This year, nearly 40 TAMU offices, departments, organizations, and community groups (including the Queer Studies Working Group) are joining together to bring a display of three blocks (12 foot by 12 foot sections) of The AIDS Memorial Quilt back to campus during AIDS Awareness Week. The display will take place in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) as part of a global commemoration of World AIDS Day (December 1, 2008). This display is part of a national effort to have every section of The Quilt on display leading up to World AIDS Day in the hopes of raising awareness and saving lives. What makes this display very special is that two of these 12 foot by 12 foot section will contain panels unique to Texas A&M University. This year, Texas A&M University also has the distinction of hosting the very first section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, block number 00001.

WHEN: Quilt Display From Monday December 1 to Friday December 5, 2008 (including guided walking tours daily at 10:30am, 12pm, and 2pm (meet in the MSC Flag Room)

WHERE: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center

COORDINATED BY: The GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M

For a full press release about the event, please click here.


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