The Yale AIDS Memorial Project (YAMP) is an alumni-led initiative to honor and document the lives of hundreds of men and women from the University who perished during the AIDS epidemic. YAMP will pay homage to the deceased—students, faculty, and staff—by building a memorial website with their biographies, photos, and reminiscences from friends and family. By telling the story of AIDS through the lens of a single institution, YAMP will make the epidemic palpable for a younger generation and help stimulate an AIDS memory boom.
Since publishing its first Journal of 8 profiles (click here for excerpts), YAMP has engaged the support of the Michael Palm Foundation and recruited design studio Linked By Air to develop and design the memorial website as an interactive platform.
YaleWomen is co-sponsoring the Website Launch and Fundraiser for YAMP on Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30pm at Christie's (20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY). Get your tickets at https://yamplaunchnyc.eventbrite.com/