The Orange County Harvey Milk Day Planning Committee is thrilled to welcome Cleve Jones! We hope you will join us for this very special guest lecture in honor of Harvey Milk Day, at the Cal State Fullerton Student Union, on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be a light reception following Cleve’s talk.
Cleve Jones is the founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. His career as an activist began in San Francisco during the 1970s, when he was befriended by pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. Cleve worked as a student intern in Milk’s office.
In the 1980s, Cleve was elected to three terms on the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. One of the first to recognize the threat of AIDS, Cleve co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983.
Cleve Jones conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a candlelight memorial for Harvey Milk in 1985 and created the first quilt panel in honor of his close friend Marvin Feldman in 1987. Since then, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has grown to become the world’s largest community arts project, memorializing the lives of over 85,000 people killed by AIDS.
Cleve currently lives in California and works as a community organizer for the Hotel Workers Rising campaign of UNITE HERE, an international union. He served as historical consultant on the Gus Van Sant film Milk about Harvey Milk. Cleve is among the most influential and dynamic leaders in the fight for LGBT equality in the country.
The event is free. However, we do ask that you RSVP to ensure your seat. You can do so here!
Donations can be mailed to The Center OC or will be accepted at the door. If making a donation, please make checks payable to The Center Orange County and indicate Harvey Milk Day in the note section of your check.
For more information, please contact Kevin O’Grady at 714-953-5428 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.