How does AFWM celebrate one of our first sunny and warm days? By releasing this year’s application for camperships! Do you know a child from 3- to 18-years-old who is infected or affected by HIV/AIDS? If so, we can help them to experience some summer fun, take a break from the difficulties of living with the disease, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Families are welcome to choose the camp that is best for them. The application is simple, and can be submitted through a case manager or directly by the applicant. Camperships are granted on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available, so celebrate the return of warm weather with us! Download the Campership application 2015 today!
With the ever-growing list of amazing programs, services and events that AFWM brings to our community each year, it can be easy to forget that our organization operates on a very small budget and with only one employee. Our storefront office space is donated. Our office supplies are donated. Even our in-house printing is donated. …View full post
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 Time: Registration at 10am, Run/Walk at 11am Place: Stanley Park in Westfield, MA The AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival will be return to Stanley Park for its 18th year! Now there is even more reason to come out and enjoy the day. As always, the event will include a family …View full post
Date: January 29, 2016 Time: 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 8:00pm Location: The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 Check back often for more information on Viva! 2016! Tickets are now available by calling (413) 592-5444 and online sales will open soon. Unique drag entertainment will be the highlight of an evening of fun …View full post
When: TBD for 2016 Where: Baystate Health’s Chestnut Center 759 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01107 Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference a success! Check out our Facebook page for photos. The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS; all are …View full post
Date: December 1, 2015 Time: TBD Place: TBD Our World AIDS Day gathering is a celebration of life and a time to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS over the course of the epidemic. The event includes a presentation by Dr. Daniel Skiest of Baystate Health, an open mic, a candlelight vigil, and musical …View full post
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Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests! The 2015 Viva! Gala is officially sold out! If you were not able to get tickets, we hope that you will plan to attend the 2016 gala for the return of Randy Roberts.
If you have any questions about Friday’s event, or if you would like to confirm that your tickets will be at Will Call, please email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 592-5444.
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Make January 30th a night to remember! Joining us for the Viva! gala? By using the promo code VIVA2, you can enjoy a stay at the beautifully renovated D. Hotel, including breakfast and a shuttle to and from the event for only $99! This offer is subject to availability, so log on or call (413) 533-2100 to reserve your room today!
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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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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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“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.
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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
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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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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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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