PASS THE MIC: World AIDS Day Community Gathering

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Brassworks Building at Goodman Community Center, 214 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 (View map)


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Real stories told by community members affected by HIV



Mistress of Ceremonies Cass Marie Downing

Remembrance Ceremony led by Rev. Marcus Allen, Mt. Zion Baptist Church


All ages welcome, Free and open to the public.


In recognition of World AIDS Day, the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program warmly invites you to our annual event on Thursday, Dec. 5th at Brassworks Building at 214 Waubesa, St., from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. UW Health’s community gathering, titled Pass the Mic, was planned to create a space for voices of those affected by HIV to be heard, and will feature real-life stories told by the people who live them.


Cass Marie Downing, a trailblazer and advocate in the local LGBTQ+ community, will act as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Also featured will be Reverend Dr. Marcus Allen, Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Attendees will have an opportunity to view a film short of "on the street" interviews that test people's HIV knowledge.


A professional interpreter will provide interpretation of the event into Spanish. Food and refreshments will be provided, prepared by local chef Kipp Thomas of Kipp’s Cuisine Catering and desserts by MUM’s Just Bakery.  The building is accessible to people with physical disabilities and all gender restrooms are available. Information tables staffed by ARCW and UW-Madison student organizations PRIDE in Healthcare and Sex Out Loud.


UW Health's HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program provides HIV medical care and support services, as well as HIV biomedical prevention services. World AIDS Day is observed around the globe every December 1st.


Sponsored by UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program