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AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display on World AIDS Day

  • November 30, 2009
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Nikki Llorin
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November 30, 2009, ST. LOUIS – On December 1, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will unveil sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt consists of 40,000 colorful panels each commemorating the life of a person lost to AIDS. Each section measures approximately 12 feet square and a typical block consists of eight individual three-foot by six-foot panels sewn together. The idea was conceived in 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones, and is now maintained by the NAMES Project Foundation. The quilt is the largest community arts project in the world.

The exhibit is coordinated by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation's Arts + Healthcare Program.

In addition to the quilt, Barnes-Jewish College is honoring World AIDS Day on its campus. The event is open and free to the public.

The quilt will be available for public viewing at the Goldfarb School of Nursing lobby every day from November 23 through December 11 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (except on weekends).

World AIDS Day Activities – Tuesday, December 1
4 – 7p.m.
Visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt, HIV/AIDS community-based organization booths and participate in Project ARK’s Holiday Gold for Kids Toy Drive

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Keynote speakers at Goldfarb
School of Nursing
Welcome and Introduction
Michael Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN, Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor
The Stephen Lewis Foundation – Grandmothers to Grandmothers
R. Claire Brown and Terra Marlee Ritchie

Dedication of New Quilt Panels
Michael Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN and Turner Overton, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.         
Candlelight Vigil in the Goldfarb School of Nursing Courtyard
Reverend Elsie Hainz McGrath, Therese of Divine Peace Inclusive Community

5:45 – 7 p.m.  
Light Reception

All events will be held at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, 4483 Duncan Avenue. Parking is available at the Metro Garage located on the corner of Taylor Avenue and Children's Place. For more information about the event, please call 314-362-6289.

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