Volunteers Needed for Special Display of AIDS Quilt
July 6, 2017
In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document lives they feared history would neglect. Together they founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which now features more than 48,000 individual memorial panels commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS.
Panels from the quilt are only displayed on rare occasions as they are precious and personal artifacts that require great care and protection. This year’s AIDS Walk will feature a display of the Quilt in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, July 16th from 8AM-3PM.
TurnOut volunteers have been invited to safeguard the quilt and help with its display. This is really a special opportunity to spend time with an important part of our community’s history and to support the ability of others to experience it as well. I hope that you’ll consider joining us for the Quilt display next Sunday.
Thank you so much for your consideration – I hope to see you there!
Executive Director, TurnOut