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Pass the Mic: Stories from the Lives of People Affected by HIV, Told by the People who Live Them
December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
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. This event is a free, all ages event and is open to the
The 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.
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.