Join the activities to EQUALIZE this World AIDS Day 2022.
In keeping with this, AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) across Toronto have combined our efforts to observe this important day by doing a series of joint activities as follows:
The Laying of the Black Rose (Thursday, 1 December 2022 at 11:30 AM) at the AIDS Memorial. Each member agency will have the opportunity to lay a rose in memory of somebody who has transitioned due to HIV AIDS complications. This will take place at the AIDS Memorial in Barbara Hall Park, behind the 519 Community Centre. That will be immediately followed by The Interagency March.
The Interagency March (Thursday, 1 December 2022 at 12:00 PM) will begin at the AIDS Memorial and make its way down Church Street to culminate at the YMCA. Each agency will bring sign boards and messages reflecting their interpretation of “Equalize”. That will be immediately followed by An Indigenous Feast.
An Indigenous Feast (Thursday, 1 December 2022 at 1:30 PM) will follow at the YMCA Central at 20 Grosvenor St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5 which will pay tribute to persons living with HIV across all generations.
Film Screening Following the feast, we will be screening “Walking in These Shoes”, a short film on the tragic death of Derek Yee who was a racialized man living HIV and a long-time advocate for the rights of persons living with HIV. He gave his all for the community and supporting PHAs.