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World AIDS Day 2022 

Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV


​Candlelight Vigil

  • Time: 5:30pm

  • Date: 12/1/2022

  • Location: Monument Square, Portland Maine 

  • The candlelight vigil will begin with remarks from a special guest speaker followed by a performance of the song "Seasons of Love" by the cast of Portland Player's production of "Rent", and ending with a few moments of silence and reflection. 

​"5B" Film Screening 

  • Time: 2:00pm

  • Date: 12/3/2022

  • Location: Portland Museum of Art

  • The film screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion with providers and individuals with lived experience. 

  • Click here to reserve your seat for free.

Commemorate and reflect on World AIDS Day with Frannie Peabody Center


World AIDS Day is an important time for our community to come together to honor our friends, family, and loved ones who have passed from HIV/AIDS, but also to support and encourage those who are still living with or impacted by this disease. 

Frannie Peabody Center will be hosting multiple events, including a candlelight vigil in Monument Square Park on December 1st, in addition to a screening of the documentary film "5B" on December 3rd at the Portland Museum of Art, sponsored by Janssen Infectious Diseases & Vaccines. 


The vigil will be followed by remarks from a special guest speaker and a performance from the Portland Players' cast of "Rent". Battery operated candles will be provided as supplies last, but you may bring your own as well. 

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Why Do We Wear A Red Ribbon?

Created in 1991 by a group of artists known as "Visual AIDS", the red ribbon was designed to be a powerful visual representation of compassion for people living with HIV  and their care givers. We continue to wear this symbol proudly to show solidarity with those living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS, and to commemorate and honor those who have passed. This ribbon has become an international symbol of hope, courage, and empathy as a community, and we proudly wear it to show our dedication to fight for the end of HIV/AIDS. Click here for more information about the Red Ribbon Project.

Thank you to our sponsor for making this possible!

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