Presented by the Pasadena Pride Center and Good Shepherd Church Pasadena


World AIDS DAY • Sunday December 1, 2013
"We Remember"
Broadway Comes to Pasadena!

A Special Benefit Choral Concert Honoring Those Impacted by HIV/AIDS

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‘WE REMEMBER” World AIDS Day Celebration Saturday Nov. 30 - Sunday December 1, 2013

Did you know that In California...

Up to 7,000 individuals will become infected with HIV this year.
Nearly 1 in 10 of the nation’s HIV-positive people lives in California and the state ranks second in the nation in cumulative AIDS cases at nearly 160,000, surpassed only by New York.
80% of all HIV/AIDS cases occur among gay or bisexual men
African-Americans account for nearly 18% of those living with HIV/AIDS.
More than two-thirds of all Californians living with HIV reside in Los Angeles County or the San Francisco Bay Area.

In response to these astonishing figures and to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS, Good Shepherd Church Pasadena, in sponsorship with the City of Pasadena Public Health Department and the Pasadena AIDS Service Center, announce the 3rd Annual “We Remember” Celebration - a 2-day event celebrating the lives of those who have passed from HIV/AIDS, those living with the disease and honoring their caregivers. THIS EVENT IS THE OFFICIAL WORLD AIDS DAY EVENT FOR THE CITY OF PASADENA.

On Saturday Nov. 30 from 1pm-4pm there will be a student art and video contest with the theme “Living With HIV/AIDS”, along with a viewing of the Oscar nominated film “How To Survive a Plague”. The City of Pasadena will also have a HIV testing van on-site, and the AIDS Quilt panels will be available for viewing.

The celebration culminates on Sunday December 1 at 7pm with a special mass choir concert “Broadway Comes To Pasadena”. The largest display in SoCal of AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels from the Names Project in Atlanta will be on display during the 2-day event. Money raised through donations and sponsorships for Sunday evening’s performance will benefit Operation LINK - a program of outreach by the Pasadena Public Health Dept. to the homeless HIV population in Pasadena

Pasadena, CA, October 29, 2013 - Today the Rev. Rick Eisenlord, the openly gay Pastor of Good Shepherd Church Pasadena (GoodShepherdPasadena.com) announced a 2-day event celebrating World AIDS Day, Sunday December 1, 2013, This 2-day event will honor those who have died from HIV/AIDS and celebrate those still living with the disease. Of special note: the LARGEST display in SoCal of AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels from the Names Project in Atlanta will be on display during this 2-day event. The concert will feature choir members from churches, synagogs and organizations throughout SoCal, presenting music from Broadway musicals. All events are free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday November 30, 2013 -  1-4pm - “We Remember” student art and video contest, HIV testing, screening of documentary “How To Survive a Plague”, AIDS Quilt panels viewing.
Date: Sunday December 1 - World AIDS Day - 7pm - “We Remember” Concert “Broadway Comes To Pasadena”, contest winners announced, “Unsung Hero” award given.
Location for all events: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104
Time: Saturday 1-4pm; Sunday 7:00pm
Web: www.WeRemember.us.com
Phone: 213-631-0373
Admission: Free. Donations to benefit the City of Pasadena Operation LINK