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Intergenerational STORIES Circle event with the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m.
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STORIES Circle Event #11: We’re Intergenerational at the Center!

The Foundation for The AIDS Monument (FAM) is hosting an intergenerational STORIES Circle event with the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m.

The event, which will be held at the Center’s Pride Hall in Hollywood, is free and open to young adults (18-25) and older adults (40+) managing an HIV diagnosis, or who has been impacted by the life of someone with HIV or AIDS. This event is supported in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Gilead Sciences.

Like in past STORIES Circle events, we will gather in small circles to share personal stories about how HIV & AIDS has impacted our lives.  This is an intergenerational event, bringing together younger and older people to exchange stories about HIV and/or AIDS.

After a short opening program, participants will gather in groups of six to tell stories about how HIV and/or AIDS has impacted their lives. Each group (“Circle”) will have a Facilitator to help guide the storytelling process. Each participant will have five minutes to tell their story, and others in your Circle will have the opportunity to respond to your story. The story-telling process will take about one hour.

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This event is hosted by STORIES: The AIDS Monument and the LA LGBT Center. STORIES: The AIDS Monument is building a historical monument in West Hollywood Park dedicated to those lost to HIV/AIDS and everyone who cared for people with AIDS, fought for better healthcare, and worked to advance HIV research and treatment.  The mission of the STORIES Circle event series is to build community and foster storytelling among those affected by HIV & AIDS and expand awareness of STORIES: The AIDS Monument.  To be notified of FAM’s future STORIES Circle events, please sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter and to receive event notifications.

The LA LGBT Center is the largest LGBTQ+ organization in the world. Since 1969, the Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today, the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more queer and trans people than any other organization in the world — offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy.

When we can share our stories, listen to each other, feel heard, empathize and unify around common experiences and emotions, we can heal. Capturing the stories shared in these STORIES Circles is one of the primary ways we are making sure our individual and collective experiences during the AIDS pandemic are never forgotten.