The HIV Story Project to Launch GENERATIONS HIV Online Video Archive

 

Co-presented by the Office of San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener,

National AIDS Memorial Grove, and Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

in honor of National HIV/AIDS Long-term Survivors Awareness Day

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 27, 2015) — The HIV Story Project will officially launch the GENERATIONS HIV ONLINE VIDEO ARCHIVE (www.GenerationsHIV.org) the world’s most comprehensive online video platform about HIV/AIDS that will feature 1,000+ stories and testimonials – during a press briefing and website demonstration on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at San Francisco City Hall.

The launch event coincides with National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, the same day in 1981 (34 years ago to the day) when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported the first case of AIDS in the United States.

The GENERATIONS HIV ONLINE VIDEO ARCHIVE is co-presented by the Office of San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, National AIDS Memorial Grove, and Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome).  The archive will be home initially to 500+ videos that users can explore and share, with more content being added weekly, with 1,000+ stories and testimonials being added by the fall and leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1.

“The launch of the GenerationsHIV.org archive is the culmination of five years of work involving many funders, supporters and nonprofit partners from the Bay Area’s HIV/AIDS communities,” according to Marc Smolowitz, Executive Producer and Co-Founder of The HIV Story Project.  “In June 2010, The HIV Story Project created the first iteration of the Generations HIV Interactive Video Storytelling Booth at Under One Roof in San Francisco to record video testimonials about people’s experiences with HIV/AIDS. Five years and 10+ booth staging’s later, these powerful stories will now be available to the world on a new online video platform: www.GenerationsHIV.org.”

 

The agenda and featured speakers for the June 5th launch event include:

9:30 AM    Press Briefing on the Polk Street steps of San Francisco City Hall featuring:

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener (District 8)

Marc Smolowitz, Executive Producer, The HIV Story Project

John Cunningham, Executive Director, National AIDS Memorial Grove

Tez Anderson, Founder, Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome)

MacArthur Flournoy, Dir., Faith Partnerships & Mobilization, HRC

Vincent Fuqua, M.A., San Francisco Department of Public Health

10:00AM   Website Demonstration/Launch of Video archive: www.GenerationsHIV.org

Room 278, San Francisco City Hall

 

For more information, download a PDF of the media advisory here.