The World Health Organisation established World AIDS Day in 1988 to focus on providing information and preventing the spread of HIV across the globe. World AIDS Day is commemorated annually on every continent and in communities worldwide. This year's theme is human rights and universal access, and that, as with themes in past years, kicks off year-long activities in the fight against AIDS.
For more information about world events,visit http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/World-AIDS-Day.
Today is also the 55Th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusal to move to the back of the bus on which she travelled. This marked a turning point in civil rights for African Americans in the United States.
Sundown this evening also signals the beginning of eight days of Hanukkah, during which Jews the world over commemorate their ancient winning of an uprising against the Greeks for religious freedom and the restoration and lighting of the Temple. Candles are lit each night as we say special prayers and enjoy time with family and friends. I will be joining friends this weekend for a celebratory dinner.
I am writing this at 4:45 AM after being awakened by the cute Siamese you met in my previous post...Would you say she has trained me well?
Until Next Time...