World AIDS Day Awareness Fair and Vigil Dec. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 11-21-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Tray Robinson
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
530-898-4764

World AIDS Day in Chico will be observed on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the HIV/AIDS Awareness Fair in the morning and afternoon and a candlelight vigil and reception in the evening. Started in 1988, the worldwide observance aims to raise money and awareness, improve education and diminish prejudice.

The awareness fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Mall Area, California State University, Chico. The fair will include a variety of booths, games and valuable information about community programs.

The candlelight vigil and reception will be held 6-8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E. Fifth St. in Chico. There will be a raffle at the vigil and boxes for donations. All proceeds will go toward purchasing HIV test kits for free local testing.

For more information go to http://www.csuchico.edu/diversity/documents/world-aids-day-2011.pdf. You may also contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 530-898-4764

World AIDS Day in Chico is sponsored by the CSU, Chico Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Butte County Public Health Department, Caring Choices, the Stonewall Alliance Center, Congregational Church of Chico, Trinity United Methodist and Ampla Health.

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