Emory MARBL’s LGBT Collections is excited to be one of only three university initiatives selected for the launch of Emory’s crowd funding platform.
We hope to raise $10,000 to support the collections and, specifically, to fund video interviews of Atlanta pioneers in the early years of the fight against HIV/AIDS. If you watched the recent HBO movie “The Normal Heart,” you understand how important it is to capture this history before it is lost forever. This gets even more urgent as people age and move away and as organizations change. Of course, these records will then become part of Emory’s LGBT archives and live on through the work of students, faculty, alumni, and scholars.
For more information and to contribute, please visit momentum.emory.edu/ATLAIDSLegacy. And please help us spread the word to your friends!
As Dr. Jesse Peel, an Atlanta HIV/AIDS activist urges in the video on the website, let us make sure that the lives that we lost to HIV/AIDS not be forgotten, and that people hear about Atlanta’s story in that fight.