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Heroes in the Struggle Gala Reception and Awards Presentation

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California African American Museum

Exposition Park

600 State Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

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The “Heroes in the Struggle” is an annual star-studded event benefiting the Black AIDS Institute.

Each year the Black AIDS Institute inducts a select group of individuals and organizations that have made heroic contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Black America into the Heroes in the Struggle Hall of Fame at a gala reception and awards presentation.

This year’s theme is “Preparing for the Next Generation of the HIV/AIDS Response in Black America.” The gala will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 (World AIDS Day) in Los Angeles.

Black AIDS Institute Board Member Jussie Smollett is returning this year as event chair host for the 2018 Heroes in the Struggle Gala Reception and awards Presentation. The annual star-studded event benefits the Black AIDS Institute. Smollett will serve as the chair and host of the event. The multi-talented Smollett is an award-winning actor, singer, director, photographer currently portraying musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox network drama series Empire.

Nearly 100 individuals have been inducted into the Heroes in the Struggle Hall of Fame over the last 17 years. It is a photographic tribute to HIV/AIDS allies; elected officials and policy makers, artists from television, film, stage and music, civil rights leaders, health-care providers, advocates and activists, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Since its debut in 2002, the exhibit has traveled the world—raising awareness; challenging Black Americans, key thought leaders and institutions to get involved in their communities; and generating critical conversation about HIV stigma, testing, prevention, treatment, and care.

JOIN US AT OUR AFTER PARTY!

This year's after party, Dance 2 Cure, is in partnership with amfAR.
Saturday, December 1st
11pm to 1am
Bardot at Avalon Hollywood
1737 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Los Angeles, CA 90037

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