WAD 2020 – Resilience

World AIDS Day 2020 Virtual Ceremony


December 1st, 2021
6:00 – 7:15 pm

Join by Zoom for:
Kananiokeakua School of Hula
Music by: Hoku-winner Kūpaoa
Nā Wai Chamber Chorus
Honolulu Gay Men’s Chorus
Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award to Dr. David McEwan
AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels

Online videos all day at:

Started on December 1st 1988, World AIDS Day is recognized around the globe as a day to take action, fight prejudice, and raise awareness about the fight against AIDS. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.  Around 95% of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world.  Right here in Hawai’i, there are an estimated 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2020, A National Conversation

8am – 11am HST, includes Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. David Ho

2020 marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States, a pandemic that has led to nearly 700,000 lives lost and still no cure four decades later.  This year, our nation struggles through another pandemic — the fight against Covid-19 – the horrific loss of life has surpassed 220,000 in a matter of months

World AIDS Day 2020 – A National Conversation on December 1 from 10 am to 1 pm PST will bring together powerful voices from both pandemics for an important conversation about health justice, social activism, remembrance, hope and resilience.  


World AIDS Day Quilts

AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition 

Each year, sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt travel to communities throughout the country for in-person displays. In 2020, that is simply not possible due to Covid-19.  While nothing can replace the beauty of seeing the Quilt in-person, our hope is that this first-ever, 50-state AIDS Memorial Quilt virtual exhibition, helps use the power and beauty of the Quilt to help our nation heal and remember during these difficult times.  The National AIDS Memorial has worked together with Quilt partners from across the country to create this exhibition which includes digital images from thousands of hand-sewn Quilt panels, each visually telling the story of loved ones lost to AIDS.  The exhibition is curated by state, allowing visitors to how people came together through one devastating pandemic to create a living memorial as a way to express their love, grief, pain and hope.  Each display is hosted by a Quiltmaker, community organization or business and includes touching narratives that connect each display to the lives memorialized and their work around HIV/AIDS. The exhibition is free to the public through March 31, 2021.

World AIDS Day Committee and Supporters

AIDS Community Care Team  •  AIDS Education Project

Thomas and Elizabeth Brodhead Foundation

Cathedral of St. Andrew  •  Church of the Crossroads 

Community Consortium of AIDS Physicians–Hawai’i

Gregory House Programs  •  Hawai’i Center for AIDS 

HIV Drug Assistance Program

Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

Hawai’i Department of Education-HIV Prevention Program

Hawai’i Department of Health – amily Planning Program

Hawai’i Department of Health–Harm Reduction Services Branch

Hawai’i Health and Harm Reduction Center

Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation

Hepatitis Prevention, Education, Treatment & Support Network of Hawai`i

John A. Burns School of Medicine

Kapi’olani Community College Service Learning Program

Kaiser Permanente  •  Kōkua Mau • Lutheran Church of Honolulu

Malama Pono–Kaua’i’s AIDS Foundation  •  Maui AIDS Foundation

Mānoa – Punahou Catholic Community

Queen’s Medical Center  •  Slow Food O’ahu
UH-Mānoa Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, CTAHR

UH-Mānoa Lokahi Peer Education Program  •  Waikiki Health Center

and many individual members of the community

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