World AIDS Day is Monday, December 1st.
As requested by the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
, Multnomah County will change the lights on the Morrison Bridge to all red from Friday, Nov. 28th through Dec 2nd to commemorate World AIDS Day. If you are out and about this weekend, please take note of the bridge and let it remind you of those we have lost, as well as the work yet to be done.
On Monday, December 1st, The Portland Sisters will be hosting a Walking Vigil. We will be gathering at the Salmon Street Springs (SW Salmon at SW Front on the Waterfront) at 7pm and walk along the Waterfront to observe the lights on the Morrison Bridge before heading downtown to take our walk to several local LGBT establishments. We expect to end the night at CC Slaughter's around 9:30pm
Come prepared to walk rain or shine. Dress warmly as we will be outdoors, but will be making several 10 - 15 minute stops at local bars and restaurants. We plan to stop at Silverado's, Scandal's, Boxxes/Red Cap, Embers, Casey's, and CC Slaughter's. You may wait outside the bars if you do not wish to go in. If walking is difficult for you, or you just don't want to brave the cold, please feel free to hang out at any of these establishments and participate while the Sisters are there. Or wait for us at CC Slaughter's where the vigil will end.
The Sisters will be wearing white veils that evening. One veil will be the Veil of Shame, on which we ask that you write all the words and names that have been used to shame you. The Sisters will bear this burden and destroy the veil at the end of the evening. The other veil will be the Veil of Remembrance, on which you may write the names of those who have passed from HIV/AIDS. This veil will be saved and kept in the Sisters' Archives.
Please consider joining us on this important evening!
Sister Krissy Fiction, the nun that got nailed
Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence