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AIDS Memorial Quilt Comes to Palomar College


February 26, 2013

What:

The AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT will be on display at Palomar College, hosted by Palomar College Health Services in cooperation with Palomar College LGBTQ Pride Center and sponsored by Vista Community Clinic. A series of events commemorating this exhibition are planned.

 When:

Week of March 11 - 15, 2013
Quilt display may be viewed during open Library hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where:

Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
Library and MD Building

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 12

 

Bill Jahnel, history professor presents
Memory Quilts: Documenting  Love and Loss in Needle and Thread
11:30 – 12:30 p.m., room  LL-208C (Library)

 

Fergal O’Doherty, English professor reads
A Tree with No Leaves
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., room MD-157

 

Peter Bowman, political science professor presents
HIV/AIDS and Civil Rights Protection
and
Vista Community Clinic presentation on HIV Education
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., room MD-157

 

Wednesday March 13

Vista Community Clinic–HIV Education.
1 – 2 p.m., room LL-208C

Abbie Cory, English professor presents the film,
How to Survive a Plague
2 – 4 p.m., room O-13

Reception, including refreshments
5 – 7 p.m.
Second floor Library Lobby

Thursday, March 14

Kathy Grove, sociology professor - with two guest speakers, presents
I Don’t Live with HIV, It Lives with Me: Women’s Stories.
12:30–2 p.m., room MD-157

Background:

According to The NAMES Project Foundation website, “The Quilt was conceived in November of 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones…Today the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.” More information may be found at www.aidsquilt.org.

 

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext.2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Bruce Orton, 760-744-1150, ext. 2723 borton@palomar.edu

 

 

 

 

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