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11.30.05 04:31 PM

United Nations To Commemorate World AIDS Day - Roberta Flack To Perform

UNITED NATIONS TO COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY on 1 DECEMBER

2000 People Expected to Attend Star-Filled Event at the
Cathedral of St.John the Divine to “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise”


WHAT: "New York City's largest World AIDS Day commemoration will take place again this year in one of the city's most spectacular settings, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on December 1. This unique community event is an evening of music and reflection. Speakers include New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. It is expected to be the largest event to take place in the United States. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and African Services Committee (Harlem).

WHO: Keynote address by Jan Eliasson, President of the Sixtieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Mayor’s proclamation by Marjorie B. Tivens, Commissioner, New York City Commission for the United Nations Consular Corps and Protocol

Statement by Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Co-hosted by Julia Ormond, Mpule Kwelagobe (Miss Universe 1999) and Rosie Perez

Performances by
Roberta Flack, Singer/Songwriter
Bill T. Jones of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Jessica Care Moore, Poet/Activist
Salman Ahmad of Junoon, Pakistani Musician/Activist
Anthony Rapp, Singer/Actor from the Broadway musical “Rent”
Billy Porter, Singer/Songwriter from the musical “Ghetto Superstar”


WHEN: Thursday, 1 December 2005, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue


*** Media Pre-Registration ***
Media are welcome. Pre-register to attend. Please contact:
Catharine Bufalino, African Services Committee: 212-222-3882 ext. 146

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