RECENT NEWS releases

National AIDS Memorial Announces Recipients of the Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award (February 22, 2023)

AIDS Memorial Quilt Heads to New Orleans & Baton Rouge to Change the Pattern and End HIV in Black and Brown Communities (February 3, 2023)

Cleve Jones, Activist and Founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, Honored with Lifetime of Commitment Award on World AIDS Day (November 30-December 1, 2022)

World AIDS Day Brings to Light AIDS Epidemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Black and Brown Lives with the Largest Display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Ever in Alabama (December 1, 2022)

November 2022 eNewsletter

National AIDS Memorial Announces 2022-2023 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Recipients (November 9, 2022)

October 2022 eNewsletter

Award Winning Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Joins Change the Pattern Initiative as a Celebrity Ambassador to Reimagine the Fight to End HIV/AIDS in the South (September 28, 2022).

National AIDS Memorial Releases Newest Mini-Documentary: “The Black Community & AIDS” (September 22, 2022)

Major Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt Coming to Jackson and Surrounding Communities Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 to Change the Pattern in the Fight to End HIV in the South (September 14, 2022)

Change the Pattern: Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Honoring Black and Brown Lives Lost to AIDS will Travel throughout the South in the Fight to End the Epidemic (August 22, 2022)

National AIDS Memorial Announces $2.4 Million Grant from Gilead Sciences to Launch the Quilt Southern Initiative for New Quilt Programming to Tackle Rising HIV Rates within Communities of Color (June 11, 2022)

National AIDS Memorial Installs Three New Displays at Oakland International Airport to Remember Lives Lost to HIV/AIDS (April 21, 2022)

Marking 35 Years Since the First Panels were Stitched, San Francisco to Host Largest Display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in a Decade (March 29, 2022)

National AIDS Memorial Announces Second Recipient of Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award (March 3, 2022)

National AIDS Memorial Honors the Legacy of Pedro Zamora on his 50th Birthday by Announcing 11 Scholars who are Carrying his Torch Forward (February 28, 2022)

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with Featured Online Programs Honoring Black Lives Lost to AIDS (February 7, 2022)

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 and Social Justice (December 1, 2021).

National AIDS Memorial to Mark World AIDS Day with Three Powerful Programs Offering Hope, Remembrance and Inspiration (November 9, 2021)

National AIDS Memorial Releases Surviving Voices Mini-Documentary, “Substance Abuse Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS" (August 23, 2021)

Statement on the passing of Ambassador James C. Hormel, a long-time friend of the National AIDS Memorial and passionate advocate for health and social justice (August 13, 2021)

July 2021 eNewsletter

National AIDS Memorial Brings Leaders in the AIDS Movement Together to Honor Lives Lost, the Survivors and Heroes Forty Years into the AIDS Epidemic (June 5, 2021)

National AIDS Memorial Celebrates Recent Pedro Zamora Scholars for their Community Engagement on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (April 17, 2021)

AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition and Stories Raise Awareness About Rise in HIV Infection Rates in Certain Native Community Populations (March 19, 2021)

National AIDS Memorial Announces First Recipient of the Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award (March 10, 2021)

March 2021 eNewsletter

Timothy Ray Brown "The Berlin Patient" Memorial Campaign and Community Consortium Announced (February 10, 2021)

National AIDS Memorial Observes Black History Month with AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition Honoring Black Lives Lost to AIDS (February 4, 2021)

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. David Ho Honored on World AIDS Day with National Leadership Recognition Award (December 1, 2020)

National AIDS Memorial to Honor Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. and David D. Ho, M.D. on World AIDS Day for their Leadership on the Frontlines of the AIDS and Covid-19 Pandemics (October 22, 2020)

National AIDS Memorial to Launch 50-State AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibition in Conjunction with World AIDS Day (October 9, 2020)

National AIDS Memorial Launches New Web Platform Designed to Share Stories from 40 Years of the AIDS Pandemic – the Lives Lost, the Survivors, the Heroes (July 7, 2020)

Vivent Health Announces Partnership with National AIDS Memorial to raise awareness about the history and current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (June 23, 2020)

