The AIDS Memorial Quilt at HaverfordStephanie Strockis '11 | December 8, 2010
Starting on December 1st, World AIDS Day, through December 4th, Haverford College’s 8th Dimension and AIDS Service Network hosted a display of the NAMES Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt.
The Quilt, which was started in 1987, began as a way for family and friends to honor those they have known and loved who have died from the disease, and remains the largest community art project in the world. A memorial, a tool for education and a work of art, the Quilt is a unique creation, an uncommon and uplifting response to the tragic loss of human life. The Quilt features the legacy of over 91,000 people, has been viewed by more than 18 million, and has raised over $4,000,000 for direct services for people with AIDS.
This annual event was attended not only by people from Haverford College, but also the surrounding community, including a Gay/Straight Alliance Club from a local high school.
It was a great event that will be held for years to come.