A VARIETY of fundraising, awareness raising and memorial events will feature as part of ACON’s World AIDS Day activities.

“World AIDS Day provides us with a valuable opportunity to educate people about how we can end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020 as well as raise money for programs and services that are vital to ending HIV,” ACON chief executive Nicolas Parkhill said.

[showads ad=MREC]”So I encourage everyone to support our efforts this year by making a donation to the ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal, buying Red Ribbon merchandise, or attending one of our fundraising or remembrance events.”

STATEWIDE

ENDING HIV RED RIBBON APPEAL
November 30 + December 1
Various locations across the state

On the day before and on World AIDS Day, volunteers will be selling red ribbons ($3), wristbands ($5), enamel pins ($5) and diamante pins ($10) at selected locations throughout Sydney. And in the lead-up to World AIDS Day, Red Ribbon merchandise can be purchased from businesses displaying Red Ribbon boxes, or donations can be made via the official Red Ribbon Appeal web site: www.redribbonappeal.org.au

SYDNEY

THE RED PARTY
November 27
Stonewall Hotel
9pm until late

Red Ribbon benefit night at Stonewall Hotel on Oxford St, Darlinghurst. $5 donation at the door. Shows all night by Sydney’s leading drag performers.

NORTHERN RIVERS

TREATMENTS BY THE SEA
November 28
Northern Rivers location
11am–4.30pm

A free workshop for people with HIV. This year’s workshop will focus on HIV and mental health with a presentation by Ruth Hennessy from the Albion Centre followed by an interactive peer led discussion. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Numbers for the workshop are limited. To register call 1800 633 637 (free call) or (02) 6622 1555.

TRANSMISSION FILM SCREENING
November 21
Pighouse Flicks, Byron Bay
5pm

A free screening of a documentary that captures the profound changes spanning the past three decades in Australia’s and Cambodia’s response to the AIDS epidemic. 5pm canape reception and 6pm screening followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer as well as local and national HIV activists. Bookings essential: www.redribbonappeal.org.au/transmission_byronbay

ALBURY

SWAG RED PARTY
November 13
Paddy’s Beer Deluxe
7pm–1am

SWAG (Social Wodonga Albury Gays) is hosting a special Red Party at Paddy’s Beer Deluxe. Event entry is $20 per person. All proceeds to ACON’s ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal. Tickets on the door or online: www.swagalburywodonga.com

TRANSMISSION FILM SCREENING
November 19
Regent Cinemas
6pm

A free screening of a documentary that captures the profound changes spanning the past three decades in Australia’s and Cambodia’s response to the AIDS epidemic. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with local, national and international HIV activists. RSVP at www.acon.org.au/transmissionroadshow

BEGA

TRANSMISSION FILM SCREENING
December 1
Regional Gallery
5.30pm

A free screening of a documentary that captures the profound changes spanning the past three decades in Australia’s and Cambodia’s response to the AIDS epidemic. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with local, national and international HIV activists. RSVP with Rebecca Miers, rmiers@acon.org.au | 0437 891 397

WAGGA WAGGA

A.R.T IN COMMON
December 1
Eastern Riverina Arts
5pm

Curated by The Brookong Centre in partnership with ACON, PFLAG, headspace and Eastern Riverina Arts, this exhibition highlights the strength, resilience and diversity of people living with HIV in and around Wagga Wagga. Entry by donation. All proceeds to ACON’s ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal.

WOLLONGONG

UNITY RED PARTY
December 5
Venue TBC
7pm – 1am

Dance the night away at this special LGBTI community event produced by Unity Wollongong. More details to come. Entry by donation. All proceeds to ACON’s ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal. Red Ribbon merchandise will also be available for purchase.

MID NORTH COAST

LIGHT THE TOWN RED
November 28-December 1

Coffs Harbour’s famous Big Banana will be lit red for four nights to mark World AIDS Day.

AIDS AWARENESS STALLS
December 1
Coffs Central; First Ave and Second Ave, Sawtell; Beach and Nightingale St, Woolgoola; and Horton St, Port Macquarie
10am-2pm

Get the latest information on HIV prevention and support, and purchase Red Ribbon merchandise.

WORLD AIDS DAY TRIVIA
December 1
7pm-10pm
Planation Hotel Coffs Harbour

Enjoy a special World AIDS Day trivia competition. Registration from 7pm. 2 for 1 meal deals. $15/$10 entry. All proceeds to ACON’s ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal.

HUNTER

TRANSMISSION FILM SCREENING
November 25
Gateway Hotel, Islington, Newcastle
6.30pm

A free screening of a documentary that captures the profound changes spanning the past three decades in Australia’s and Cambodia’s response to the AIDS epidemic. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer as well as local, national and international HIV activists. RSVP at www.acon.org.au/transmissionroadshow 

RED RIBBON BANNER
November 23-December 4
Newcastle Library

An eight metre Red Ribbon banner will be displayed at the front of the Newcastle Regional Library, Laman St, Cooks Hill.

RED DRESS RUN
November 28
Carrington, Newcastle
7.30am

Wear a red dress or t-shirt and join the Newy Park runners on their 5km fun run. Begins at 1 Arnold St, Carrington. Bring some gold coins to purchase a fancy red accessory or red ribbon from the ACON stand. All proceeds to ACON’s ENDING HIV Red Ribbon Appeal. To enter/register: www.parkrun.com

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