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A Look Back at Some of the Many Films that Have Shined a Light on the AIDS Crisis: VIDEO


In honor of World AIDS Day, HBO has released a new video highlighting some of the many films over the past three decades that have raised awareness about HIV/AIDS and the countless lives impacted by the AIDS crisis.



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The AIDS Memorial Quilt is Now Online


Visit the massive memorial HERE. 6000 blocks of 8 panels each.

"Microsoft Research Connections partnered with the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab, Brown University, University of Iowa, National Endowment for the Humanities, NAMES Project Foundation, and others to create several interactive digital exhibits that allow the public to explore the largest work of community-created folk art in the world."

More info here.

Obama and the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in the White House: PHOTO


The International AIDS Conference has returned to the U.S. this week. And appropriately, the Quilt that honors those lost to the disease is being seen again by many as well, including those visiting the White House:

One enduring symbol of the lives that have been lost is the AIDS Memorial Quilt. First started in 1987, the quilt now contains the names of more than 94,000 of individuals who have died of AIDS on more than 47,000 panels.  The quilt was first displayed on the National mall in 1987. During the conference, panels of the quilt will be shown on the mall and in over 50 locations throughout the District of Columbia metropolitan area, including the White House. 
Earlier this week a section of the Quilt was put on display in the East Wing, so that the hundreds of visitors that go through the halls of the building each day can stop and remember the human toll that this disease has taken, and how far we’ve come as a country in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  While much work remains to be done, we all look forward to the day when there are no more panels to add to the quilt. Thanks to our collective efforts, that day is closer than ever.

Imagine if the AIDS Memorial Quilt Were Online and Browsable — It Might Be, and You Can Help: VIDEO


From July 21-25, 2012, the 48,000 panels and more than 91,000 names that make up the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be laid out in its entirety on the National Mall in Washington DC for the first time since 1996.

BalsamoIt's the largest living memorial of its kind in the world.

Anne Balsamo at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is hoping to build a mobile web app so that people can browse the quilt in its entirety, anywhere in the world. The quilt's display in July offers a unique opportunity to assemble the app, and Balsamo is looking for funding on Kickstarter to do that.

She has the blessing of the Names Project Foundation and has already started working on the development of the app.

This looks like an amazing project.

Check out the Kickstarter trailer and donate if you feel inspired, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you've never seen the devastating quilt in person, perhaps think of planning a trip in July.

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