Virtual National Observance - A Day of Impact & Hope
If you missed our World AIDS Day National Observance livestream, you can still watch all the conversations as we brought together powerful voices for a series of inspiring and insightful conversations focused on health and social justice, particularly among communities of color.
“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
Thank you to our Hosts, partners and friends who joined us for our annual Gala- 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