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40th Anniversary
Fearless at 40—Fighting Stigma, Saving Lives
 

Since our earliest days as a VD clinic in a church basement, we have aimed to be a sanctuary for people who have needed a stigma-free place to achieve better physical and mental health. We have cared for those who faced discrimination in other healthcare settings, in particular those living with HIV, as well as the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. We have been bold and brave; we have fought and stood up. We have lost many and saved even more. To learn more about our history click here.

During 2018, we plan to celebrate our first 40 years with all of you! We will honor our past, live in the moment, and share exciting plans about our next 40 years. Below please find a list of some of the activities that we have planned. We are nothing without the communities and patients we serve. With you, we will be Fearless at 40!

Activities during 2018 include:

January 20, 2018

40th Anniversary Kickoff Dance Party -- Join us on the dance floor or hang in our 40th lounge area. DJ Paddy Boom, formerly of Scissor Sisters, will spin tracks all night. There will be a cash bar. No cover. A $10 suggested donation is appreciated.

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

TOWN Dance Boutique

2009 8th St NW, Washington, DC

February 21, 2018

Pioneers of Black Journalism: Honoring the Legacy of Max Robinson -- Join Whitman-Walker & PNC Bank for a panel discussion with Max’s network colleagues Maureen Bunyan and Bruce Johnson and Max's son, Mark Robinson, of the Montgomery County Sentinel. The panel will be moderated by Max’s Eyewitness News Co-Anchor Gordon Peterson.

Light breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to events@whitman-walker.org if you plan to attend. For additional event information, contact events@whitman-walker.org.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

May 23, 2018

Going The Extra Mile -- Join us for our annual cocktail reception honoring our pro-bono legal volunteers, while recognizing our allies, and raising money to continue to provide free legal services to our underserved neighbors.

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

June 2, 2018

The Pride Womxn’s Kickoff Celebration -- Come celebrate with us for our annual Pride Womxn’s Kickoff Celebration! Help us honor the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer womxn of Greater Washington! This celebration will be a night of fun, friendship and dancing!

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Chief

2002 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

August 10, 2018

3rd Annual East of the River Fall Fest -- The East of the River Fall Fest is our annual back-to-school drive and community block party hosted at our Max Robinson Center in Anacostia. Each year, this free festival brings together multiple organizations, partners and community members for an afternoon of live performances, GO-GO music, food, HIV testing and fun!

Please join us on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 3:00pm – 7:00 pm for the 3rd Annual East of the River Fall Fest! The festival takes place at Max Robinson Center located at 2301 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020 – right near the Big Chair.

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Max Robinson Center

2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020

September 22, 2018

40th Anniversary Gala -- Join us for our most memorable event of the year. An opening cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres will start the festivities. Following the reception, the gala will extend into a seated dinner and speaking program reflecting on our past, present and future. There will also be a selection of silent auction items ranging from curated art to incredible experiences to bid on throughout the event. Dancing to follow.

6:30 PM

Marriott Marquis Hotel

901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

October 27, 2018

The Walk & 5K to End HIV -- Join us for our most important and most fun fundraising event of the year! The Walk & 5K to End HIV is a fundraising walk and 5K timed run benefiting Whitman-Walker Health.

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Freedom Plaza

Washington, DC

December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day -- Honor those we have lost and celebrate the advances we have made in HIV. Further details TBD.

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All our Services are available in multiple languages upon request.

Our bilingual staff and volunteers will help get the language services you need!

202.745.7000

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