STORIES Circle Event #5: Glendale Community
FAM partnered with organizations in Glendale for an event in the STORIES Circle series, “Remembering AIDS: Voices From The Community,” on Monday, Oct. 10 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library.
Co-hosted with FAM by Glendale Library Arts & Culture, glendaleOUT, and the Pride Center of Glendale Community College, the STORIES Circle event was open to all who have a story to tell about HIV/AIDS.
The guest speaker was Ingrid Gunnell, daughter of the late Marilyn Gunnell, who founded Glendale Leaders for AIDS Awareness and unified community members around the need to educate the public about HIV/AIDS.
The lead facilitator for this event was Sherri Lewis, an advocate, frequent speaker and writer on HIV/AIDS issues who has been HIV positive for 35 years. Lewis is also a Board Member of the Foundation for The AIDS Monument.
To watch videos of the event, please click on the following links:
- Highlights: 4-minute video
Longer video with complete speeches from stage and interviews with participants: 42-minute video
As with all events in the STORIES Circle program, “Remembering AIDS: Voices From The Community” created a welcoming and safe place for individual storytelling from survivors, activists, caregivers, community organizers, political leaders, those who lost loved ones, and those who live with HIV today.
The event accommodated requests for translation from English as well as ASL (American Sign Language), courtesy of the Glendale Central Library, located at 222 E Harvard St, Glendale, CA 91205.
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.