Upcoming Events

Red Brunch

Imagine: A world without HIV, when someone will say "I used to have HIV".

At Aunt Rita’s 8th Annual RED Brunch we will do just this, and inspire our community to dream with us to envision a world free of HIV. Our goal is to effectively end HIV in our community by 2030, in line with the UNAIDS Fast Track Cities Initiative.

RED Brunch is a signature event for the diverse communities of Phoenix to celebrate World AIDS Day. Aunt Rita's Foundation, in association with the 13 non-profit benefiting agencies that provide important services to the HIV/AIDS community, produces this annual fundraising event.

Where: Sheraton Grand Phoenix @ 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ

When: December 14, 2019 @ 10:00am

For more information, visit here.

Transform Gender Expansive Expo 

You are invited to the first Transform Expo at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness. This event will provide information and resources for the transgender and gender-expansive communities.

Please let us know if you are able to attend. This is a public event.

If you have any further questions please e-mail transform@auntritas.org

We will have information on: Healthcare, Identity Documents, Supportive Program, Local trans/gender-expansive friendly business, and much more!

Resource Fair open from 2:00pm-5:00pm and the guided discussion, "Who Is In Charge of My Transition & What Are The Barriers", will be held in English, 2:30pm-3:30pm, and Spanish 3:45pm-4:45pm.

Social & cocktail hour 21+ from 5:00pm-7:00pm

LANGUAGE CAPACITY: This event will be offered in both English and Spanish

Where: The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness @ 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

When: November 22, 2019 @ 2:oopm 

To RSVP please click here.


Art and literature honoring people living with HIV

To commemorate World AIDS Day, library programming during the month of December will celebrate the lives of people living with HIV in Phoenix, remember those who are no longer with us, and tell the history of the city's response to the HIV epidemic. A diverse range of HIV-related art, storytelling, book selections, film presentations, performances, and education sessions will be presented through January 7, 2020. Panels of the National AIDS Quilt will also be displayed.

We want to showcase local talent and encourage artists to submit their work to us to have it considered for the exhibit. Click here and follow the instructions on how to submit your work to be reviewed.

There's a multitude of events planned throughout the month of December, including a "Kick-off Press Conference" by the Mayor's office on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00am to 11:30am. For those interested in a full calendar of events, that information can be found on the Phoenix Public Library's website by clicking here.

Where: Burton Barr Library @ 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

When: December 1, 2019 - January 7, 2020 

Phoenix AIDS Candlelight Vigil 

It has been 30 years of the HIV Epidemic in America, and many of us have been there since the beginning. Join us as we remember those we've loved and lost, and hear stories from long-time survivors.

The Phoenix AIDS Candlelight Vigil is a collaboration of HIV Community Members & Agencies coming together to remember those who we have lost to this deadly disease. Held annually on World AIDS Day. The event was first held on December 1st, 2014 and has continued since. 

Please join us at the 6th Annual Phoenix AIDS Candlelight Vigil as we remember the lives we have lost to HIV/AIDS and honoring those that are still fighting. 

There will speeches, songs and of course candles, community leaders, advocates, and activists.

There will be panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. If you have a loved one that has a panel, we can request to bring it in for you. Click here, find the block number and send that to admin@jtfpadmin.org and we will request the panel if it is available.

If you have made a panel, please bring it to the Vigil so we can honor your loved one and we will submit it to the Names Project Foundation for you.

Where: The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness @ 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

When: December 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Please click here for the Facebook event page to RSVP and join us on a somber evening to love, life and loss.