World AIDS Day is held on 1 December to remember the global epidemic caused by HIV and work towards prevention in the public sphere, providing people with proper information.
Barcelona is joining in again by lighting up the façade of the City Hall (29 November in the afternoon) and the Catalan government headquarters (30 November in the afternoon).
Various activities are being organised on Sunday 1 December in Pl. Sant Jaume and in Pl. Universitat, where information and awareness stands will be set up in the morning.
In Pl. Sant Jaume there’s a photo call from 10 am to 11 am, as well as a reading of a manifesto at 10.30 am. At 10.45 am a human ribbon will be formed in the square and photographed from the balcony of the City Hall.
In Pl. Universitat, also in the morning, there’s a children’s face-painting session and bar service offering vermouth and other drinks. After a drumming session at 11.30 am, a unitary manifesto will be read out at 12 noon.
Activities continue with a giant HIV trivia competition and country dancing from 12.15 pm, rounded off with a concert by The Surfin Burritos at 2 pm.