Online Event: Powerful, Inspirational Voices On The Frontlines Of The AIDS And Covid-19 Pandemics
December 1, 2020 – 1:00AM to 3:00PM
Powerful, Inspirational Voices on the Frontlines of the AIDS and Covid-19 Pandemics
Speak Out on World AIDS Day – December 1st
Featured speakers as part of the National AIDS Memorial forum include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. David Ho, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Actor/AIDS Advocate Judith Light; Mayors Keisha Lance Bottoms (Atlanta); Bill de Blasio (New York City); Robert Garcia (Long Beach) & Lori E. Lightfoot (Chicago); and Activists Alicia Garza, Cleve Jones & Kristin Urquiza
SAN FRANCISCO (November 20, 2020) – 2020 marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States, a pandemic that has led to nearly 700,000 lives lost and still no cure four decades later. This year, our nation struggles through another pandemic – the fight against Covid-19 – where the horrific loss of life has surpassed 250,000 in a matter of months.
This World AIDS Day, the National AIDS Memorial brings together powerful, inspirational voices who have been on the frontlines of both pandemics – leaders advancing science, research, the response, and health outcomes — for an important conversation about the interconnectedness of both diseases. They will share their insights on the health outlook, the stigma, and impact on marginalized communities, and help answer the questions of how a nation responds, how it heals, and what lessons can and must be learned for the future.
World AIDS Day 2020 – A National Conversation will be presented virtually on December 1, 2020 beginning at 10 am PST at www.aidsmemorial.org. The event is free to the public. Through a distinguished list of guest speakers, video storytelling, and musical tributes, the forum allows people to come together and honor the lives lost, the survivors, the activism, and the heroes from over the span of four decades and two horrific pandemics.