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TTAC & Partners Announce Columbia World AIDS Day Observance Events

Columbia/Boone County Department of Health & Human Services, Missouri RAIN, MU’s SHAPE  (Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education) and Trail to a Cure are collaborating to bring you the following events in observance of World AIDS Day 2011 in Columbia, Missouri. All events are at the Firestone Baar Chapel on the campus of Stephens College unless otherwise noted.

AIDS Quilt panels will be on display at Firestone Baar Chapel of Stephens College Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1. The chapel will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jannis Evans, African American HIV/AIDS emergency response coordinator and member of the Missouri Office of Minority Health’s Minority Health Advisory Committee,  will present “HIV 101” on Monday, November 28 at 5 p.m.

“Reflections,” a public viewing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be held  Tuesday, November 29 3 to 8 p.m.

“A Personal Story: Reflections about living life with HIV” will be presented Wednesday, November 30, at a time to be announced.

On Thursday, December 1, at 5 p.m., Columbia will observe World AIDS Day with a candlelight vigil at the intersection of College Ave. and Broadway. The vigil will be followed by a Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m.

Trail to a Cure invites the public to participate in a Feast 2 FIGHT AIDS fundraising event at La Siesta Mexican Restaurant at 9th and Walnut Streets after the service or anytime on Thursday, December 1. Participants must bring a flyer to the restaurant and fifteen percent of what is spent will be contributed to Trail to a Cure.

Questions regarding the World AIDS Day observance events may be directed to Dustin Hampton at dthampto@gocolumbiamo.com or (573) 874-7285.