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Preserving Atlanta’s Legacy in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

$11,975
119%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
62 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on August 21, at 11:55 PM EDT
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Update: On the Front Lines: Experts and Activists Discuss the HIV/AIDS Crisis

August 29, 2017

For those of you who received our special invitation and registered for the September 7th event, “On the Front Lines: Experts and Activists Discuss the HIV/AIDS Crisis,” the event has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstance. We appreciate your interest and will send another invitation once the date has been rescheduled.

Join Us For an HIV/AIDS Discussion Event

August 16, 2017

Thank you for past support of Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library’s initiative to document the stories of Atlanta’s response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

We would like to invite you to register as our special VIP guest for our upcoming event “On the Front Lines: Experts and Activists Discuss the HIV/AIDS Crisis.” Join us as a panel of experts and activists discuss life on the front lines of this public health crisis. Sandra Thurman, former White House “AIDS czar,” will headline the event, which will explore lessons learned, what lies ahead, and the urgency of documenting this history. Thurman is the chief strategy officer in the US State Department’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy.  

Thank you!

August 27, 2015

Our project goal is a reality because of you! In just over one month, you gave nearly $7,000 which, combined with a match from Emory’s Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights, generated a grand total of $10,645 in support of MARBL and its mission of collecting and connecting materials that highlight the LGBT community's long march toward equality. The Blount Center is so pleased with the support received that they’re awarding their full $5,000 match which bring us to a new grand total of $11,975. We’re grateful for each of you who made a gift and encouraged your friends and family to do the same. THANK YOU for making it possible for MARBL to record the stories of the activists and frontline warriors who led the fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s in Atlanta and document this important period in history.

The final push!

August 17, 2015

We’re so grateful for the support of our work to document Atlanta’s response to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s through the stories of the activists and frontline warriors who led the fight. Please help us spread the word that we’re less than $300 away from reaching our goal before this project closes in three days! Every gift helps us get that much closer, and twice as quickly with the 1:1 challenge grant. Thanks to this partnership with Emory’s Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights, we’ve earned just over $3,000 more towards our goal. Remember, they will match up to $5,000, so with your help spreading the word to friends, family, and colleagues, we can reach and surpass our $10,000 goal this week and continue MARBL’s mission of collecting and connecting important materials that highlight the LGBT community's long march toward equality.

Check us out on Project Q Atlanta

August 06, 2015

Check out our press on Project Q Atlanta and keep helping us spread the word—we’re just over halfway to our goal and gifts are still being matched dollar for dollar!

AIDS Legacy Trailer

August 04, 2015

A tough video to watch at times, but the AIDS Legacy Trailer is an example of the kind of real-life stories we're working to document with our oral history film project at Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). These are gut-wrenching stories of people with AIDS in the 80s forced to return home to rural communities to die, to the very families and churches that had ousted them before. One person sums it up best - it's "a story of the triumph of the human spirit, but it's a story of grief, loss, and discrimination."

You can join those who have already committed and help us honor this important history. Our $1:$1 challenge grant is still on, so give today to allow us to capture and preserve these priceless moments in our history before it's too late.

 

Announcing a new matching challenge!

July 22, 2015

A huge thank you to our donors who have supported MARBL’s effort to preserve Atlanta’s legacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The backing we’ve received so far has inspired a partnership with the Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights, which has committed to match, dollar for dollar up to $5,000, gifts from our next round of donors. 

Please help us spread the word and earn the full $5,000! Share with your network why you chose to support the important work of MARBL and its mission of collecting and connecting materials that highlight the LGBT community's long march toward equality. Now’s the time to ask your friends to join you in contributing to the cause—we’re extending the campaign to have 30 days to meet and exceed our $10,000 goal. Thanks again for your support in helping us make this goal a reality!

Help us spread the word to reach our goal

July 31, 2015

Thanks so much to all of you who have worked together to bring us halfway to our project goal! Your support will enable us to record oral histories from key players in the Atlanta HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Thank you for believing in the importance of capturing this important piece of our history to share with future generations of students, scholars, and community members. We have a tremendous opportunity right now to double the impact of gifts received thanks to a new partnership with the Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights. We have already earned an additional $750 from this partnership, and with your help, we can make it to our goal thanks to the remaining matching dollars still available to us. Please share this amazing opportunity with your colleagues, friends, and family and ask them to join you in helping Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) continue its mission of collecting and connecting important materials that highlight the LGBT community's long march toward equality by lending their support to this special project.

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$25

Cast Extra

Your gift covers incidental site and/or production costs.

$50

Crew Member

Your gift will support the setup for interview filming—location, sound, video (hair?, makeup?), etc.

$100

Lead Actor/Actress

Your gift provides for one hour of film or sound editing services to transform footage from the taped interview to its final product.

$250

Director

Your gift enables the film team to record an hour of interview footage.

$1,000

Executive Producer

Your gift covers the total cost of one complete interview (setup, filming, video and sound editing, etc.).