for art and remembrance of the AIDS crisis via the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, affirming youth programs, and so much more.
Over thirty years ago the first cases of HIV garnered the world’s attention. Since then, more than 700,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 36,000 people in the US become infected with HIV each year. Currently, there are more than 1.2 million Americans living with HIV, and almost half of all Americans know someone living with HIV. In Washington State alone, there are an estimated 14,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, over half of whom live in King County. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, and this event provides a powerful way for you to make a difference.
This event would not be possible without robust sponsors and community collaboration. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or promoting your business by donating a silent auction item for the event, please email Amanda@gaycity.org.
Sponsors: Our World AIDS Day Event would not be possible without the robust support of our sponsors and community and business partners. Thank you to Seattle Pride, The Advocates Injury Attorneys, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, for supporting this event thus far.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, promoting your small business by donating an item for the silent auction, or supporting the event in another way, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for your support for HIV prevention and LGBTQ+ communities!
About Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center – The Center cultivates access and connections to promote self determination, liberation, and joy in our communities. We are the #1 community provider of HIV tests in King County and offer a range of vital health services and resources to our diverse communities. Learn more at gaycity.org.
About the AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway – The AMP uses public art and technology to create a place for remembrance and reflection in Seattle about the AIDS epidemic. It features 5 pieces of public art in the heart of Capitol Hill and in the AMP app. Learn more at theamp.org.