Midwest Archives Conference Records, 1972-2019

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Subseries: ARCW Special Events: Make a Promise Dinner and Auction , 1992-1997
Biography/History: The Make A Promise Dinner and Auction is produced is an annual gala event held in Milwaukee that includes an auction, dinner and program at which community leadership awards are presented to individuals and organizations from the community that have made significant contributions to the fight against AIDS. The event originated in 1987 when a small group of gay men decided to host a dinner to raise funds to support ARCW services. At that first dinner they “made a promise” to continue having a fundraising dinner every year until a cure for AIDS is found.
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Make A Promise, 1992
Abstract: This video shows the Make A Promise Dinner and Auction at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. It includes coverage of the silent auction, the dinner program, remarks from ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson, and the presentation of a community leadership award to Miller Brewing Company for its outstanding contribution to the fight against AIDS.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 180 min.) 
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Make A Promise, 1993
Abstract: This video shows the Make A Promise Dinner and Auction at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. It includes coverage of the silent auction, musical performers, the dinner program, remarks from ARCW Executive Director Doug Nelson and Miss Wisconsin Stephanie Klett, and the presentation of a community leadership award to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for its outstanding contribution to the fight against AIDS.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 120 min.) 
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Faces of AIDS: Portraits of Hope, 1996
Abstract: This video was specifically produced for presentation at the Make A Promise Dinner and Auction in 1996. It focuses on the diversity of people living with HIV disease in Milwaukee through photographs and filmed interviews with them and their families on the challenges of living with HIV.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 8 min.) 
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Fire of Life, 1997
Abstract: This video was produced for presentation at the Make A Promise Dinner and Auction in 1997. It focuses on a unique contribution made by physician and artist Wilma Siegel who painted portraits of people living with AIDS in the Milwaukee area for display at the gala. Discussing the challenges of the AIDS epidemic are HIV serving physicians Brian Buggy, Raymond Bachhuber, Peter Havens, and Cassandra Welch.
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS; 15 min.)