Courtesy George Mason University
More than 100 panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed on George Mason University's Fairfax Campus as part of a day-long World AIDS Day commemoration event.
All students, faculty, staff and community representatives are invited to attend the exhibit which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall.
The event will feature renowned AIDS advocates, Hydeia Broadbent, who contracted HIV at birth and now educates people across the country about the disease, and Darius "Big Tigger" Morgan, who founded the Street Corner Foundation and Big Tigger's Annual Celebrity Classic.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt was founded in 1987 and is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Almost all of the 40,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorialize the life of a person lost to AIDS.
World AIDS Day is observed globally every year on December 1.
For more information, visit http://masonaidsquilt.com
New Location: George Mason University's Johnson Center