In honor of the 32nd Annual World AIDS Day, the New Haven Pride Center, in collaboration with the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS and the Guardian Health Association will present a four-day observation of programming that will include the world premiere of Night Sweats – a commission, a virtual art installation featuring art by John Suro and Jonathan Joseph, a screening of the new documentary I Still Remember, a series of panels and discussions, and the 5th Annual Elsie Cofield Awards.
The full week of programming will take place November 30 – December 3, 2020.
Wall of Remembrance
HIV/AIDS is one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. Submit the names of your loved ones and people who you’d like to remember who died of HIV/AIDS. All names will appear on our 2020 virtual Wall of Remembrance.
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World AIDS Day Observation 2020 Schedule of Events
Panel : The Early Days : What Was It Like?
Join us as for a conversation where we will explore the history and experience of being HIV+ during the early days of the epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. Conversation will include perspectives from Karina Danvers, Rev. Alexander R. Garbera, and Shawn Lang.
Virtual Opening Reception : Artistic Perspectives on HIV
Join us for the virtual opening tour on the Center’s social media of our latest exhibition, in our Great Room Gallery at the New Haven Pride Center, Artistic Perspectives on HIV featuring the art of John Suro and Jonathan Joseph. Read more.
Artist Talk : John Suro & Jonathan Joseph
Join us as we sit down with artists John Suro and Jonathan Joseph, the artists behind our World AIDS Day exhibition Artistic Perspectives on HIV. Read more.
Film : I Still Remember
12:00 – 1:00p | On Zoom – Register to get the link! (It’s FREE)
Join us for a special screening of the new film by Vladimir Rios, I Still Remember. I Still Remember is a fictionalized compilation of the lifestyle of many gay men of the 1980s and ’90s. Read more.
Artist Talk : Vladimir Rios and Lester Blum
Join us as we sit down with film makers Vladimir Rios and Lester Blum, the creators behind the film I Still Remember. Read more.
Performance : Night Sweats – WORLD PREMIERE
The New Haven Pride Center, in collaboration with the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS and the Guardian Health Association, commissioned Night Sweats, a multimedia performance program that incorporates music composition, storytelling, dance, and video projection composed by Noah Michael Smith and performed by Arien Wilkerson. The World Premiere will take virtually. Read more.
Panel : Why is the face of HIV/AIDS Black & Brown?
Join us for a discussion about the ways in which HIV/AIDS specifically effect Black & Brown communities at significantly higher rates. Conversation will include perspectives from Luis Magana and Keith Taylor. The conversation will be moderated by Max Cisneros.
Panel : Health Equity for HIV/AIDS – what is the future of treatment?
Join us for a discussion where we will be exploring topics surrounding health equity for folks living with HIV/AIDS. Conversation will include perspectives from Dr. Gary Blick, Dr. A.C. Demidont, and Nadine Ruff.
The Elsie Cofield Awards
The Elsie Cofield awards are given to individuals who demonstrate the ideals, compassion and service of Mrs. Cofield, and who have done phenomenal work in the field of HIV. This year’s honorees are Sharon Joslin, APRN, Kelly Moore, and Nadine Ruff, MSW. Read more.