The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monument

The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monu...

Highland Park
  • Cultural & Historical
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The Wall: Las Memorias AIDS Monument is the first publicly funded AIDS monument in the United States. Dedicated in 2004, the $700,000 monument in a serene park was designed as a Quetzalcoatl serpent, the Aztec symbol for rebirth, with murals depicting life with AIDS in the Latino community and granite panels on which the names of those who have died are inscribed. New names are added in a candle-lit ceremony on World AIDS Day each December 1. The Wall-Las Memorias Project is a community health and wellness organization serving Latino, LGBTQ and other underserved populations .

The Wall Las Memorias Project, Monte Vista Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States