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AIDS Quilt Visits Tam

Each patch of the AIDS quilt remembers an individual victim of the disease.                 Photo by: Sonja Hutson

By Sonja Hutson

December 22, 2012

Portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt visited Tam and were displayed in Ruby Scott Gym on Friday, November 30. The nationwide quilt, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to AIDS, is composed of patches made by the deceased’s loved ones. The Marin AIDS Project, which provides HIV/AIDS s...

Quilt visits for AIDS day

SOLEMN VISITATION:  Students observe pieces of the AIDS quilt on World AIDS Day on December 1. Portions of the 54-ton quilt were displayed in Ruby Scott Gym during tutorial.    Photo by: Joel Abrahams

By Julia Francis

January 10, 2011

Weighing in at more than 54 tons, the national AIDS memorial quilt represents only a small portion of the half-million people that have died from AIDS in the United States alone. The AIDS quilt is the largest community art project in the world, with over 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels, each created by a family who has lost a lov...