National AIDS Memorial - Building Our Legacy

Programs and Events

2017 World AIDS Day National Observance

John Cunningham and Bill Clinton at the Clinton Boulder at the NAMG

The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day honoring leaders in the HIV/AIDS community who have made a significant difference in the fight against AIDS. President Bill Clinton delivered keynote remarks and spoke to the hope the future holds, while always remembering the precious lives lost to the epidemic.

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2017 Light in the Grove Fundraising Gala

The 8th annual Light in the Grove was held on November 30th. More than 600 guests experienced a moving candlelight reflection in the Circle of Friends, then walked through the spectacularly-lit Redwood Grove to a warmly-lit tent for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet dinner with special musical and artistic performances.

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Watch: The Heart of the National AIDS Memorial

Heart Flowers in Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is the heart of the National AIDS Memorial. It is critical that we never forget the tragic stories of discrimination, or the courageous stories of countless individuals who fought against it. As the National AIDS Memorial, this is not only our legacy—it is our responsibility.

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Stories from the Heart

Stories from the Heart of the Grove

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking, the National AIDS Memorial Grove has launched Stories from the Heart, a project that aims to capture and curate the vast and diverse voices of the AIDS epidemic. This project is one enactment of the Memorial’s mission to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations.

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Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is engraved with over 2,400 names of individuals touched by AIDS, including those who have died; those who loved them; and donors to the National AIDS Memorial.

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Surviving Voices

In 2015, the National AIDS Memorial and the HIV Story Project launched a multi-year AIDS oral history project titled ‘Surviving Voices’ to ensure that stories and lessons of the epidemic are captured, curated, and retained for future generations.

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The Grove Commemorates Two Milestones

Nancy Pelosi and Google Gayglers

San Francisco’s Congresswoman, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial for the June 17, 2017 Community Volunteer Workday to commemorate both the surpassing of 200,000 hours of labor donated by volunteers since the first Community Volunteer Workday in September of 1991 and Congresswoman Pelosi’s 30th year in Congress.

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