Reading Our Stories: Recognizing HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival TM is pleased to join the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in presenting a free public screening of the new documentary, THE OTHER CITY, directed by Susan Koch and produced by BET founder Sheila C. Johnson. In every city, there's another city that visitors rarely see. But this other city isn't just anywhere-it's in Washington, D.C. The very city that is home to the capitol of the most powerful country in the world has an HIV/AIDS rate that is not only the nation's highest, but rivals some African countries.

Candice Wiggins, a guard for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and former All American basketball player for Stanford University, will provide opening remarks. Wiggins lost her father, former Major League Baseball player Alan Wiggins, to AIDS when she was 4 years old and today is outspoken about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

The screening will take place the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 2 in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day later in the month. It will be preceded by a reception, lab tours and opening remarks by Wiggins and will be followed by a community discussion. The event takes place at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Pelton Auditorium (Thomas Clinical Research Building), 1100 Fairview Ave. N., downtown Seattle. Seating is limited. For free tickets, information about transportation and directions, please contact James at 206-667-1979 or

The screening of this 90-minute documentary is sponsored by the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival TM.

Schedule of events:
· Reception and lab tours from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
· Opening remarks at 6 p.m.
· Screening of "The Other City" from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
· Community discussion from 8 to 9 p.m.

Please visit the LHAAFF website for more information:

Edited Sun, Jan 23, 2011 10:26 AM

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