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|Atlanta City Hall to 'go red' for World AIDS Day|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Wednesday, 30 November 2011 20:27|
You may be seeing red at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday and through December. But not for the usual reasons.
Mayor Kasim Reed and the city of Atlanta are partnering with (RED) to bring awareness about HIV and AIDS by having city hall lit up with red lights beginning tomorrow and throughout the month. The main mission of (RED) is to "have a world where virtually no child is born with HIV by 2015."
Atlanta took part in the international event of illuminating well-known landmarks last year for the first time. Other sites lit up red last year included the Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House and the London Eye.
The city is also partnering with the National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities on Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. that includes free HIV testing and representatives from numerous AIDS service organizations providing free resources and support.
Other participating organizations include AID Atlanta, Aniz Inc., Atlanta Harm Reduction Center Inc., Citywide Projects Inc., Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Georgia Department of Public Health, Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center, My Brother’s Keeper Inc., Vitamen, Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center and Traxx Atlanta.
Schedule for the World AIDS Day program at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1:
11 a.m. — Greetings from Rudolph Carn, founder and CEO of NAESM
Top photo: Atlanta City Hall illuminated with red lights last year to mark World AIDS Day. (by Dyana Bagby)
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