Artists for Charity To Raise Awareness About HIV / AIDS in Washington, D.C. And Ethiopia

Above: This year’s theme for the holiday benefit is “A Taste
of Ethiopia,” offering silent and live art auctions of artwork
from painters and photographers.

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Published: Friday, November 27, 2009

New York (Tadias) – Did you know that Washington, D.C. – home to one of the largest Ethiopian populations in the country – has one of the highest HIV infection rates, per capita, in the United States?

For the past three years a group called Artists for Charity (AFC) has challenged people to think about this and related issues in an annual holiday event in conjunction with World AIDS week. The non-profit organization, which also runs a group home for HIV positive children in Addis Ababa, uses the occasion to raise funds for its Ethiopia project.

“This year’s theme for the holiday benefit is ‘A Taste of Ethiopia,’ offering silent and live art auctions of artwork from painters and photographers including artwork by the AFC Children, live performances, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and cocktails, showcasing the rich culture and beauty of Ethiopia,” organizers said in a press release.

“In addition to raising funds to support the Children’s Home in Ethiopia, AFC’s 3rd- annual benefit will seek to raise awareness on the HIV/AIDS crisis here at home, in the D.C. area.”


For further information on Artists for Charity, visit artistsforcharity.org,
or contact Abezash Tamerat at (404) 543-8627 or email
abezash@artistsforcharity.org.

If You Go:
Date: Saturday, December 5th,
Location: WVSA Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1100 16th Street, NW.)
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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