BY: MAURICIO GERSON
"TAPESTRY: The Faces of AIDS" is an ongoing multimedia project that documents the compelling stories of people who are living and thriving in a new and different era of the AIDS epidemic -- an era that is less about death and more about life. The stories included in this WEB-DOCUMENTARY SERIES honor people who continue to work, play, love and courageously live their lives in the face of arduous medical regimens, uncertain financial futures, isolation and widespread discrimination.
"Tapestry: The Faces of AIDS" is an educational and advocacy tool that presents up close and personal interviews with people infected or affected with HIV/AIDS, providing role models and empowering survivors. The personal testimonials are a potent means of combating stigma, fear, denial, homophobia and racism. They illuminate the social, political and cultural barriers that must be overcome in order for people to recognize their risk and gain access to appropriate health care all around the world.
Community of Lights, LLC received two Honorable Mentions as a finalist in the Awareness Campaign: Health Initiatives, Human Rights Campaign Initiatives categories for the on going multimedia campaign "Tapestry: The Faces of AIDS" produced and developed in collaboration with the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center based in Wilton Manors, Florida. Community of Lights also received an overall Honorable Mention as a Social Good Shining Star saluting television's commitment to Community. The Social Good Awards were presented at the NYC Yale Club by Cynopsis Media on March 3, 2015.