AIDS quilt memorializes
Emory alumni and staff
The Dobbs Center will be the site of a six-day display of the NAMES Project's
AIDS quilt. Forty-eight panels commemorating the lives of people from Emory
and the broader Atlanta community were selected for the display, which opens
on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.
Nearly a dozen campus organizations worked to bring the panels to campus.
Spearheading the effort was the AIDS Awareness Committee, chaired by senior
Hildie Cohen. "We hope that the quilt display will raise people's consciousness
of the disease and encourage them to educate themselves and others,"
she said. Cohen and more than 30 others took part in constructing a panel
for the quilt commemorating people associated with the University who have
died of AIDS.
There will be an opening ceremony Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Mary
Gray Munroe Theater, where the quilt is mounted. Other viewing times are
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 3-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m.; Friday, Dec. 5, 3-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 6, 3-6 p.m.
and 7-9 p.m.
"It's important for young adults to recognize that we have the opportunity
to be educated so we can work to stop this disease," said Margit Anderson
of the AIDS Awareness Committee. "Many people have died from AIDS who
did not have that opportunity."
Alumni and staff of the University commemorated in the Emory panel are:
James Flach, who received his PhD in 1986 from the graduate school and who
worked as a microbiologist in the Department of Pediatrics; Jack Greenhut
Jr., a 1976 graduate of Emory College who worked as a staff member on The
Emory Wheel, served as president of Barkley Forum and established the Lewis
Greenhut Prize in Economics for graduating seniors; Mitchell Mucha, a 1981
graduate of the School of Medicine who worked as house officer in radiology
at New York's Beth Israel Hospital; Gary Piccola, who received master's
and doctoral degrees in psychology from the graduate school in 1976 and
1979, respectively, and who was a partner at Atlanta's New South Center
for Counseling and Psychotherapy and a founder and first president of Congregation
Bet Haverim, Atlanta's first gay and lesbian synagogue; and Charles Yates,
who served as interior design project manager during construction of the
Dobbs Center from 1985 to 1987.
For more information about the display, call Ed Stansell at 727-0282
or Hildie Cohen at 251-1709.
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