Cleve Jones’ career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk’s death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000 Americans who have died from AIDS. His latest book, ‘When We Rise: My Life in the Movement,’ was the partial inspiration for an ABC television mini-series. He lives in San Francisco and works as a labor activist.
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Cleve Jones: Rising Up