2012 International AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

2012 International AIDS Conference Comes to D.C.

DC Public Library Participates with Films, Testing and More

In honor of the 2012 International AIDS Conference being held in D.C. the week of July 22, the DC Public Library is hosting film screenings, information sessions, HIV/AIDS testing and more to bring awareness of AIDS and HIV. Please join us for our events across D.C., culminating in a screening of a series of short African films on AIDS at Martin Luther King Memorial Library on Friday, July 27.

For information on individual events, follow the links or call the library location.

AIDS awareness painting in MozambiqueMonday, July 23
7 p.m., Petworth Library
Screening of After Stonewall, a documentary on the gay rights movement, from the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the present.

Tuesday, July 24
2:30 p.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library
Book display, previews of movies including Life SupportGospel of AIDS and It's My Party, and AIDS/HIV testing for teens. 

3 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Screening of After Stonewall, Room A5.

6 p.m., William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library
Book display, screening of the film Precious, based off the novel Push by Sapphire.

Wednesday, July 25
1 p.m.-7 p.m., William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library
HIV/AIDS testing, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, at the corner of South Capitol and Atlantic streets, SE.

6:30 p.m., Tenley-Friendship Heights Library 
Screening of the musical Rent, which focuses on a year in the life of a group of friends in New York's East Village who live carefree lives of art, music, sex, and drugs.

6:30 p.m., Woodridge Library
Survivor talk, question-and-answer session, and screening of Milk.

Friday, July 27
12 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Steps for the Future: African Films on AIDS, including Let's Talk About ItDispel Your AttitudesHo Ea Rona and Tsoga.

2 p.m. Southeast Library
Screening of Rent.

Photo of an AIDS awareness mural in Chimoio town, Mozambique. (Photo by tonrulkens / Flickr)