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World AIDS Day Observance

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 27 Kislev 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for World AIDS Day Observance at Congregation Kol Ami
1200 N La Brea, West Hollywood CA, 90038
Registration for in-person below (please bring proof of vaccination to enter)
Confirmed Speakers: Rabbi Denise L. Eger, Rev. Keith Cox, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Hon. John D'Amico (West Hollywood City Council), Mr. Michael Sugar (long time survivor living with AIDS), Rev. Denyse Barnes (Pastor, Crescenta Valley Methodist Church), 
Hon. Mitch O'Farrell (Los Angeles City Council 13th District), Rev. Janice Steele (West Hollywood UCC), Rev. Keith Mozingo (MCC).
The event is co-sponsored by Center for Spiritual Living Los Angeles, Founders MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) and ICAN: Israeli-American Civic Action Network.
The event will also tream live on our website, Facebook and YouTube pages.
By checking this box, you agree to wear a mask properly, covering nose and mouth, throughout your attendance at this in-person event whether indoors or outdoors at Kol Ami. We are a mask-on campus. You agree to comply with any and all of Kol Ami's health guidelines and protocols, and to follow any additional instructions given by staff on the day of the event. Upon entering the event, you will be required to present your picture ID and a proof of Covid vaccination done within 14 days,  or negative PCR test result within 72 hours. 
Co-sponsored by Center for Spiritual Living Los Angeles, Founders MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) and ICAN: Israeli-American Civic Action Network.
Dr. Michael Gottlieb
Dr. Gottlieb is an allergist and immunologist and has been a leader in AIDS treatment and care throughout the epidemic. While a young researcher at UCLA in 1981, Dr. Gottlieb was the first to identify and describe AIDS as a new syndrome, a finding which directly led to the discovery of HIV in 1983. He was physician to actor Rock Hudson and in 1985 helped Dame Elizabeth Taylor found the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR). He has served on the Boards of Directors of AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Pasadena AIDS Services Center as well as on numerous scientific advisory committees including to the State of California, the National Institutes of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control.
Vallerie D. Wagner
Director of Education, APLA Health Gleicher/Chen Health Center.
Vallerie served as the COO at the Black AIDS Institute, the first black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the director of education and social services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. A tireless advocate for the human rights of the LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS, Vallerie has worked with culturally and linguistically diverse populations locally, nationally, and internationally for more than 30 years.


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