We Invite You to Become a Charter Club Member!

About the Charter Club:

All levels of membership give​ stakeholders like you a significant opportunity to ensure the Museum’s present success and continued healthy growth into the future.

As a Charter Club member, your automatic, monthly donations will support the Museum’s operating expenses, providing the ability to always remain open to the public.

With your support, the Museum’s key initiative, the High School Outreach Program, designed to inform and educate those at greatest risk for HIV/AIDS, will continue to expand throughout all of South Florida, and hopefully throughout the state…but only with your ongoing support.

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CHARTER CLUB LEVELS

AMBASSADOR: $1200 OR​ $100 MONTHLY

Your monthly donation of $100 brings you and your spouse/partner, free entry to all functions, unlimited entry to the Museum with a guest, special mention in all publications, website, and promotional material, and first notification of special events.

ADVOCATE: $600 OR ​$50 MONTHLY
A monthly donation of $50 gives you special notice in publications, half price admission to all special events, free admission for you and your spouse / partner to the Museum, and two guest passes per year for entry into the Museum, with first notification of special events.

ASSOCIATE: $300 OR ​$25 MONTHLY
Your monthly donation of $25 guarantees you first notification of special events, and half price entry into the Museum for you and your guest.

ALLY: $120 OR​ $10 MONTHLY
Your monthly donation of $10 grants you current email updates, and also first to know about upcoming events.
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New Exhibit – Saving Grace: HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, in partnership with the Westside Gazette, presents, Saving Grace, a new, multimedia exhibit confronting the ‪‎HIV‬/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. (Go to this South Florida Gay News link to read Westside Gazette publisher Bobby Henry’s letter discussing how this partnership came about.)

This exhibit opened with a reception April 28, 2016, at the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk district. Five members of the Black HIV/AIDS Community were honored with the Saving Grace Award, sponsored by Vitas Healthcare. Click here to see photos from the opening reception. Read Yolonda Reed’s article about the Saving Grace Award recipients in the Westside Gazette and see Phillip Valys’ essay on southflorida.com.

This highly successful and much anticipated exhibit moves from the Old Dillard Museum to the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center on June 4th!  Come and bear witness: Hear stories in filmed interviews from nearly twenty members of the Black community who live with or are deeply affected by HIV. Take in noted San Francisco photographer, Duane Cramer’s, photographs and more stories of nearly forty other individuals. Some are famous, some are local; some infected, some affected. The exhibit also features HIV/AIDS-inspired poetry and art by local Black artists and writers, as well as a family tree illustrating the profound and far-reaching effects of HIV/AIDS on families.

 

Donate to the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center!

You can make a difference! Your donation helps maintain the museum and our Educational Outreach programs. We’ve come a long way in the last two years creating powerful exhibits while conducting critical HIV and STI education inside Broward public schools. We’ve reached hundreds of kids in their schools and at the museum.  With Broward and Dade counties experiencing high infection rates, it’s important that we continue to both fight the stigma that stops people from testing and to encourage testing to end the epidemic. Please support these important efforts!

re: SAVING GRACE: the AIDS crisis in the Black Community

Bobby Henry Hugh Beswick Saving Grace Award World AIDS Museum

A letter to South Florida Gay News from: Bobby Henry, Publisher of the Westside-Gazette Hugh G. Beswick, CEO, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center re: SAVING GRACE: the AIDS crisis in the Black Community Our meeting was serendipitous. Sheila Pettis, an Urban League Board member and Honorary Board member of …

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New POZ Connection Group For Women

poz connection women's support group world aids museum and educational center

This new group started April 15, 2016, and is a topic-driven, peer-led support group for all women infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.  The group meets Fridays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, 1201 NE 26th Street, Suite 111, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Food and Childcare …

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New Exhibit Now Open At the Museum

through the window insights into the spirituality of AIDS a dissertation exhibit by lois wilson

Through The Window: Insight Into he Spirituality of AIDS Philadelphia artist Lois Wilson created this 12-piece exhibit as part of her work towards her doctoral degree in Art and Theology, which she received from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. She is the founder of ARTWELL, an organization that utilizes …

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In Memoriam and With Gratitude

Clifford Lawrence Barton Cliff Barton Memorial Service

Recently, a friend of the Museum passed away. Dr. Cliff Barton entered the life of the museum with a quiet determination to use his experience in education and his commitment to the eradication of HIV to design an HIV education program. He spent a year with Hugh Beswick researching and …

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The Virtual Tapestry of Stories

Dr. Rosalind Osgood screen cap

The Virtual Tapestry of Stories is the Museum’s audiovisual version of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It is an interweaving of personal experiences captured in video that inspire and empower those affected by HIV/AIDS. Tapestry videos reveal the depth of impact of the myths and stigma of the disease. Tapestry fortifies our …

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GUIDED TOURS

Ed Sparan Hot Spots

The Museum offers docent-guided tours of its current exhibition, the Chronology of AIDS. Tours can accommodate groups of up to ten people and it is suggested that visitors allow at least one hour to see the exhibit. If interested, please call Ed Sparan at the museum at 1-954-390-0550.