CLEVE JONES is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern. Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983 and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world’s largest community arts projects in 1987. HarperCollins published his first memoir, “Stitching a Revolution,” in 2000. Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning film, “MILK,” and served as historical consultant for the production. Jones led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington, DC and serves on the Advisory Board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. He lives in San Francisco and works as an organizer for the hospitality workers’ union, UNITE HERE.