For the first time in ten years, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is coming to Athens. Not the entire giant quilt, but 80 blocks--enough to cover the new grand hall in the Classic Center.
The blocks will represent 600 people. And will be the largest art display to come to Athens, according to AIDS Athens director Olivia Long.
This year, is AIDS Athens 25th year of service to Athens. And it is also the 25th year of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
The community request specific panels of people they know who died of AIDS. There's a January 14th deadline to get specific information to the NAMES Project
If you could do a story about the quilt coming - with also a mention of
people requesting panels to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will also in the next
few days have a panel Request form on our website.
If you would like to request a panel from the Names Project Foundation, please click here to download the panel request form, fill it out and email it to email@example.com by Monday, Jan. 14.