Once again, the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah is offering red poinsettias for the holiday season. The plants are locally grown and come in six inch pots, and they range from 15–19 inches in height with five or more blooms per plant. Plants are $10 each or $75 for eight and can be ordered online at pwacu.org or by calling 801-484-2205. Plants will also be delivered to locations throughout Northern Utah on the following days: Davis and Weber Counties Nov. 23, Dec. 3; Summit County, Nov. 26 and Dec. 7; Tooele and Utah Counties, Nov. 30 and Dec. 10. Deliveries to Salt Lake County require no minimum order, but deliveries to other counties require a minimum order of eight poinsettias. One delivery per order is allowed, and poinsettias need to be pre-ordered by November 18, 2010. All proceeds benefit PWACU’s programs for Utahns living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Awareness Month Events
The Utah Pride Center will sponsor a number of events in honor of AIDS Awareness Month in December. These include HIV testing at local clubs on Nov. 30 (locations to be announced), a demonstration along 400 S. on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1); a panel discussion titled “Who’s to Blame for AIDS” at the Salt Lake City Main Library on Dec. 3; a Queer Sex Ed Conference Dec. 4; and another HIV testing at The Trapp Dec. 5. For more information watch utahpridecenter.org.
Artists Sticking it to Stigma
The Utah Pride Center and the Utah AIDS Foundation are seeking artists to create sculptures, paintings, photographs, performance art and more in honor of World AIDS Day and ending stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS. Artists are invited to submit work centered on the theme “Stick It to Stigma” and are asked to prominently feature red — the color for AIDS awareness — in their work. All submitted works will be displayed at the Salt Lake City Main Public Library during the week of World AIDS Day as well as during December’s downtown Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll and at various other sites.
Submission Deadline: Nov. 22
Info: Alex Moya and Josh Newbury at 801-487-2323 or Myles Davis and Lily Rodriguez at 801-539-8800, extensions 17 and 23.
Gay American Smokeout
In honor of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, which attempts to help tobacco smokers quit, the Utah Pride Center will hold the Gay American Smokeout on Nov. 18 as part of its Health and Wellness Programing. During the day, the Center will encourage staff, volunteers and community partners to give up tobacco for the day. The Center seeks to be a tobacco-free campus. To benefit the health and wellness of its patrons. For more information about tobacco use visit utahpridecenter.org.