The HIV/AIDS epidemic has plagued our country for over 40 years, and society has always seen it as a disease that affects marginalized communities.
The federal government’s slow response during the early years of the HIV epidemic stemmed from the prejudice and discomfort around the ways HIV is transmitted and who was becoming infected; exposing the persistent social, racial, and economic inequality and injustice.
A passionate group of volunteers and community leaders, including people living with HIV, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, have begun work on The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway.
The memorial, designed by a nationally-recognized artist in partnership with regional developers, will be funded by the City of Seattle, community members, and local businesses.
Learn how you can play a part here.
Learn about the project’s history, site selection, and current status here.