The Arches of Hope was curated by Lifebeat and MTV Staying Alive. It is aimed to be an inspiring interactive art to remind us on the detrimental effect of HIV and AIDS over the last 30 years. The Arches of Hope campaigns capitalized on the popularity of social media to get the words across for a HIV free generation.
About 34 million people in the world are living with HIV and Aids, and more than 30 million people have died. Although the progress to combat HIV and Aids has come a long way, but there will be more that needed to be done to eradicate it.
The Arches of Hope is made up of three 10-foot tall arches which representing the three decades of struggling and challenges against HIV and AIDS. These Arches consisted of 223 blocks, that advocates the support by Lifebeat and MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
The Inauguration of The Arches of Hope took place on January 17, 2013 at THE OUT NYC, which was sponsored by “Keep The Promise On HIV/AIDS”.
Our call to you to take action
Please help to spread the word using the share hashtag #ArchesofHope to promote your ‘messages of hope’ on behalf of the more than 2,600 people aged between 16 to 24 years old that are newly infected by HIV every day. Your message of hope will be posted on a giant screen positioned in NYC Times Square.
Let’s also make April 10th the National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day – Come join us in the call for getting President Obama to recognize the National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day!
Sign your petition, get your friends, colleagues for that matter anyone and everyone as either an individual or an organization to sign up for a good course.