An exhibit of panels from the National AIDS Quilt and a keynote address by a local HIV/AIDS expert will be part of the events leading up to World AIDS Day at Illinois State University ( ISU ).
Selected panels from the quilt will be displayed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center at ISU. The 12-foot-by-12-foot panels contain handmade quilts that memorialize people lost in the fight against AIDS. The panels will include quilts of local people lost to AIDS as well as quilts created by local HIV/AIDS organizations.
The week of commemoration continues on World AIDS Day with a keynote address by Chris Wade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Brown Ballroom. Wade is the HIV project coordinator at the Illinois Public Health Association; director of prevention services for Central Illinois Friends of People With AIDS; and co-chair of the Illinois Alliance for Sound AIDS Policy.
The full article is at news.illinoisstate.edu/2016/11/national-aids-quilt-keynote-speaker-to-highlight-week-of-world-aids-day/ .