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world aids day, dec 1st

Virtual National Observance - A Day of Impact & Hope

Join us December 1, 2021 as we bring together powerful voices for a series of inspiring and insightful conversations focused on health and social justice, particularly among communities of color.

LEARN ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL FORUM

SEE THE AIDS QUILT OR VISIT AN AIDS MEMORIAL

See our new interactive maps that show where you can see the AIDS Memorial Quilt currently on display or visit a local AIDS memorial in your community. This new feature helps people come together  to remember and honor those lost to AIDS on World AIDS Day.

SEE THE AIDS QUILTVISIT A LOCAL MEMORIAL

JOIN US IN THE GROVE, DEC 1ST - 4:30 - 9 PM

World AIDS Day FREE public programming – An Evening of Lights & Remembrance in the Grove. A reading of the names ceremony begins at 5 pm as we gather together to remember those lost surrounded by the beautifully illuminate Grove at night until 9pm. The ceremony will be live-streamed for those cannot join in-person.

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“Creating an AIDS-free generation is a shared responsibility. It requires commitment from partner countries, coupled with support from donors, civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, the private sector, foundations, and multilateral institutions. We stand at a tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and working together, we can realize our historic opportunity to bring that fight to an end.”

- President Barack Obama

The National AIDS Memorial family honors and remembers the life of Ambassador James C. Hormel who passed away on August 13, 2021 -- a true trailblazer, a compassionate leader, a friend of the Grove. Learn more about his life work.

“It was gentle rain, no speeches or music, just thousands of people reading these names on this patchwork of placards up on that wall. And I thought to myself, It looks like some kind of quilt,’ and when I said the word "quilt" I thought of my great-grandma...  it was such a warm and comforting and middle-American traditional-family-values sort of symbol, and I thought, ‘This is the symbol we should take.’”

- Cleve Jones, NPR interview 2016



Black/African American
and Hispanics/Latinos account for the
largest increases in new HIV diagnoses, 42% and 27% respectively.

“… may we find strength and comfort in our communities, and in our shared desire to bring hope and healing to the millions of men, women and children around the world living with HIV/AIDS.  This disease is resilient and resourceful, ever mutating to escape destruction.  We must be equally resourceful in our efforts to combat HIV/AIDS as we work to finally achieve an AIDS-free generation.”

- Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, World AIDS Day 2019

REMEMBERING A LOVED ONE

Honor a life by memorializing them within the beauty of the memorial in perpetuity - learn more

2021 LIGHT IN THE GROVE

Join Us November 30th for our re-imagined annual Gala for a night of reunion - learn more

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT

The largest ongoing community folk art project in the world - learn more

BLACK LIVES AND AIDS ACTIVISM

Inspiring Voices in the LGBTQ Movement - read our perspective

PEDRO ZAMORA YOUNG LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

Supporting the Next Generation of leaders who carry Pedro’s torch - learn more

ARTS IN ACTIVISM AWARD

Inspiring “Artivism” to Combat Stigma - learn more

AIDS STORY PROJECT VOICES

Capturing the Oral History of the epidemic - see the stories

NEWS & EVENTS

The Memorial in the community and in the media - see details

OUR PARTNERS

Here are profiles highlighting our partners - see profiles





Order a Personalized Framed and Matted Photo Gift Today!

Cherish a photo of your loved one’s Quilt panel or engraved name in the Grove. Order today and help support the programs of the National AIDS Memorial.
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