INVITING ONE AND ALL : International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (Iacm India)
The Candlelight Memorial began in 1983 during a time of confusion and misconception about a mysterious disease sweeping the gay community in San Francisco in the United States. Knowing they would die within the year and with no political support, four young men – Bobbi Campbell, Bobby Reynolds, Dan Turner and Mark Feldman – decided to put a “face on the disease” by coordinating a small vigil behind a banner reading “Fighting For Our Lives.”
The original coordinators planned a march down the Castro District to City Hall and created a poster. As others joined in, the Candlelight drew thousands, beginning a movement that would inspire countless other people living with HIV and AIDS in other countries to bring HIV into the light for communities and national leaders, to foster support, and move people to action.
Since that day, now for almost 30 years, the Candlelight Memorial has brought together people in every region of the world to honor those lost to AIDS, support people living with HIV and demonstrate the importance of civil society, which plays a central role in HIV treatment, prevention, care and support. Organised annually on the third Sunday of May, over time tens of thousands Memorial events have been held involving millions of people.
Sunday 15th of May 2016 is the ‪#‎33rdInternationalAIDSCandlelightMemorial‬. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS and serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.
For the purpose of International Candlelight Memorial 2016, we are organizing a program with community leaders, HIV/AIDS workers and healthcare professionals.
We request you to support us by inviting members of the community, HIV/AIDS workers, general public etc. for the memorial. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Venue: Sankalp Charni Rd, Ground Flr, S.S. Municipal Bengali School, Charni Rd (East)
Time: 4:30 pm onwards
Date: 15th May 2016

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For more information, please CALL : Ganesh Acharya on 9619954104 or Jamshir on 98209171940

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