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Whitman-Walker, Us Helping Us to hold commemorations

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World AIDS Day, AIDS movement, 90/90/90, AIDS, red ribbon, gay news, AIRS, gay news, Washington BladeTwo events are planned for the coming days to honor World AIDS Day in Washington.

Whitman-Walker Health will hold a community gathering at Rise Demonstration Center (2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.) on Friday, Dec. 1 from 8:45-10:30 a.m. The program will include a light breakfast, art-making, storytelling and reflection to honor those lost to HIV/AIDS. All are welcome. Admission is free. For more details, visit facebook.com/whitmanwalker.

Us Helping Us (3635 Georgia Ave., N.W.) hosts “A Passion for Living: a Celebratory Night of Giving” on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 6:30-11 p.m. The event will raise funds for HIV/AIDS education, testing, treatment and more. There will be a cocktail reception from 6:30-8 p.m. followed by dinner from 8-9 p.m. The evening concludes with a main program from 9-10 p.m. A silent auction will take place throughout the night. Tickets range from $125-2,500. For more information, visit facebook.com/uhupilorg.

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor

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International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel

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The DC Center hosts a series of talks on end-of-life planning next week.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living will host “Estate Planning Tools with Murray Scheel” via Zoom. 

Scheel will walk guests through the process of taking care of the end-of-life planning business that needs to be addressed during the golden years. Scheel is Senior Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services.

This event series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions:

Jan. 19, 3 p.m. – “Tools for while you’re living” (overview, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, disposition of remains, etc.)

Jan. 26, 3 p.m. – “Tools for after you’re gone” (living wills, last wills, assets, etc.)

Feb. 2, 3 p.m. – “Healthcare insurance & long term care” (Medicare, Medicaid, correcting misinformation, skilled nursing, hospice care, etc.)

To register for this event, visit the DC Center website.

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DC Center to host legal seminar for trans people

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman to give legal advice

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host a “Gender and Name Change Legal Seminar” on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. online. 

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman will give legal advice and speak on the importance of the legal community within the LGBTQ community, the difficulties of the LGBTQ community in the legal field and name and gender changes. 

Guests can find the link at the DC Center website.

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