Compass and World AIDS Day

In recognition of Wold AIDS Day, Compass displays the largest collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Florida. Each year, a ceremony is hosted on December 1st which include the quilt display, a candle light vigil, induction, and special performances by Voices of Pride.

Two week’s worth of community events join local community based organizations and several area churches together to engage the community in becoming a part of a global impact to end AIDS. In an effort to work closer with national and local initiatives to provide Palm Beach County with resources, Compass’ World AIDS Day promotes awareness about HIV and how to love a stronger and healthier life.

World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS  has had a major impact locally and globally:

  • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
  • Over 1.2 Million people in the U.S. are living with HIV; almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
  • 8,197 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
  • 5,897 newly diagnosed HIV infections in Florida in 2014

Schedule of Events through December 1 – 13, 2018

December 1 – 12, 2018: 10am – 7 pm

AIDS Memorial Quilt Open to Public M-F.

December 1, 2018: 3pm - 6pm

World AIDS Day Ceremony and Observance at Compass Community Center.

December 3, 2018: 6pm

Latinx Quilt Tour

December 5, 2018: 5pm - 7pm

Youth Group World AIDS Day Talk

December 5, 2018: 6pm

CES-World AIDS Day

December 7, 2018: 6pm

Movie Screening: RENT

December 11, 2018: 6pm

Movie Screening: The Normal Heart

December 13, 2018: 6pm - 8pm

Entourage: Between The Sheets

World AIDS Day is brought to you in part, by Foundcare and The SMART Ride.

AIDS Memorial Quilt: Anna and Jerry Remember Their Son