National AIDS Memorial to Award 10 Scholarships to Support Students Pursuing Careers and Community Work in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (May 28, 2020)

National AIDS Memorial and ViiV Healthcare Create Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award to Support Young Artist-Activists Committed to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (May 26, 2020)

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration to Include Largest Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco History (February 28, 2020)

National National AIDS Memorial Welcomes First Panels of the AIDS Quilt Home to San Francisco During World AIDS Day Observances; Honors Leaders in the HIV-AIDS Movement (November 30/December 1, 2019)

National National AIDS Memorial Receives $2.4 Million Donation From Gilead Sciences to Support the AIDS Memorial Quilt as It Moves Home to San Francisco (November 27, 2019)

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Moving to San Francisco under the Stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial; Library of Congress to Preserve Quilt’s Vast Archival Collections (November 20, 2019)

National AIDS Memorial Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to Young Leaders Committed to Helping End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (October 24, 2019)

National AIDS Memorial Grove Announces 2018 Recipients of Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

President Clinton Among Leaders in the HIV/AIDS Community Honored by the National AIDS Memorial for Making a Difference in the Fight Against AIDS (December 1, 2017)

National AIDS Memorial Honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for Three Decades of Courageous Leadership in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS (June 17, 2017)

RECENT News stories

Washington Blade (December 1, 2020) National AIDS Memorial Honors Fauci, Ho on World AIDS Day

Chicago Sun Times (December 1, 2020) AIDS Activism Sharpened State and Local Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Gay City News (November 24, 2020) AIDS Memorial Quilt Goes on Nationwide Virtual Tour

Bay Area Reporter (November 24, 2020) COVID Brings Change to World AIDS Day

Advocate (October 15, 2020) The Memorial Quilt is Getting a Virtual World AIDS Day Exhibit

Stanford Business (August 3, 2020) Maker: AIDS Memorial Quilt -- Sewing as a Catalyst for Change

Smithsonian Magazine (July 21, 2020) You Can Now Explore All 48,000 Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Online

Hyperallergic (July 16, 2020) One Million-Square Foot AIDS Memorial Quilt is Now Entirely Online

CBS This Morning (June 29, 2020) PRIDE Month Takes on New Meaning in 2020

San Francisco Press (June 25, 200) Pandemic and Protest: How AIDS and LGBTQ Activism in the ’80s Informs the Present

PBS Newshour (June 18, 2020) Mike Smith Gives His Brief But Spectactular Take on Turning Grief into Action

NPRs The Kitchen Sisters (June 20, 2020) 95,000 NAMES: Gert McMullin, Sewing the Frontline

City Metric (June 9, 2020) The Rare Challenge of Building a Pandemic Memorial

KGO Channel 7 (May 2, 2020): Fear and Confusion: What we can Learn about the COVID-19 Pandemic from the 1980s AIDS crisis

BBC (Mar 28, 2020) The “AIDS Quilt” that Showed the Scale of Suffering

KQED Forum (April 10, 2020) Lessons from the AIDS Crisis for the Coronavirus Pandemic
John appeared on KQED Forum

KTVU (April 10, 2020) Memorial Quilt Volunteers using Extra Fabric for Masks for Homeless

HIVPlus Magazine (April 9, 2020) Fabric from AIDS Memorial Quilt will be Used to Make Face Masks

Positively Aware (May 14, 2020): Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award: ViiV partners with National AIDS Memorial to honor young “artivists”

San Francisco Chronicle (May 3, 2020): ‘Mother’ of AIDS Quilt Stitches Familiar Fabric for Coronavirus Masks

ABC 7 News (May 2, 2020): Fear and Confusion: What We Can Learn About the COVID-19 Pandemic From the 1980s AIDS Crisis

POZ Magazine (April 20, 2020): See Leftover Fabric From the AIDS Memorial Quilt Made Into Coronavirus Masks

People Magazine (April 9, 2020): Leftover Fabric from the AIDS Memorial Quilt Is Now Being Used to Make Coronavirus Masks

Bay Area Reporter (April 1, 2020): Best LGBTQ Fundraiser: Light in the Grove

San Francisco Chronicle (March 27, 2020): 1980s AIDS pandemic offers lessons for today’s coronavirus outbreak

