14th Annual Noche De Las Memorias, A Free Community World AIDS Event
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007
Where: Lincoln Park, 3600 Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Time: HIV Testing 12noon -5:00pm, Ceremony 4:00pm-5:30pm
What: The Wall Las Memorias Project hosts the 14th Annual `Noche de las Memorias' on World AIDS Day. The free event will take place at the site of the AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park located at 3600 Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90031.
This year, more than fifty volunteers from local youth groups and high schools will help set up and light 3,000 luminarias through out Lincoln Park in honor of continued AIDS awareness and activism. Laura Diaz, KCBS news anchor, will be the mistress of ceremony for this year's program which will include musical performances by the Mary Immaculate Church Choir and flutist Manuel Sanchez. The program will also include testimonies from individuals affected by HIV and messages from local community faith leaders. Free rapid HIV testing will be available to all individuals. Over 500 community members are expected to attend this year's event.
Founded in 1993, the mission of The Wall Las Memorias Project is to preserve the AIDS monument as an inspirational tool to educate the community about cultural denial, HIV/AIDS and to promote activism and healthy living.
For more information please call 323-257-1056.