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Work Aids Day: Dec. 1, 2017

World-AIDS-DayPlease join us Friday, December 1 as we remember those who have died, pray for their loved ones and recall Grace Cathedral’s role as a stronghold for love and social justice from the beginning of the AIDS crisis. Oasis California encourages you to join in one or more of these remembrances at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco.
We need volunteers to help read the names of those who have died of AIDS between 10 a.m. and noon on Dec, 1. Please let us know if you would like to join as a reader of names during this remembrance.
Morning Prayer
9 am in the AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel

Begin the morning with prayer in the AIDS Chapel.

Reading of Names from Book of Remembrance
10 am – 12 pm

We will be reading the names of those who have died of AIDS. Please let us know if you would like to join as a reader of names during this remembrance.

12:10 pm

Join us for a special Eucharist to commemorate World AIDS Day, followed by the rededication of the newly reopened AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel.

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world.


To mark World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt, join us for an evening of music and stories about the Bay Area response to the AIDS crisis.

Don’t Miss the AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit at Grace Cathedral
SF Weekly Reports: “By bathing 15 panels of the quilt in light, the stained glass windows sanctify the 20,000 San Franciscans who died in the modern plague.” More. 
What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?
Writing in The Nation, Alisa Solomon asks: “We’ve seen a flood of retrospective projects about AIDS-from books to dance to architecture and art. But who is being remembered? And why?” More. 
San Francisco Vs. AIDS
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and the city’s HIV transmission rates continues to fall. But can we get to zero?” That’s the  question posed by Peter Lawrence Kane in this week’s SF Weekly.  More.

The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive fun run of about one mile through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Join us as we drop trou, raise funds, and fight AIDS. Don’t miss out on the best event of the season!
Everyone is welcome to participate: Naughty or nice, young or old, fresh-faced newbie or long-time Skivvies veteran. Pull on your favorite festive costume, or strip down to your undies to raise awareness and fight HIV/AIDS in our community. We are proud to partner with Lookout to produce this exciting event!  More information
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