“World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the global AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history… The concept of a World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, it has been taken up by governments, international organizations and charities around the world.”
We were traveling this year and were unable to participate in Link and Think.
“Link and Think is an observance of World AIDS Day in the personal web publishing communities. Formerly ‘A Day With(out) Weblogs,’ the project involves hundreds of webloggers, journalers, diarists and other personal website publishers, each linking to resources about HIV/AIDS or publishing personal stories about how the AIDS pandemic has affected them.”
“Artery: The AIDS — Arts Forum is dedicated to examining both the history of the AIDS crisis and its changing face as reflected in the arts.”
“ArtAIDS is an evolving project that showcases art work to celebrate and commemorate lives, individual voices and creativity — touch on the continual impact of AIDS. ArtAIDS has been operating since 1 Dec, 1994 as an ongoing Internet project which commemorates and celebrates the fight against AIDS. Its purpose has been to create a webspace where people can create digital works of art that tell of their experience.”
“Art Therapy In Canada website is Canada’s first Art Therapy resource page on the Internet. Those interested in Art Therapy will find Art Therapy workshops, conferences, and associations in Canada listed along with journals, books, international Art Therapy links and much more.”
Part of the Wellness Programs At Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) in association with Gallery213.com.
“AIDS/HIV is changing more lives each day. We invite you to show the world how AIDS has changed the way your life looks and the way you see your world by creating a short digital film (30-45 secs is optimal, no longer than 60 secs).”
“On December 1st, 1989, loss prompted artists in New York to organize the first ‘Day Without Art.’ Some galleries closed their doors in mourning for the day or shrouded paintings. Theaters were silent and dark. Communities across the nation observed ‘Day Without Art’ with silence. Ten years later, AIDS continues to levy a heavy toll in every community, and artists continue to remember their friends, colleagues, and lovers on December 1st.”
“There are moments which define work for photographers and artists and give them the clarity of vision to pursue a singular course. For Scott Thode, that moment came over a decade ago when he began photographing a story about Bailey House, the first residence for people with AIDS in Greenwich Village.”