AIDS Vancouver is honoured to be the host community organizer of the Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial with support of JoyTV on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Alexandra Park at 8:00 PM.
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With at least 500 events being held worldwide in 115 countries, AIDS Vancouver is honoured to be the host community organizer of the Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial presented by Joytv BC.
Today there are over 33 million people living with HIV.
Over 115 countries will be celebrating the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This year the event will be organized on Sunday, May 22 2016.
Health, faith and community-based organizations will draw on the event to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS, to support those living with HIV/ AIDS and to honour those affected by its impact. The gathering hopes to spur renewed calls to greater action from all of us to be agents in the current response to the ongoing epidemic.
This year’s theme Engage, Educate, Empower!
The Memorial emphasizes the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and work together in the response to HIV. To engage people, communities, governments and donors in ending the epidemic. To educate the current and next generation about HIV, treatment, prevention and care, and how it affects our lives. To empower people living with HIV in all their diversity to stand up for their right to live a life free of stigma and discrimination. Only when involving people living with HIV can resources be used efficiently to provide a sustainable HIV response for universal access to quality health and social services.
Our community partners and contributors are:
AIDS Vancouver • Positive Living BC • Does HIV Look Like Me? International • Downtown Eastside Consumer Board • Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation • Heart of Richmond AIDS society • McLaren Housing Society •Positive Women's Network • Wings Housing Society • Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) • The Pacific AIDS Network