World AIDS Day with Cecil Baldwin

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project    

Join us for World AIDS Day
A Day to Honor, Learn, and Engage
Thursday, December 1st

Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC

WNCAP has put together a full day of programming to commemorate World AIDS Day this year and we hope you can join us!

We are excited to announce our Keynote speaker, Cecil Baldwin.
Cecil Baldwin, HIV/ AIDS advocate, and the Voice of Night Vale from the popular podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” will be with us Thursday evening.

The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a screening of
documentary film “The Last One.”

The Last One is a feature-length documentary that frames the quest to sew the last panel into the Quilt, representing the end of AIDS. In 1987, a single panel–unlike any other panel submitted before or since–was delivered anonymously to The NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt with no letter, no background, no instructions. But the caretakers of The Quilt knew just what to do with this panel: Hold on to it and to the hope it conveyed until it could be sewn into The AIDS Memorial Quilt as “The Last One.”

If you missed the AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit this year, please plan to come early to the evening event to view four blocks of the Quilt that will be on display.

Join us during the day for two
Continuing Education opportunities

Classes during the day:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm: “In It Together,” a CEU accredited educational seminar designed to improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: “HIV/STD/Hepatitis 101,” a CEU accredited educational seminar led by Michael Harney.

For more information about any of our World AIDS Day programming please visit our website or call the WNCAP office 828.252.7489

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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