MEDIA ADVISORY: AIDS Memorial Quilt display, World AIDS Day event set for Emory Nov. 30

Nov. 29, 2012

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Dena Smith
404-727-8531
dena.j.smith@emory.edu

Just as World AIDS Day Dec. 1 has brought people together from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, Hillel at Emory has localized that mission by hosting the annual Quilt on the Quad event in a new location at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) Friday, Nov. 30 from 3-5 p.m.

This year's display will differ from those in the past where the quilts were centrally displayed on the Quad. This year, 675 quilt panels have been placed throughout the campus, mostly indoors with several featured inside the DUC, 605 Asbury Circle, Emory.

In addition to the Quilt displays, the event will feature musical performances, guest speakers and personal stories from survivors and families from 3-5 p.m. in the DUC's Winship Ballroom.

Speakers includes representatives from the Names Project Foundation (which helps maintain the Quilt), the Emory Center for AIDS Research, John Blevins, associate research professor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, and Emory staff member Karly Taylor, who will talk about the panel her family created for an uncle who passed away from the disease.

Media Information: For parking and directions, contact Dena Smith: dena.j.smith@emory.edu, 404-727-8531

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