AHF holds World AIDS Day events nationwide and around the world every year. These events help us raise awareness on a worldwide scale and rally the global community to take action on HIV and AIDS.
On November 29th at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, AHF hosted it’s highest-profile World AIDS Day concert of the year. The theme of this year’s event was “Our Champions,” honoring both local and historic HIV and AIDS advocates. In keeping with the theme, AHF awarded American physician and diplomat Deborah L. Birx with the AHF Lifetime Achievement award.
Television personality and singer Keke Wyatt kicked off the evening with an exciting performance, followed by R&B sensation Teyana Taylor. But the main event of the evening was the performance by living legend, Diana Ross. Ross wowed the crowd with her exciting and heartfelt performance.
On December 1st, AHF held it’s Los Angeles event hosted by Billy Porter featuring performances from Daya and Faith Evans. Our two other major events took place in Atlanta and Miami and featured artists like Todrick Hall, Raheem Devaughn, and India. Local advocates and community activists were honored at all of our World AIDS Day events this year. We hoped to inspire audience members to follow in the footsteps of “our champions” and take action to make a difference in their own communities.
Global events were held from India, Nigeria, and China all the way to Mexico, Jamaica, and Peru. Click here to see a full calendar of the many worldwide events.
World AIDS Day commemorations help us bring worldwide attention back to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Media attention has drifted away from the issue over the years, and we use World AIDS Day as a way to remind the general public that this fight is far from over. Concerts, marches, and demonstrations help us send the message loud and clear. We’re keeping the promise on HIV and AIDS, and the global community needs to do the same.