HIV/AIDS activist at HVCC tonight

cleve jonesCleve Jones, the founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt project, will be speaking at HVCC tonight as part of a World AIDS Day event. From HVCC's site:

Jones's career as an activist began in San Francisco during the turbulent 1970s. He worked as a student intern for pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk following his unprecedented election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (Jones is portrayed by Emile Hirsch in "Milk," the 2008 Academy Award-winning film.) Jones conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a 1985 candlelight memorial for Milk, who was assassinated in 1978, and created the first quilt panel in honor of a close friend, Marvin Feldman, in 1987.
Since then, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has grown to become the world's largest community arts project, memorializing the lives of more than 85,000 American AIDS' victims. Independent affiliates of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt now operate in 50 countries around the world.

Jones' talk starts at 7 pm in HVCC's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. It's free.

If you know of other AIDS Day events in the Capital Region, please post about them in the comments.

[Via Roger Hoerl at GE Global Research Blog -- thanks, KB]

Earlier on AOA: Harvey Milk and UAlbany

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