The lights on the Washington Square Park Memorial Arch will go off at 6:15 pm tonight, December 1, for World AIDS Day.

The New York City Light for Rights event will feature United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Naomi Watts, New York City Speaker of the City Council Christine C. Quinn, and 13-year-old AIDS activist Keren Dunaway-Gonzalez.

The lights will be out for 5 minutes as part of the Light for Rights event. Light For Rights events are happening in cities and towns all over the world and will bring thousands of people together on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009, to honor those we have lost to AIDS and to highlight the fundamental rights we all share

To find out about Lights for Rights events near you, click here.

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