HIV/AIDS Quilt Display

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In recognition of World AIDS Day

HIV/AIDS Quilt will be on display to allow for reflection for those who have passed; prayer for those we have lost; and, thoughts of hope for those who live.

Constructed by clubs and organizations from around the University in 2004, this quilt illustrates Rider's commitment to support those whose lives have been touched by the AIDS/HIV epidemic. Dedicated to continuing to bring awareness to AIDS/HIV, 24 clubs and organizations participated in creating the quilt, including Ziegler Hall, the Psychology Club, the Black Student Union, Hillel, Lambda Theta Phi and many others.

Since the inception of World AIDS Day in 1988, quilts like this one have been displayed to serve as tangible reminders of those who lost their lives to this deadly disease, as well as a recognition of the more than 34 million who live with HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, an infection that can lead to AIDS. 

The first memorial quilt went on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 1987, as part of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. In 1989, the quilt was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

A candlelight vigil led by SPECTRUM will take place 5:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the SRC Atrium.

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