POZ Magazine (March 13, 2020): Massive Display of AIDS Quilt in San Francisco to Be Rescheduled

San Francisco Chronicle (February 18, 2020): Largest display of AIDS Memorial Quilt in SF history to be unveiled this year

Bay Area Reporter (February 17, 2020): Giant AIDS quilt display set for April in SF’s Golden Gate Park

Bay Area Reporter (February 15, 2020): Online Extra: AIDS quilt begins to arrive in East Bay

The Advocate (December 1, 2019): The AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to San Francisco With New Purpose

The San Francisco Chronicle (November 27, 2019): AIDS Quilt panels arrive home in SF in time for World AIDS Day

The San Francisco Chronicle (November 21, 2019): Jack Porter, historian and keeper of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, dies at 81

The New York Times (November 20, 2019): AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return Home to San Francisco

KQED (May 2, 2019): How the AIDS Memorial Grove Became the True Heart of San Francisco

The Advocate (May 1, 2019): Disheartened? Look to the AIDS Crisis for Hope

POZ Magazine (April 1, 2019): Healing Through Remembrance

POZ Magazine (February 15, 2019): 10 Young HIV Leaders Receive Pedro Zamora Scholarships

Windy City Times (February 11, 2019): Chicagoan Among Pedro Zamora Scholarship Honorees

The Daily Californian (February 7, 2019): UC Berkeley Freshman Receives Scholarship for Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Advocate (December 2018/January 2019): The Cast and Crew of The Real World: San Francisco Reunite to Keep Pedro Zamora’s Memory – and Life’s Work Around HIV – Continuing On

HIV Plus Magazine (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day 2018: Meet the Future HIV Leaders

ABC7 News (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day National Observance Coverage

KTVU-SF (FOX) News (December 1, 2018): World AIDS Day National Observance Coverage

San Francisco Chronicle (December 1, 2018): Hundreds Gather in National AIDS Memorial Grove to Mark World AIDS Day

San Francisco Bay Times (November 29 – December 5, 2018): Artists Portal Added to the National AIDS Memorial

SF Weekly (September 20, 2018): Volunteering at the National AIDS Memorial Grove

The Rainbow Times (September 6, 2018): Positive Thoughts: Passing the Torch – Pedro Zamora’s Impact

The Frisc (September 4, 2018): San Francisco’s Secret Paradise

San Francisco Bay Times (August 8, 2018): Performing Arts Portal Planned for the National AIDS Memorial Grove

Bay Area Reporter (May 30, 2018): AIDS Museum in Visionary Stage

SF Examiner (April 29, 2018): Heroic in the Face of Stigma

Look To The Stars (December 4, 2017): Bill Clinton Honored By National AIDS Memorial On World AIDS Day

Advocate (December 2, 2017): Bill Clinton on World AIDS Day: “Don’t Lose Heart”

Curbed San Francisco (December 1, 2017): Scenes From the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

SFGate (September 16, 2017): AIDS Grove Dedicates New Section to Hemophiliacs Killed by the Disease

ABC7News (August 17, 2017): Memorial for Hemophilia Victims to Go Up in AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

SFist (March 14, 2017): An AIDS Museum? National AIDS Memorial Grove Staff Explores Possibility

The New York Times (March 13, 2017): An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, But The Timing Is Right

Miami Herald (April 14, 2016): Pedro Zamora Scholarship Honors Miami AIDS Activist Who Died at 22

SFGate (December 1, 2015): Levi’s Head, Leather Group Honored on World AIDS Day

"I’m grateful for all the people who did things when no one was listening, when no one else was around.  The fight to bend the arc toward justice began here in San Francisco. So many were suffering, so many were dying, and ordinary people were coming together here. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

— Former President Bill Clinton, speaking on World AIDS DAY 2017

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Change the Pattern Takes the Quilt to Louisiana During Black History Month to Honor Black and Brown Lives Lost to AIDS. Learn More

See our Black History Month Online Programming with Stories of the Quilt and Grove.

Black History Month AIDS Quilt Virtual Exhibition

If you missed World AIDS Day watch all the conversations and events as part of our Annual Observance. Learn more

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