STORIES Circle Event #9: Women’s STORIES Circle
Share your story about HIV/AIDS at this women's storytelling event! Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #8: Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center
Melody Torres, FLUX National Director of Health and Wellness, was the featured speaker at this event Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #7: REACH/LA
'Healing is an ongoing journey. Give yourself permission to heal.'
- Jamar Rogers, HIV Activist Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #6: World AIDS Day 2022
'A legacy focuses on what will endure. It's about passing on things of lasting value to those who will live after us.'
-- Rt. Beatitude Bishop Zachary Jones Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #5: Glendale Community
'My mom, she brought AIDS education to this community .. and she got a lot of hate, people protested against her.'
-- Ingrid Gunnell, daughter of AIDS activist Marilyn Gunnell Learn more.
2022 Design For Dignity (VIDEO)
"It was very important to me that the viewer was an active participant in the experience of The Monument."
-- Daniel Tobin, Designer, UAP Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #4: Bienestar
'I am convinced that the greatest life lesson that HIV brought me was to live fully, learning to love oneself, and with the purpose of helping other people.'
-- Dr. Octavio Vallejo, HIVAIDS researcher and healthcare provider Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #3: LA LGBT Center
'I've been living with HIV now for over 40 years. And I'm through the darkest of the days.'
-- Phill Wilson, Founder and Former CEO of the Black AIDS Institute Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #2: AMAAD Institute
'It really comes full circle for me to be here tonight, as I started working with [Magic Johnson] 22 years ago .... He was the first person I knew who was HIV positive ... He's always said "I may have HIV, but HIV doesn't have me."'
-- Shane Jenkins, VP, Magic Johnson Foundation Learn more.
STORIES Circle Event #1: World AIDS Day 2021
'The first five years or so were intense and awful, because you didn't know who was going to fall next.'
- Bruce Vilanch Learn more.
2021 Groundbreaking for STORIES: The AIDS Monument
FAM commemorated the 40th anniversary of the CDC’s first report related to AIDS with a ceremonial groundbreaking for The AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park. Speakers included Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Sharon Stone, George Takei, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White’s mother) and Marianne Williamson. Learn more.