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Wrapped in Red

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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All Day
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World AIDS Week

As part of its annual participation in World AIDS Day, the Mary Lou Williams Center hosts a week-long observance of A Day Without Art, featured portraits and personal stories of Black people living with HIV and AIDS and celebrated activists who work on behalf of the Black community to fight the disease.The first national Day Without Art (DWA) was held on December 1, 1989, in conjunction with the World Health Organization's AIDS Awareness Day, as a nationwide day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. More than 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, closing museum doors, and sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS.