AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
AIDS isn't over. To help us understand the impact of this epidemic and celebrate the 24th anniversary of First Cong's Open and Affirming statement, seven panels of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in our Sanctuary, October 6-9. Twenty years ago six members of the congregation traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the last full display of the quilt on the National Mall. It was such a difficult but moving experience to see all the panels for babies, young doctors and nurses, and all our other brothers and sisters lost to this terrible disease. Since then so many panels have been added that it is no longer feasible to display all of the quilt. Just consider that it weighs 54 tons and represents 96,000 lives lost. Plan now to make time in your schedule the first week of October to come see 7 panels of the quilt that are all related to Wisconsin or the UCC. Viewing just a small portion of the quilt does not diminish the impact of "experiencing" the quilt first hand and reflecting on how much more needs to be done to shut down this epidemic.
The hours for viewing are: Thursday, October 6, 1-7:00pm, Friday, October 7, 1-7:00pm, Saturday, Otober 8, 3-6:00pm, Sunday October 9, 12-4:00pm. In addition there will be a Service of Remembrance at 7:00pm on October 7, in the Chapel.
Jeanne Marshall
 

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:59 am in Upcoming Events.

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