Gathering in memorial

ANKORS will host its annual World AIDS Day Celebration in the basement at the Nelson United Church.

The public is invited to join ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) for its annual World AIDS Day Celebration in the basement at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street).

This free event will provide an opportunity for community members to gather in memorial of friends and family lost to HIV/AIDS related illnesses, recognize and honour the strength and resilience of the HIV movement, and gather in action for a better future.

The evening will feature musical entertainment by Into the Blue, LVR jazz ensemble and a poetry reading by Jane Byers.

A short taste of the film United in Anger will be screened.

The remainder of the film will be screened as a series of episodes in the ANKORS drop-in space on Tuesdays throughout December with discussions following.

World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for community to gather to on the theme of “It’s Not Over,” looking at the past, present and future of ANKORS and the HIV movement.

HIV testing will be available on-site by Robin Van Stolk, Health Outreach Nurse.

About the Film:

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring 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 governmental neglect.