Thursday, November 20, 2008

advocacy and rememberance through beautiful quiltwork...

gayle white at the AJC reported that kenneth cole (hello? the big fashion designer?) is coming to speak at the opening of Emory's "Quilt on the Quad" exhibit on December 1, which happens to World AIDS Day.

And, for that matter, so am i. (I don't get "speak" as much as remember victims of the virus by calling their names at the ceremony.)

This is the annual event where the university remembers victims of AIDS and raises awareness of the disease by displaying some of the panels from the AIDS Memorial quilt.
Cole is speaking because he's an Emory alum AND because he's chairman of the world’s largest HIV/AIDS research organization, so i'm definitely excited to be a part of it.

Anyway, if you can't make it to the opening event, you should definitely check out the quilt... i saw it last year and was really moved. here are two beautiful panels..

photos from the NYT .

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