International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
This event not only serves as a symbolic reminder of all our friends who have passed away, but also of the multifaceted social, emotional, physical, economical, and political struggles that all those living with HIV go through on a daily basis. Further, the Candlelight Memorial also demonstrates the continued need for the visibility, leadership and commitment of communities and individuals to take action and achieve a better future for people living with HIV. There is no better time to act than now.
The theme of the 2017 Candlelight Memorial is "Ending AIDS Together".
Join us on the 25th of May to reflect on and commit to re-engaging meaningfully with communities, donors and governments. Too many people living with HIV around the world are still stigmatized and lack basic resources to have a decent quality of life. These are everyday facts. We can change this and give voice to the voiceless. We all need to get involved and do our part to end this epidemic.
We will have song as well as inspirational words about the past, present, and future of HIV, as we celebrate hope as we remember our loved ones, all by the glow of candlelight.
Light refreshments to follow.