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World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Medicine
  • LGBTQ+

Location

1305 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 109Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission Promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming Vision Eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and preserve its history Tag Line Document. Remember. Empower.

Description

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was launched in 2008 by a support group of men living with HIV to increase community awareness of the history of HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma that creates barriers to prevention, testing and treatment. We were incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2011, and opened in May 2014.
Our mission is to promote dialogue that eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression and cultural programming. Our vision is to eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and preserve its history. WAM engages communities through online and gallery exhibits, discussion-based educational and arts programming that encourages connection on an emotional level.
Through the year, WAM reached more than 25,000 people through in-person museum visits, online cultural programming and prevention education workshops.

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