Youth UpRising to Host the AIDS Memorial Quilt in December
Oakland, CA – Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on view from December 5-11 in Oakland. This free display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is being hosted by Youth UpRising and visitors are invited to attend an opening reception on December 5 from 4PM-5:30PM or during one of the scheduled viewing times.
“The AIDS Memorial Quilt has evolved into our most potent tool in the effort to educate against the lethal threat of AIDS, the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time,” said Olis Simmons, Founder and President of Youth UpRising. “Youth UpRising is proud to serve as a temporary home to the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world, which is helping to teach compassion, triumphs over taboo, stigma and phobia, and inspires individuals to take direct responsibility for their own well-being and that of their family, friends and community.”
December 5: Opening Reception 4PM-530PM
December 6: 11:00AM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM
December 9: 2:00PM, 4:00PM
December 11: 11:00AM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM
Coalition Announces Launch of Statewide Gun Buyback Initiative in Oakland
Crowd funded effort aims to create a new outlet for action on the issue of gun violence prevention
Oakland, CA – A coalition of local and state elected officials, faith, business, and community leaders, and representatives from local law enforcement hosted a press conference on Wednesday, November 20, to launch a Statewide Gun Buyback initiative with the goal of empowering individuals to remove guns from their communities through a crowd funded gun buyback program.
The official Oakland Gun Buyback event to be held on December 14 is part of a statewide gun buyback initiative hosted by Youth UpRising in partnership with Gun by Gun, an organization founded in 2013 to prevent gun violence by reducing the number of unwanted an illegal guns in a community while creating a new outlet for action on the issue of gun violence prevention.
Statewide Gun Buyback Day of Action: December 14, 2013
Time: 9AM - 3PM
Location: Youth UpRising; 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94605