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Chattanooga World AIDS Day Commemoration

December 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch will be provided.

This year the Southeast Tennessee Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention (CHACP), in collaboration with Channels of Love Ministries, Cempa Community Care, and the Chattanooga Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will host a World AIDS Day commemoration on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Saint Marks United Methodist Church located at 701 Mississippi Avenue. Cliff Morrison, of the inspirational documentary, 5B, will be the keynote speaker.
In 1983, while everyone else in the country was avoiding patients with AIDS, Cliff Morrison, along with a group of everyday heroes, was doing something unheard of—treating AIDS patients with respect and dignity by opening the first-ever AIDS unit, 5B. At that time no one had any idea how the virus was spread. Patients were put in isolation ​while healthcare workers ​reluctantly treated patients hiding behind layers of heavy protective gear called “space suits.” In 5B, it was different. The nurses removed their gloves and cared for their patients with compassion and the human touch teaching the world that this disease was not transferred casually.

Details

Date:
December 1, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Tennessee CHAP

Venue

St. Marks United Methodist Church
701 Mississippi Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37405 United States
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