AIDS Advocacy Night

November 30, 2016
Using spoken word poetry, theatre skits, and dance performance, and community health fair to educate and mobilize community on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, domestically and globally. Register Now
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Riverside, CA
4 Special Guests
2 Live Performances
197 Tickets Available


Educating community through art, culture, and performance.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 71 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 34 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.9 million [34.3–41.4 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2014. An estimated 0.8% [0.7-0.9%] of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, although the burden of the epidemic continues to vary considerably between countries and regions. Sub-Saharan Africa remains most severely affected, with nearly 1 in every 20 adults (4.8%) living with HIV and accounting for nearly 70% of the people living with HIV worldwide. — Global Health Observatory Data, World Health Organization

U.S. HIV Facts at a Glance:

  • More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 8 (12.8%) are unaware of their infection.
  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young black/African American gay men, are most seriously affected by HIV.
  • By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.
  • CDC estimates that 1,218,400 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 156,300 (12.8%) who are unaware of their infection.

Join us for a night of advocacy and awareness to call for an end to the HIV epidemic. Free Health Fair and on-site HIV testing. Ipad and Cash Prize Giveaways.

Our Guests.

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Gia Marie Love

Actress/ Activist

Gia Love is a trans woman of color from New York City. Gia’s work in the Kiki ballroom community has extended from community activism to providing HIV and STI prevention services for at-risk LGBTQ youth.

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Blac Mail Productions

Theater Group

BLAC Mail is a theater arts group based in Los Angeles, CA using performance, body art, and storytelling to translate the experience of HIV/AIDS in Black America.

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Kat Magil


HBO Def Poet Simply Kat is a national performance poet, grand slam champion, playwright, author and Founder & Executive Director of Say Word.

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Say Word

Spoken Word Poets

Say Word is a non-profit that provides a safe space to challenge young writers to grow into future leaders with the ability to use their voice to actively engage in the arts for self improvement and social change.

Event Schedule.

  • Doors Open | Registration Begins

  • Gabriel Maldonado

  • Kat Magill

  • Spoken Word Performance | Say Word Performers


  • Stage Play Performance | BlacMail Productions

  • DRAWING #2: iPad

  • Movie Screening

  • Community Speaker | Gia Love


  • Closing Remarks


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  • University of California Riverside
  • Aids Healthcare Foundation
  • City of Riverside
  • San Bernardino County Department of Health
  • Desert Aids Project
  • Operation Safe House
  • Riverside County Dept of Health
  • Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance
  • IEHP

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Aids Advocacy Night

900 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92521

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