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The AIDS Memorial Quilt is on display in the Grupp Fireside Lounge between 10am and 5pm this Thursday (11/29) and Friday (11/30). All members of the Canisius College community are encouraged to stop by and take a few minutes to quietly reflect on the impact of the AIDS epidemic.

Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.

Each “block” (or section) of The AIDS Memorial Quilt measures approximately twelve feet square, and a typical block consists of eight individual three foot by six foot panels sewn together. Virtually every one of the more than 40,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS.

As the epidemic continues claiming lives around the world and here in the United States, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.

This event is sponsored by Unity. For more information please contact Unity at

Submitted by: Katie Martoche, assistant director, CPLD