In 2014, The HIV Story Project’s UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND AIDS STORYTELLING campaign became the anchor for a dynamic slate of stagings of the Generations HIV Storytelling Booth. The campaign was designed take HIV/AIDS storytelling into diverse communities of San Francisco and Oakland that are often left out of public discussions of HIV/AIDS.

Working with many local organizations, supporters and sponsors, The HIV Story Project hosted strategic booth stagings that coincided with the AIDS.gov’s National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days Calendar. This resulted in the recording of 500+ new videos from unheard voices of the epidemic, including:

FEBRUARY: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, staging at Allen Temple in East Oakland sponsored by the Black AIDS Institute.

MARCH: National Women’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, staging sponsored by UCSF Alliance Health Project in San Francisco, also focused on stories from people with mental health concerns.

MAY: National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, staging at 730 Polk Street in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, sponsored by the Office of Supervisor Jane Kim, Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Shanti, and Project Open Hand.

JUNE: National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, staging at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, supported by Let’s Kick ASS, San Francisco AIDS Foundation 50+ Network, Positive Resource Center, AIDS Emergency Fund, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and Openhouse

OCTOBER: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, staging at La Clínica in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, with support from the Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration.

By the end of summer 2015, all of the videos from the above stagings will be live on the GENERATIONSHIV.org website. Bookmark the site, watch, explore and share…