World AIDS Day Memorial & Community Celebration – Sunday, November 28th 2020
On November 28th, just days before World AIDS Day, the Karumah community came together at the Hamilton Community Hive to remember, reflect and celebrate life.
This event combined our annual HIV/AIDS memorial, which is usually held at our Getaway with an opportunity for our community to unite after a uniquely challenging year.
Karumah board members Greg, assisted by Chairperson Michael and Community Support Officer Aly, ran a beautiful and moving peer-led memorial. Participants dressed in red, held red candles and spoke of lost love ones, the strength and tenacity of surviors and gratitude for community and friends.
The memorial was followed by an uplifting and joyful musical performance by Wayne Rogers, light refreshments and a chance for everyone to catch up and mingle.
Thank you to everybody who attended our World AIDS Day event and helped to make it such a special night. Thank you Greg for taking the lead on the project, Michael for speaking, to Wayne Rogers for donating his time and talents, the Karumah Board for volunteering on the night, to the staff at the Hamilton Community Hive for coordinating the use of the space with us, to the Karumah team and to James for capturing these lovely photos for us.