October 16th, 2007
|12:56 pm - World AIDS Day thoughts?|
Last Sunday, I attended an interfaith meeting for World AIDS Day here in Columbus (Dec. 1, 2007). This was my first "real" interfaith meeting where I actually had credentials and was going to represent a (generally) Pagan and (specifically) Druidic view on issues.
I learned a lot from the meeting, but in particular, I stumbled on something I need some help from the larger community with.
In the interfaith service (now actually interfaith, as I'm the token non-Christian there at the moment), we have the opportunity to submit prayers, poetry, and music that celebrates life or memorializes those who have lived it, and particularly life with HIV/AIDS and living in a community affected by it.
I'm posting to the ADF-Bardic list and the ADF-Liturgists list in an effort to find pieces that fit, as well as ADF-LGBT. I'm also posting in my LJ in the hopes that the greater community might have suggestions.
So, does anyone have suggestions about prayers to be said, songs to be sung, or poems that might make this event better? Even better, does anyone want to try their hand at writing one of those sorts of things?
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: "When Salome Plays the Drums", -JB
World AIDS Day has traditionally been a date marked by my professional performing arts fraternity by philanthropy and awareness-raising activities, in the name of all the artistic voices silenced by the epidemic.
I'll investigate what I might be able to find that would work, or be adaptable.
Good timing on the question, as I'll be back in my college town for the first time in 6 years next week, and so actually have a chance to look at the physical archives. . . .
Excellent. Just let me know :)
How did it go?
(. . . and did you ever get the piece I e-mailed to you for it?)