AIDS Memorials and Demonstrations
May 11, 2001
June 3 Demonstration in Washington to Mark 20th Year of AIDSOn June 3 over 100 organizations, including the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, National Minority AIDS Council, National Association of People with AIDS, Project Inform, Gay Men's Health Crisis, and many ACT UP chapters will mark the 20th year of the AIDS crisis with a march on the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, Congress, and the White House. There will be a reading of all 80,000 names within the AIDS Memorial Quilt, although the Quilt itself will not be displayed.
The organizers are calling for youth and children to lead the march. Worldwide, over 4,000,000 children under 15 have been killed by AIDS, and over 13,000,000 children have been orphaned.
For more information, see http://www.AIDSaction20.org. Marchers are urged to make hotel arrangements soon. The march will begin at noon on June 3 in Washington D.C.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, May 20On May 20 the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is taking place at more than 500 communities around the world. More information, including local contacts, is at http://www.candlelightmemorial.org.
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