To commemorate World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1, the Quadrangle hosted one of largest displays of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ever held in Atlanta. The entire quilt contains more than 45,000 panels and weighs 54 tons. More than 400 of those panels, each dedicated to a person who has died of AIDS, were spread out for community viewing. Following an opening ceremony that featured presenters including public health Dean Jim Curran, speakers took the podium to read names of people listed on the quilt, but they were invited to add names of any friends who had succumbed to the disease. .
PHOTO CREDIT: ANN BORDEN
story caps AIDS Awareness Week
The first question
following Sheryl Johnson’s
AIDS Awareness Week keynote address, Wednesday, Nov. 30, came from
a student seated near the front in Winship Ballroom.
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