World Aids Day/December 1st Writers

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Tue, 11/30/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Please join us for Transpositive on KBOO Community Radio on Tuesday, November 30th at 6pm for a special show with the December 1st writers on the evening of World Aids Day.  The December First Writers is a Portland, Oregon-based group of poets and writers who, since 2013, have been giving readings about how HIV/AIDS has impacted their lives personally. The four founding members are Marla Allen, David Rutiezer, Pat Vivian, and Sylvia Zingeser. They are dedicated to education, dialogue, and community building, and to raising awareness and support for AIDS organizations and resources in our community. 

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. Since the beginning of the AIDS crisis, 700,000 Americans have lost their lives to the disease and more than 40 million globally.  Thanks to new treatments and drug cocktails life expectancy has greatly increased although there is still not a cure and research continues.  Currently there are about 1.2 million Americans living with the disease.

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