Articles tagged with: Interior AIDS Association (IAA)
In January 2011, Johnmichael, a driver for Eagle Cabs in Fairbanks, was assaulted and robbed by a fare, who left him badly injured. The Fairbanks GLBT community stepped up to help him with medical and living costs at a time he couldn’t work. Now Johnmichael is thanking the community with a series of fundraisers, beginning with a Hamburger & Hotdog Fundraiser for the Interior Aids Association on Saturday, June 9.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports a spike in HIV cases in Fairbanks among men having sex with men who use the internet to find anonymous sex partners. Free rapid HIV testing is offered this week at the Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center and the Interior Aids Association. This test consists of simply swabbing the inside of the mouth; results are available within 20 minutes.
Fairbanksans have two opportunities to shake out their cabin fever on Saturday, Feb. 11: a Valentine’s Day Dance Party benefiting the Interior AIDS Association; and Fairbanks Rollergirls presents the 2012 Zombie Prom, benefiting the Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living.
This month’s First Friday at the Lower L.A. in Fairbanks features entertainment by “Haus oF Fusion” Femme Illusion, live singing with Karnelle Brown, plus Cabaret Noir — Burlesque!
It’s also the 11th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Event, a Toy Drive to benefit the Interior AIDS Association (IAA). Toys & donations to toy fund will go to benefit children whose families utilize the services of IAA. Your door charge will be waived for any new toys brought in of $10 value or more! (If you are not able to attend this event, please consider dropping off an unwrapped toy to the offices of IAA at 710 3rd Ave, anytime between now and December 16th! )
- Date/time: Friday, December 2. Doors open at 9 PM, show 10 PM to 1 AM
- Location: Lower LA ( lounge downstairs from Los Amigos Tex-Mex), 636 28th Ave, Fairbanks, AK (see map)
- Cost of admission: $10 general seating, $15 VIP table seat. Limited VIP table seating & general seating tix available at (907) 322-5242. Tonight: your door charge waived for any new toys brought in of $10 value or more!
- Age restrictions: 21+ in bar area, limited 18+ in restaurant area.
- Further info: see Facebook events page
World AIDS Day is Thursday, December 1. The Four A’s and the Interior AIDS Association have organized events including candlelight vigils in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Events including candlelight vigils are scheduled in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and more than one in five (21%) of them are unaware of their infection, according to estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) reports that there have been 1,394 reported cases of HIV infection in Alaska since 1982. In 2010, 38 Alaskans were newly diagnosed with HIV.
Internationally, the theme of World AIDS Day for 2011 to 2015, as decided by the World AIDS Campaign’s Global Steering Committee, is Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. The Four A’s has joined in with this theme, declaring its own theme this year as Aim for Zero:
We are aiming for zero stigma, zero discrimination, zero risk, zero new cases and most importantly, zero deaths.
The Four A’s and the Interior AIDS Association have organized events including candlelight vigils in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
Join us at Four A’s for a night of awareness and a candlelight vigil. Following the vigil from 9 to midnight, there will a Condom Pub Crawl in downtown Anchorage bars, during which AMP and VOX will be distributing free red ribbons and condoms.
- Date/time: Thursday, December 1, 6:00–7:30 PM
- Location: Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s), 1057 W Fireweed, Ste 102, Anchorage, AK (see map)
- Further info: see Facebook events page
Join the Interior AIDS Association, West Valley High School GSA, and the Pride Foundation for an evening in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Refreshments at 5:30; program including presentations from the West Valley High School GSA and the Pride Foundation begin at 6pm. The evening will end with a candlelight vigil at 7.
- Date/time: Thursday, Dec 1. Refreshments at 5:30 PM; program begins 6:00 PM; candlelight vigil begins 7:00 PM.
- Location: Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK (see map)
- Further info: see Interior AIDS Association Calendar of Events or the Facebook events page
- Date/time: Thursday, December 1, 6:00 PM
- Location: Baranof Hotel, 127 N Franklin St, Juneau, AK (see map)
This weekend in LGBTQ Alaska (6/2/11): An ordination, a USO show, male strippers, and IAA First Friday
The ordination of an Anchorage religious leader, a USO-themed fundraiser for Alaska Pride, the visit of a male-stripper review from NYC, and IAA’s First Friday show in Fairbanks dominate this weekend in LGBTQ Alaska. Those events and more, plus a preview of what’s coming up next week.
Unique original artwork by Lee Ward will be on display for his solo exhibition “E.mo.tions,” presented as a First Friday opening at the Interior AIDS Association in Fairbanks.
People ask, “what do you paint?” Well its hard to describe. I suppose I just paint what I see and what I experience. Except usually in a funny, and a lot of times, an odd way. I love to paint, I paint to cool my nerves, relax, progress, and to forget about everything. For the brief time I get to sit down, throw on some music, and pick up a cup of paint, and finally paint; its that escape that I love. It’s what keeps me interested. It’s what makes me want to see what my next painting will look like, or what they will look like a year from now, or ten. So I paint what I see and feel, good or bad, everything around me is inspiration.
More of Lee Ward’s work can be seen at his website.
Come check it out. IAA is straight across 2nd from Gambardella’s in downtown Fairbanks.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which means it’s time for the Imperial Court’s annual Memorial Day picnic! But with Pride Month almost upon us, it’s also a weekend dominated by several fundraisers for Identity and Alaska Pride Fest 2011. Those events and more, plus a preview of what’s coming up next week.
The Fairbanks public is invited to “Inside and Out” tonight, a First Art Friday exhibit at Interior AIDS Association and part of their Creative Outreach program.
This exhibition will include stories, posters, and artwork from agency consumers of the Interior AIDS Association. The presenters chose the title “Inside and Out” because some of them are telling stories or sharing concepts that have had to remain hidden for years, while others are sharing artwork that they have never shared outside of their immediate friends and families. There will likely be stories of recovery, struggles, prejudice, and unique original artwork.
Samuel Johnson has been working with people at IAA to put their stories together and consolidate artwork for the show.
“It won’t be artsy in the same way that other FF openings will be… it will have posters, written stories, pictures, and art that folks here have made. Some of it relates to the above themes, and some relates to the person’s own interest or efforts at drawing and art.”
The previous IAA story event on April Fools Friday showed digital stories related to HIV/STD Prevention. Check out Samuel’s cool digital story about finding IAA and joining the Creative Outreach project:
Inside and Out
Date/time: Friday, May 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Interior Aids Association, 709 W. 2nd, in downtown Fairbanks, across from Gambardella’s.
Cost of admission: Free
Further info: See the Facebook event page.
Keep track of this and other events in LGBTQ Alaska at Bent Alaska’s new & improved events calendar.
Ivory Jack’s (11am to 5pm)
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We would also like to thank our sponsors for this event, Interior Graphics & Printing. Please let the restaurants and sponsor know that you appreciate their generosity.