World AIDS Day Events: Names Project Quilt Panel

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  • Ongoing: until Sunday, December 12, 2004
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

The Spencer Museum of Art will join with the Douglas County AIDS Project to host the NAMES Project Quilt Display in observance of World AIDS Day. Through Dec. 12, the Spencer will display panels honoring the lives of Robert Granberg, a KU Spanish professor, and Kim Marie D. Smith, mother of KU graduate student Justin LaBerge, who is a member of the DCAP Board of Directors.Since 1995, the Spencer and DCAP have partnered to provide a place for family and friends to celebrate the life, dedicate a quilt panel, and remember a loved one in our community who has died of AIDS. This is the 14th year that the Spencer has displayed panels in conjunction with the NAMES Project. Over the years seven quilt panels have been dedicated at the museum on World AIDS Day. At the close of the display the newly dedicated panels are delivered to the NAMES Project and added to the quilt display. This year's program theme is "Women and AIDS." Geri Summers, executive director of DCAP, has organized a week of educational programs Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 to continue to bring awareness to this world pandemic.The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and it's the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Each of the more than 44,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS. As the epidemic continues claiming lives around the world and here in the United States, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.Related Programming:11.29 "100 Good Women Speak-A Message of Hope" / 6:30 PM / Central Court11.30 "It's a Family Affair-Meet Parents and Children Affected by HIV" / 6:30 PM / Central Court12.1 Memorial Service: "A Time to Remember" / Noon / Central Court12.3 Seminar: "Names Project Panel Making" / Noon / Central Court

This event was posted Nov. 12, 2004 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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