World AIDS Day 2016 information coming soon

World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. 

Events in the Student Union include: 

November 30th

  • Film: Pride (2014)

    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Location: Student Union Theatre
    • Sponsor: Zips Programming Network
    • Come see this 2014 film about U.K. gay activists working to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. More information and the trailer for the film can be seen at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3169706/

December 1st

  • The AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

    • Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge
    • Sponsor: Campus Programs
    • The AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a memorial for those who have died of AIDS. More than 48,000 individual memorial panels (commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS) have been sewn together by friends and family members since this project’s inception in 1987. Come see a few of the panels as UA hosts the quilt for World AIDS Day 2016.
  • World AIDS Day Tabling & Red Ribbon Distribution

    • Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    • Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge
    • Sponsor: Campus Programs
    • Stop by the World AIDS Day tabling to increase your knowledge & to show your support for people living with HIV as well as to commemorate those who have died from the disease.
  • Free HIV/AIDS Testing

    • Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
    • Location: Student Union Ballroom C
    • Sponsor: CANAPI Community AIDS Network
    • CANAPI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to HIV support services and LGBTQ advocacy in Summit and Portage counties. The mission is to prevent the further transmission of HIV through education and risk reduction efforts and to advocate for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people in Akron and the surrounding communities through programs and events that draw strength from the collaborative talents and skills of individuals in the community.
  • Film: Philadelphia (1993)

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Location: Student Union Theatre
    • Sponsor: Zips Programming Network
    • Join us for this 1993 Academy Award winning film about Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, who is fired by his law firm and his fight to win the wrongful dismissal case against the law firm in court. More information and the trailer for the film can be seen at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107818/