29th ANNUAL NOCHE DE LAS MEMORIAS
We invite you to join us on Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 PM for the 29thAnnual Noche de Las Memorias.
NOCHE DE LAS MEMORIAS is our signature World AIDS Day community event dedicated to remembering the lives and memories of those we have lost to the AIDS epidemic. This year, with an expected turnout of approximately 600 guests, Noche de las Memorias will feature Aztec Dancers, Choir, testimonials from family members, and will honor a prominent member of our community (tbc). The evening will culminate in a candle lighting ceremony and procession through the Monument in commemoration of the national awareness day.
THE WALL LAS MEMORIAS & AIDS MONUMENT
Twenty-nine years ago, on World AIDS Day, The Wall Las Memorias was founded to support the Latino community in its fight against HIV and AIDS. We have spent every day of those 29 years organizing and mobilizing community, advocating for resources, and serving marginalized communities of color throughout Los Angeles.
As an anchor of its mission, in 2004, The Wall Las Memorias built the only publicly funded AIDS monument in the country. Today, the organization has 7 areas of focus that support 25 distinct programs providing health prevention services, substance use, mental health prevention, and leadership development to the expanding underserved, Latino/Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities across LA. Our community engagement model, Act Now Against Meth, is one of only ten programs to be recognized and published by the National Academy of Medicine as a model to provide community engagement as a solution for societal ills. The result of this and all our programs is stronger families and safer neighborhoods.
With the real possibility of eliminating HIV in the United States, community-based organizations like The Wall Las Memorias are hard at work making the national slogan of "Getting to Zero and Staying at Zero" a reality. As of 2018, almost 50,000 Angelenos are living with HIV and 1,600 are newly diagnosed annually. Our work is far from over and now more than ever, we need your help to end the epidemic. To continue this momentum of community safety and wide-spread healthcare, we need your support.
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Mistress of Ceremony
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|Mariachi Jalisco ¡Sí Señor!
Leader: Carlos Parraguirre