Denver played a pivotal role in early AIDS activism as the site where a group of people living with AIDS came together and wrote The Denver Principles, a revolutionary declaration that demanded respect, dignity, and autonomy for people living with HIV.
In honor of this history, we are holding a series of events in Denver on June 11 and 12, as well as an art exhibition for the month of June.
On June 11, from 12-1:30 pm, LGBTQ+ historian David Duffield will lead a history walk from The Curtis Hotel to The Grove – Colorado AIDS Memorial – at Commons park.
On June 12, starting at 2 pm, two panels of speakers will share 1- the historical context and creation of The Denver Principles, featuring Richard Berkowitz, Michael Helquist, Phil Nash, and other people who were at the conference in 1983. 2- the ongoing legacy and impact of the document, featuring Barb Cardell and a diverse group of people living with HIV.
All events are free of charge and open to the public—we ask that you RSVP via eventbrite.
June 12 educational and celebratory happenings will be hybrid and live streamed, all other events are in-person.