Monday, May 09, 2022

Historic Display of Iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt to Be Held June 11-12 in San Francisco

The largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in years will be June 11 and 12 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. For those who aren't aware, the idea of a quilt honoring those who we have lost to AIDS was conceived in 1985 by activist Cleve Jones during the annual candlelight march in remembrance of the 1978 assassinations of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The quilt, which weighs an estimated 54 tons, is the largest piece of community folk art in the world, which doesn't even count its emotional weight

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. More details HERE.

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