The AIDS Memorial Quilt is one of the most overwhelming and emotional symbols of the loss of those in the gay community who have been affected by the tragic results of the AIDS epidemic.
“Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.
Each “block” (or section) of The AIDS Memorial Quilt measures approximately twelve feet square, and a typical block consists of eight individual three foot by six foot panels sewn together. Virtually every one of the more than 40,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS.
As the epidemic continues claiming lives around the world and here in the United States, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.”*
There will be an opportunity to view the AIDS quilt from March 5-March 13, 2011 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Bethel Angels (HIV/AIDS Ministry)
Bethel AME Church
59 Spring Street
Morristown, New Jersey
For more information please contact Emma L. Martin, email@example.com.