• World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

    World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

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    About Us

    The mission of the World AIDS Museum is to increase awareness of the AIDS epidemic by documenting the history of HIV/AIDS, remembering the people who suffered from this disease, educating people about HIV/AIDS, enlightening the world to this continuing tragedy and empowering the survivors.

    The World AIDS Museum idea grew out of the Fort Lauderdale based group, Pozitive Attitudes, a topic driven support group for people infected or affected by HIV. Around 2007, the facilitator of this group, Steve Stagon, started creating historical HIV/AIDS exhibits as topics for discussion. Eventually, Steve began to display these exhibits at the Pride Center of South Florida as well as at Blanche Ely High School. As HIV/AIDS exhibits by other artists had also been displayed at the Pride Center, and other members of the Pozitive Attitudes group also showed interest, the idea of a museum took hold and on September 20, 2011, the World AIDS Museum was incorporated as a non-profit organization.

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    Events

    World AIDS Museum Spotlight Series: Mamie Harris
    • Join us for our August talk with Mamie Harris, the founder of IV-CHARIS. IV-CHARIS is a faith-based, African American HIV prevention services agency.
    • Wednesday Aug 4, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Community Dialogue Series: Unmasked: Faces of HIV Reunion
    • Join WAM on Zoom and Facebook Live for Unmasked: Faces of HIV Reunion, a community dialogue featuring speakers from the project.
    • Tuesday Aug 10, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Spotlight Series: Ken Williams
    • Join the World AIDS Museum for an interview and discussion with Ken Williams: Artist, Activist, Filmmaker
    • Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Film Discussion Series: Common Threads
    • Join the World AIDS Museum for our August Film Discussion Series featuring short clips of the 1989 documentary Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.
    • Wednesday Aug 25, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Community Dialogue Series: Making History: WAM's Redesigned Chronology of AIDS
    • Join WAM on Zoom and Facebook Live for Making History: WAM's Redesigned Chronology of HIV/AIDS, a community dialogue featuring panelists who helped redesign the
    • Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Spotlight Series: Dr. Lynne M. Mofenson
    • Join the World AIDS Museum for our September talk with Dr. Lynne M. Mofenson, Senior HIV Technical Advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
    • Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
    World AIDS Museum Film Discussion Series: Parting Glances
    • Join the World AIDS Museum for our September Film Discussion Series featuring short clips of the 1986 film Parting Glances.
    • Wednesday Sep 22, 2021