• AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Part of the international commemoration of World AIDS Day

November 30 through December 5
Donahue Lobby

Suffolk University will host a display of one 12 foot by 12 foot section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. This display is part of a national effort to have every section of the Quilt on display this World AIDS Day in the hopes of raising awareness and saving lives. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a vivid and poignant way to illustrate what has been lost and what is at risk. With teddy bears and Boy Scout badges, wedding rings and faded photographs, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is a vivid reminder that HIV/AIDS can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any age.

Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation is the international organization that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The AIDS Memorial Quilt began with a single 3 x 6 foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, the Quilt is composed of more than 47,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. These panels come from every state in the nation, every corner of the globe and they have been sewn by hundreds of thousands of friends, lovers and family members into this epic memorial, the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world.

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