AIDS Memorial Quilt is coming to USD in March A three-day AIDS Memorial Quilt display titled "Tell the Story" will be held March 25-27 in Slagle Auditorium on The University of South Dakota campus.
This is an international memorial to those who have died of AIDS. The quilt was made to increase public awareness of AIDS and to assist with HIV prevention education.
The display will include 400 three-foot by six-foot panels, each commemorating the life of someone who has died of aids.
'To Tell the Story" will be a region-wide community arts project designed to show people our humanity," said Wendy Stubbs, co-chair of the display committee.
This display highlights the ongoing impact of AIDS around the country. Every minute, five young people are infected with HIV. It is estimated that 33.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Workshops and educational meetings will be held in the Coyote Student Center during the week prior to the display.
Donations can be sent in advance or a collection will be taken at the quilt display. After expenses, all remaining funds will be distributed to the Berakhah House in Sioux Falls, an organization that provides assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS. The quilt display is made possible by the AIDS Memorial Quilt committee in Vermillion.