YOU ARE INVITED! WORLD’s 25th Anniversary – Celebrating 25 Years of Positive Action

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) is pleased to extend this special invitation to you for our 25th Anniversary Celebration in the heart of Oakland on November 17, 2016. 


Our theme, “Still We Rise: Celebrating 25 Years of  Positive Action“, highlights 25 years of peer-based services, advocacy, and support for HIV-positive women and their families. Since its inception in 1991, WORLD is proud to have served thousands of women living with HIV and their loved ones. We have supported HIV-positive women at times when the only thing that could help is the voice of another HIV-positive woman reaching out to the quote and WORLD motto:  

“You are not alone.”

Together on November 17, we will recommit ourselves to this life-saving work in support of positive women, and we will celebrate our remarkable history of critical services, education, and advocacy as we hear personal testimonials that will keep you engaged and eager to continue your support for this important work.

We look forward to seeing you on November 17, 2016, for this remarkable benefit and gala celebration: Still We Rise: Celebrating 25 Years of Positive Action.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Holy Redeemers Center

8945 Golf Links Road

Oakland, CA 94605




Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gail Wyatt! [More details TBA]

In addition to local wine, decadent cuisine & food trucks, art activities, and musical performances!


Honoring distinguished community members:

Nena Bridges

Jesse Brooks

Kathryn Ruiz

Dr. Kathleen Clanon

Jane Maxwell

Positive Women’s Network (PWN-USA)

Kaiser Permanente



AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Levi Strauss Foundation

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente East Bay

Viiv Healthcare

Horizons Foundation

Supervisor Keith Carson

Jamienne Studley and Gary Smith

Cardea Services

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases is proud to celebrate 25 years in service to HIV+ women and their families on November 17th, 2016. Thank you again for your support of WORLD and the confidence it represents.

If you have any questions about purchasing tickets or sponsoring this event, please contact Gerri at [email protected] or 510-986-0340 ext. 4053.