Names Project- AIDS Quilt Display
Every year, the campus displays several panels of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The display usually occurs after Thanksgiving break and around World AIDS Day. It is open to the public for viewing for the entire time of the display. For pictures from the 2007 display, please visit: http://theithacan.org/include/gallery/07quilt
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the largest on-going community arts project in the world. Each of the colorful panels in the Quilt was made to remember the life of a person lost to AIDS. Panels are 3ftx6ft- the size of a human grave. The Quilt stands for the sorrow, anger, love and hope of people who make panels.
Classes and groups are encouraged to come and view the panels. The Ithaca College AIDS Working Group will provide an option to have a student facilitator speak to your group before and/or after viewing the Quilt. We ask that you take this unique opportunity to introduce your students to a very powerful experience- an experience that will shed new light on this world health ciriss and bring the reality of HIV/AIDS home.
There are many volunteers needed to make this display a success. We rely heavily on our volunteers and their commitment. More information on how to sign up to volunteer and what opportunities there are will be available in October.
Check back soon for the 2008 display dates. We look forward to seeing you at the Quilt!