FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Wall Las Memorias Project
November 19, 2009
Keith Malone, (323) 514-3282
Eastside World AIDS Day Observance
Honors the Memory of AIDS Activist & MTV’s
The Real World’ Star Pedro Zamora
With Zamora’s sister and niece in attendance, organizers of the event will launch a
campaign to ask the U.S. Postal Service to honor Zamora’s legacy with a stamp.
WHAT The late Pedro Zamora, AIDS activist and star in the third season of
MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco” series will be posthumously
honored and his name will be etched on the granite panels of the AIDS
monument at Lincoln Park on the eastside of Los Angeles.
As part of the evening’s ceremony, attendees will be asked to launch a
petition drive to honor Zamora’s legacy with a stamp.
His name will be unveiled along with other names that have been
added recently. They join more than 400 names that already grace the
granite panels of Las Memorias, a 9,000 square-foot monument.
More than 500 individuals, including partners and spouses, parents,
children and others who lost loved ones to AIDS will attend the
evening’s ceremonies which include a mix of spirituality and faith,
education and prevention, and advocacy.
Pedro Zamora’s sister, Mily Zamora and her daughter
California State Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Jonathan Murray, creator of “The Real World” (MTV)
Anticipated: Members of the cast of “Pedro,” a biopic of Zamora’s life
which aired April 1 on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU and Logo.
Richard Zaldivar, founder and executive director, The Wall Las
WHEN Tuesday, December 1, 2008, beginning at 7 p.m.
WHERE Lincoln Park at 3540 Mission Road in Lincoln Heights. The monument
is located directly across from the DMV offices and next to Plaza de la
ETC. The Wall Las Memorias Project (www.thewalllasmemoriasproject.org)
is dedicated to promoting wellness and preventing illness among
Latino populations affected by HIV/AIDS by using the inspiration of
The AIDS Monument as a catalyst for social change.
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