Nov 25

Office Closed for Thanksgiving

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The AFWM office will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th and Friday, November 28th. We hope that we will see you again on Monday as we come together in recognition of World AIDS Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 21

Angels in America Opens Tonight at AIC

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Join AFWM for tonight for opening night of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about the AIDS crisis. Trustee Nelson Roman and Executive Director Jess Crevier will be joining the cast for a talk-back following the performance, which is free and open to the public. Please come out and support these talented students who work hard to spread the word about the social justice issues that resonate in their community.

From the AIC Website: The Theater Arts Program at AIC will present Angels in America, Millennium Approaches: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The Pulitzer prize-winning play by Tony Kushner is set in 1985 in New York City at the height of the AIDS crisis. The characters in this play live in a world where the stakes are high and survival is the goal. Angels in America has been made into both an opera and a television miniseries. Three shows. November 21-23. Due to harsh language and adult content, this play is not recommended for children. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door.

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Nov 03

Holiday Gifts Requests Now Available

Red-Ribbon-gift-boxes-279x300 It’s November and the holidays will be here before you know it! Thanks to our friends at Walgreens, AFWM will once again be providing holiday gifts to children who are infected or directly affected by HIV/AIDS. Toys, art supplies, stuffed animals, and more can be picked up at the AFWM office on Friday, December 19th. Short request forms are already available and must be returned by November 26th to ensure that we have enough toys for every child. Get your requests in early! Learn More Now

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Oct 23

See “United in Anger” Tonight

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Tonight!
“United in Anger: A History of ACT UP”
A new feature-length documentary film and interview with film-maker Jim Hubbard. Free and open to the public.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM
In the new Integrative Learning Center Auditorium (ICL 151/251)

See UMassUnitedinAnger.Tumblr.com or email Kevin at Kevinant@polsci.umass.edu for more details

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring new documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. Jim Hubbard will present the film and answer audience questions.

Permanent link to this article: http://aidsfoundationwm.org/see-united-in-anger-tonight/

Sep 29

5k Run Times Announced

Saturday's 5k Winners with their Fast Feet gift cards

Saturday’s 5k Winners with their Fast Feet gift cards

Congratulations to Jannah and Andrew Tierney, the winners of Saturday’s 5k Run!

The officially recorded times are

35 23:09 Jannah Tierney
37 28:19 Andrew Tierney
30 28:24 Rodrigo Dominguez
27 28:27 Christina Vala
43 28:28 Ute Schmidt
42 28:37 Jonna Gaberman
44 29:23 Jessie LaValle
31 29:31 Jessica Meyers
29 29:31 Mahala Dyer Stewart
39 30:21 Jennifer Thompson
38 30:21 Ryan Ponce
19 30:30 Maribel Douglas
99 32:50
45 32:52 Katie Gagne
40 34:08 Sarah Murphy
41 34:52 Bruce Wintman
28 34:52 Kristen Benjamin
26 37:05 Sarah Miller

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Sep 23

The AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival is THIS SATURDAY!

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The 17th annual AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival is this Saturday, September 27th! Come out to Stanley Park and walk, run, play, and help us help our community. 100% of funds raised by walkers and runners stays right here in Western Massachusetts and supports HIV/AIDS prevention education and emergency financial assistance for our neighbors in need. Registration opens at 10am and the walk/run starts at 11. Festivites will include live entertainment, a free barbecue lunch, and a children’s area with games, crafts, prizes, balloon sculpting, magic, face painting, and more! Register or Learn More Now

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Jul 30

Dance for a Cause Continues This Friday

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Love to dance? Have you always wanted to learn to dance like you see on TV? Or do you just find yourself swaying your hips when you hear a Latin beat? If so, join us at Dance for a Cause, the annual dance series to benefit The Prison Birth Project and AFWM. The fun continues this Friday, August 9! Dance lessons by event coordinators Michael Rodriguez and Erica Silber, and other area dance professionals will be held each Friday from 7-11pm at Eastworks in Easthampton. Admission is $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Prison Birth Project. The series will culminate in an event to be held on August 29th to benefit AFWM, which will include raffles, door prizes, and guest dancers to assist participants of all skill levels. Admission to this event is only $15. The entire local Latin dance community will be there. Will you? Learn more

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Jul 14

Congratulations to the New Crown Prince & Princess of Western MA

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AFWM would like to extend its congratulations to the Principality of Western Massachusetts‘new Crown Princess, Erynn Rocabich, and Crown Prince, Tito Midnight! We wish you the best of luck with your reign, and look forward to working with you. Thank you to Prince Rafael Giza Ambrosia and Princess Jenayah Tragedia de Rosario. For more information about the Principality and the Imperial Court System, click here. To view photographs of the second annual Crown Prince and Princess Ball, log on to our Facebook.

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Jul 09

Imperial Court Ball to Benefit AFWM & Arise for Social Justice This Saturday

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Jun 27

Find an HIV Testing Site Near You!

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Find an HIV testing site near you!

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