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December 1, 2018, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Join us on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, for #LightTheFight, in collaboration with world-renowned visual artist Jenny Holzer. #LightTheFight will kick off with an interactive ceremony and performance at dusk (4:30 p.m.) at the New York City AIDS Memorial Park in the heart of the West Village, corner of W 12 St & Greenwich Avenue.
Following the ceremony, a fleet of five trucks emblazoned with LED signs will begin a journey through the city displaying a series of quotes that convey the impact, history and ongoing battle against the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Selected and presented by Holzer, the writings by poets, activists, artists, educators and people living with HIV and AIDS span a range of emotions from sorrow and fury to endurance and transcendence. The texts will be animated in black and white, with the occasional burst of color to amplify the messages and add emphasis.
The procession of mobile LED billboards will drive through the city lingering at various historically significant sites and areas including The LGBT Community Center, Harlem, Times Square, the Hudson River Piers near Christopher Street, and the Meatpacking District—now home to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The public is encouraged to observe the installation at one of its many stops and share their experience on social media using the #LightTheFight hashtag.