Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness of the epidemic and unite to fight against it. The first World AIDS Day was in 1988, but here are some facts about the disease today. (USATODAY, 12/1)

Related: If you haven’t already done so, be sure to take a look at the Washington AIDS Partnership’s brand new website.

VETERANS/FOOD | Many military families find it difficult to put fresh food on the table throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season. In Southern Fairfax County, an Army spouse has started a food pantry to serve the families of those serving the country. (WaPo, 11/29)

DISTRICT/EDUCATION | Language immersion programs growing in D.C., but only west of the river (WaPo, 12/1)

COMMUNITY | Are you ready for #GivingTuesday? On Tuesday, December 2nd, the global day of giving and celebration of generosity returns!

TRANSIT | Metro wants more money; without it, officials say, rail service might be cut back (WaPo, 11/30)

ARTS | New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art shares a video on the relationship between art and AIDS throughout the years.

Is it December already? Though it may seem like life is just passing us by, it appears that everything we think about getting older might just be wrong.

– Ciara