National AIDS Memorial (15 Articles with 10,974 total views)
The National AIDS Memorial is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS,
Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi Celebrated Her More than Three and a Half Decades of U.S. Congressional Service with the National AIDS Memorial on June 17
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2023 - Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi celebrated her decades of service in the United States Congress at the National AIDS Memorial Grove ("the Grove") during its June 17 Community Volunteer Workday. The commemorative event coincided with the anniversary of her swearing in to Congress and highlighted her justice-centered values of Love, Action & Leadership.
National AIDS Memorial Quilt Stops in Memphis to Break the Stigma and Change the Pattern Around AIDS in Black and Brown Communities
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memphis ranks eighth in the nation for new HIV cases per year among large cities in the United States, according to the Infectious Disease Society of America. In light of this research and the recent announcement regarding HIV prevention funding in Memphis, the National AIDS Memorial, Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC), and Gilead Sciences are working to 'change the pattern' in Memphis by bringing sections of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt to town. The Quilt honors Black and Brown lives lost to HIV and AIDS and has traveled to several states throughout the South as part of Change the Pattern, a national campaign to end HIV in Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ communities across the Southern United States.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Heads to New Orleans and Baton Rouge to Change the Pattern and End HIV in Black and Brown Communities
NEW ORLEANS & BATON ROUGE, La., (Feb. 3, 2023) - Louisiana has the fourth highest HIV diagnoses rates in the country, so beginning on Feb. 7, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt honoring Black and Brown lives lost to HIV and AIDS will travel to the state as part of Change the Pattern, a national campaign to end HIV in Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ communities across the Southern United States.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2022 - The National AIDS Memorial has released its latest mini-documentary, "The Black Community & AIDS," the seventh film in its oral history project. The Black Community & AIDS" chronicles the personal stories of nearly two dozen survivors and advocates from across the U.S. who are thriving, sharing their hopes and struggles about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and its disproportionate impact on the Black community.
Change the Pattern: Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Honoring Black and Brown Lives Lost to AIDS will Travel throughout the South
ATLANTA (August 22, 2022) - The National AIDS Memorial is bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to communities throughout the Southern U.S to highlight and honor Black and Brown and lives lost to HIV and AIDS as part of Change the Pattern, a new initiative to reimagine the response to the epidemic in the region.
35 Years Since Its First Panels Were Stitched, the AIDS Memorial Quilt Remains a Powerful Teaching Tool for Health Action, Remembrance and Social Justice
SAN FRANCISCO (June 11 & 12, 2022) - It has been 35 years since the first panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were stitched together, sparking a national movement for action, justice and remembrance for an epidemic that has claimed over 36 million lives around the world.
National AIDS Memorial Honors the Legacy of Pedro Zamora on his 50th Birthday by Announcing Eleven Scholars who are Carrying his Torch Forward
SAN FRANCISCO (February 28, 2022) - The National AIDS Memorial is honoring the legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora on what would have been his 50th birthday by formally announcing the latest recipients of the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. Eleven scholars have been selected from ten universities and academic institutions across the country, each receiving $5,000 in financial support for their academic studies.
National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Featured Online Programs Honoring Black Lives Lost to AIDS
SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2022) - The National AIDS Memorial marks Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with featured online programming honoring Black lives touched by AIDS. A specially curated selection of stories is being featured as part of a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and engraved names in the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
National AIDS Memorial Honors History-Making Television Series Pose for Connecting a New Generation to the Story of AIDS and the Long Struggle for Health
SAN FRANCISCO (December 1, 2021) - The National AIDS Memorial awarded its prestigious National Leadership Recognition Award, presented annually on World AIDS Day, to Pose, the authentic, history-making, and award-winning FX drama series that has captured millions of hearts and minds through its powerful storytelling and authentic characters.
National AIDS Memorial Releases Surviving Voices Mini-Documentary "Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS"
San Francisco (August 23, 2021) - The National AIDS Memorial Surviving Voices storytelling initiative is being recognized for its powerful work in helping tell the story of AIDS through the voices of survivors of the pandemic, now in its 40th year. More than 700,000 U.S. lives have been lost since the first cases of AIDS were first reported in 1981. Today, more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV, with a disproportionate impact in communities of color and in southern U.S. states.
National AIDS Memorial Celebrates Recent Pedro Zamora Scholars for their Community Engagement on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
SAN FRANCISCO (April 15, 2021) - The National AIDS Memorial is marking National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day by celebrating its most recent Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship recipients, highlighting their work on campus and in their communities. The memorial has created a special section on its scholarship website highlighting their work, impact and commitment to social change, particularly around HIV/AIDS, which continues to disproportionately impact young people and communities of color.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition and Stories Raise Awareness About Rise in HIV Infection Rates in Certain Native Community Populations
SAN FRANCISCO (March 19, 2021) - March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), a national mobilization effort designed to encourage American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians across the United States and Territorial Areas to increase their awareness, get tested, get involved in prevention efforts and be treated for HIV.
SAN FRANCISCO (February 4, 2021) - During Black History Month, the National AIDS Memorial honors Black lives lost to AIDS with a specially curated selection of 56 blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt). The exhibition uses the beauty and power of the Quilt to bring to light stories of the countless men, women and children who have died, and the impact AIDS has had on Black Americans.
Powerful, Inspirational Voices on the Frontlines of the AIDS and Covid-19 Pandemics Speak Out on World AIDS Day - December 1st
SAN FRANCISCO (November 27, 2020) - 2020 marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States, a pandemic that has led to nearly 700,000 lives lost and still no cure four decades later. This year, our nation struggles through another pandemic - the fight against Covid-19 - where the horrific loss of life has surpassed 250,000 in a matter of months.
National AIDS Memorial to Launch 50-State AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition in Conjunction with World AIDS Day
SAN FRANCISCO (October 9, 2020) - The National AIDS Memorial is announcing a virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt (the Quilt) that will feature more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. territories. The memorial is inviting interested panelmakers, individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations to be part of this historic effort to use the power of the Quilt to help a nation heal and remember during these difficult times.