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AIDS Memorial Quilt display

November 28, 2012

Since 1987 when the AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed for the first time, over 15 million people have visited the memorial. The quilt has raised four million dollars for direct services for people with AIDS.

The AIDS memorial quilt display being installed at the Lory Student Center.November 27-30
Lory Student Center
East Ballroom

Colorado State University will be hosting 20 panels of the Names Project-AIDS Memorial Quilt on campus. This is a special event and CSU is fortunate to host this incredible display. The event is free and open to the public.

Display dates and times

  • November 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • November 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • November 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • November 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The history of the quilt

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect.

Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. 

The NAMES Project

The NAMES Project works to display The Quilt in nearly 1,000 venues each year, to conserve and care for the aging 54-ton tapestry and its half-a-million piece archive, and to encourage and support the creation of new Quilt panels for this ever-evolving handmade memorial.

The purpose of the quilt is to foster healing, heighten awareness, and inspire action in the age of AIDS.

Educating and inspiring

Join the effort to educate and inspire by viewing the display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Learn more.

Sponsored by Office of International Programs, Campus Activities, SLiCE, Housing and Dining Services, GLBTRC, Parent's Fund, and Diversity Fund.

Contact: Shauna Deluca
Phone: (970) 491-5917