TWLM in the News

  • The Wall Las Memorias Brings Health, Wellness to Underserved Communities

    Posted by · July 18, 2022 2:50 PM

    "By serving low-income and hard-to-reach communities across LA and raising awareness about HIV and AIDS, substance-abuse prevention, mental health stigma, and transgender and nonbinary health and wellness, The Wall Las Memorias has served as both a safe place where people of all backgrounds can seek support and education as well as an organization fighting for social change."

    Read the full article by LA Downtown News, click here.

  • TWLM Fights for Abortion Rights

    Posted by · June 28, 2022 4:16 PM



    The action last week by the conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the national ban on abortion is not based on law or the Constitution but is based on politics. It is disgusting, and our community is hurt by this decision.

    This action represents the ability for this court to use their legal rationale to take away other rights such as gay marriage. It is clear, that this is part of a larger agenda by the right wing.

    Please know that you are not alone in your anger and sadness regarding the court's decision. In the end, we have much to do for equality and justice.

    We can and we will work together to strengthen our freedoms that are provided under our Constitution.



    Richard Zaldivar

    TWLM Executive Director


  • TWLM Stands with Ukraine

    Posted by · February 28, 2022 3:30 PM



    The world is much more dangerous today.

    Russia has invaded Ukraine and has violated international order. An attack against innocent people is an attack against each of us.

    The Russian leader needs to be held accountable for his actions. No dictator should have the right to enter another country to kill them or to control their freedoms.

    As the world watches in shock in the developments on television, we invite you to join the membership of The Wall Las Memorias in praying for the people of Ukraine and the leaders of the free world to work for peace and resolve.

    In addition to prayer, you can also make donations to the many charities of Ukraine to help support the people in need.

    Let us send our love, support and prayer as we stand with Ukraine.



    Richard Zaldivar

    TWLM Executive Director


  • AIDS United Awards $100,000 to Support Leadership Development for Hispanic/Latinx People Living with HIV

    Posted by · October 15, 2021 5:14 PM



    AIDS United has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to five community-based organizations, including The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM), to help end HIV stigma and discrimination while building leadership among Hispanic/Latinx people living with HIV in a new pilot initiative. Please click here to read the full article.


  • Making Waves: Hispanic Heritage Month

    Posted by · September 27, 2021 10:37 AM


    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, 94.7 The Wave is recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of four members of the Hispanic community who have made a difference as part of their “Making Waves” campaign. Our Founder and Executive Director, Richard Zaldivar, was selected as one of this year’s honorees highlighting all that he has done to help the community through his work, philanthropy, and community outreach. We are thrilled about this and are excited to share the interview. Please click here to hear the full interview.

  • LA Football Club Honors TWLM with Community Spotlight at Pride Celebration

    Posted by · July 16, 2021 2:37 PM

    The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will recognize The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM) as their Community Spotlight on Saturday, July 17th, during their game against Real Salt Lake.

    For more than 26 years, The Wall Las Memories has worked tirelessly to serve as a community health and wellness organization for Latino, LGBTQ and other under-served populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership. “It is an incredible honor for us to be recognized for our work by the Los Angeles Football Club,,” says Richard Zaldivar, founder and executive director of TWLM, “The support from LAFC and their fans is a wonderful way for us to reach a wider audience and help even more community members. We look forward to Saturday’s event as well as continuing to foster our relationship with LAFC and its fans.”

  • TWLM's Pride Chat Series 2021

    Posted by · May 26, 2021 5:26 PM




    The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM) team invites you to this year's Pride Chat Series happening throughout the month of June! Join the team as we hold space for our colorful LGBTQ community in celebration of Pride Month. 

    Look out for our special Pride Chat Series logo on various events throughout the month to learn about fun & educational Pride themed events! To see the full lineup, click here.


  • As Trial Unfolds in Death of George Floyd, Faith Leaders Join Police in Urging Calm in Los Angeles

    Posted by · April 13, 2021 11:04 AM



    [The Wall Las Memorias Project] Founder Richard Zaldivar said at the news conference they believe it is possible to advance social justice without resorting to violence or destruction. Zaldival cited the historic examples of Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mother Teresa and others.

    “We can change our community. We can speak up with respect. But we ask no violence,” Zaldivar said.


    Read the full story in the Los Angeles Daily News (click here).

  • Statement on Stop AAPI Hate

    Posted by · March 19, 2021 2:47 PM


    For too long the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has experienced prejudice in our nation. That prejudice and hatred has been increased by the former presidential administration by calling them names and making them responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Today we see increases of attacks, hatred, verbal violence, white supremacy and bigotry against that community in Los Angeles, San Francisco and throughout our nation. Those attacks reflect the smallness of the human capacity to accept all humanity as God’s children and it must stop. 

    We must stop the ignorance. We must stop the hate. We must educate our community about the uniqueness of our different cultures. We must all come together to hold those accountable for the destruction of body and soul.

    The members and supporters of The Wall Las Memorias say NO to hate! We stand with our brothers and sisters from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to support them during these difficult and challenging times.

    We are ready to walk with you side by side to fight this hate.

    Together we will overcome.


    Statement by The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM)

  • Statement on US Citizenship Act of 2021

    Posted by · February 22, 2021 4:05 PM

    Yesterday, Thursday, February 18, 2021, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which if passed, would provide an eight-year citizenship path to over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

    In response, President Joe Biden reiterated that the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is part of his administration’s commitment to modernize the current flawed immigration system and provide a clear roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals. The proposed bill will not only, “restore humanity and American values to our immigration system,” but also “[provide] hardworking people who enrich our communities every day and who have lived here for years, in some cases for decades, an opportunity to earn citizenship,” according to the Biden Administration.

    “The bill will stimulate our economy while ensuring that every worker is protected. The bill creates an earned path of citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, parishioners, community leaders, friends, and loved ones – including Dreamers and the essential workers who have risked their lives to serve and protect American communities,” as noted on The White House official website.  

    “We applaud the action of congress members Representative Linda Sanchez and Senator Bob Menendez for their vision in bringing justice to the American dream for so many of our brothers and sisters,” said Richard Zaldivar, executive director of The Wall Las Memorias. “This legislation will help our country heal from the suffering of the past and help provide clarity to live the American dream.”

    Under the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, modernization of the current U.S. Immigration System would include clearer pathways to citizenship and strengthened labor protections, prioritization of smarter border controls, and addressing root causes of migration.


    Statement by The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM)