Many of you probably know that World AIDS Day is December 1. For the past 12 years, there has been a community event in my neighborhood to remember those who have suffered from this disease. Sponsored by community organizations, churches, local companies, and the Wall Las Memorias project, the Noche de las Memorias (Night of the Memories) event will occur tonight at 7 PM. There will be a candlelight procession, and participants are welcome to bring photos of loved ones for the procession or to place on the altar. Laura Diaz from KCBS will be hosting the ceremony.
The AIDS monument is located in Lincoln Park at 3600 N. Mission Road in Lincoln Heights. For more information, call 323-257-1056.
I know there are a number of other local events taking place; I’m just posting about the one in my little section of Los Angeles. Other events are posted on the World AIDS Day website. If you know of any events in your area, please post them in the comments.