Twenty panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed November 30 – December 2

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – In commemoration of World AIDS Day, December1, Monmouth University is sponsoring a display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Twenty panels of the Quilt will be on display November 30 through December 2, 2010, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Rebecca Stafford Student Center Anacon Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Founded in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for raising AIDS awareness, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Each “block” of the AIDS Memorial Quilt measures approximately twelve square feet and consists of eight individual three-by-six-foot panels sewn together.

Virtually every one of the more than 40,000 colorful panels that make up the quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS. Additional information on the AIDS Quilt can be found at www.aidsquilt.org/index.htm.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Division of Student Services, Office of the General Counsel, Human Relations Advisory Council, School of Nursing, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Social Work.