World AIDS Day

In recognition of World AIDS Day, displays the largest collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Florida. Each year, a ceremony is hosted on December 1st  which include the quilt display, a candle light vigil, induction of new quilt panels from local community members, and special performances by Voices of Pride.

Two week's worth of community events join local community based organizations and several area churches together to engage the community in becoming a part of a global impact to end AIDS.  In an effort to work closer with national and local initiatives to provide Palm Beach County with resources, Compass' World AIDS Day is meant  promote awareness about HIV and how to live a stronger and healthier life.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt, founded in 1987, is the largest piece of community folk art in the world, a 54-ton collage affixed with the names of 91,000 victims of AIDS.

Your contributions enhance Compass’ funded programs for community center activities and special events held outside of the scope of our funded, direct service programs.

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2013 World AIDS Day schedule of events


Tuesday November, 19th

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

12 pm - Community Education Series: Talking with your Doctor, sponsored by Merck

5:30 pm - Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting

6 pm - City of Lake Worth Proclamation @ City Hall

7 pm - Movie Screening


Wednesday November 20th

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

6:30 pm - Movie Screening: TransAmerica

6:30 pm - Business Alliance Mixer @ The William Wright Collection


Thursday November 21st

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

6:30 pm - Movie Screening Liberace 


Friday November 22nd

10 am - 6 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

5:30 pm - Open Mic at Compass with Allied nations

3 pm - Movie Screening: The Ryan White Story


Saturday November 23rd

2 pm - 6pm - Quilt Display Open

Movie Screening: The Journey, Portraits of People Living with AIDS


Monday, November 25th

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

6:30 pm - Movie Screening: Pedro

7 pm - Lantana Proclamation @ Lantana City Hall


Tuesday, November 26th

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

6:30 pm - Movie Screening Philadelphia


Wednesday, November 27th

10 am - 5 pm - Quilt Display Open


Sunday, December 1st World AIDS Day

4 pm - 8 pm - Quilt Display Open, Calling of Names

4 pm - Movie Screening: We Are Here

5:30 - 6 pm - Refreshments by Walgreens

6 pm - Voices of Pride

6:30 pm - Interfaith Service

7:30 pm - Candlelight Vigil with walk to City Hall and back to Compass


Monday, December 2nd

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public

6:30 pm - Movie Screening: Paris Is Burning


Tuesday December 3rd

10 am - 8 pm - Quilt Display open to the public 

6:30 pm - Movie Screening: My Brother's Keeper with special guest speaker Bob Bradley

7:30 pm - Closing Ceremony with special guest speaker Bob Bradley