Tomorrow is the 21st World AIDS Day. And local organizers have scheduled several events as part of the effort to raise awareness of the 25 million-plus people who have died from AIDS and the estimated 33 million people worldwide currently living with HIV.
Cascade AIDS Project
has hung 500 posters around the city and bought space on 25 billboards around the metro area.
And there will be a candlelight vigil hosted by CAP and Multnomah County's HIV Clinic. The vigil will depart at 4:45 pm from the CAP Men's Wellness Center at 209 SW Fourth Ave and make its way to City Hall. There, Mayor Sam Adams will receive the crowd about 5 pm. A reception sponsored by West Cafe will follow.
Other events around the state include a condom fashion show at the University of Oregon and a performance by the Ugandan Orphan's Choir in downtown Portland at noon. For more information about World AIDS Day or to get involved, visit www.worldaidsdayportland.com