Events

Below are events schedule for The Quilt in July.  Please check back for regular updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Last updated July 10, 2012

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival:
Creativity and Crisis, The Unfolding of The AIDS Memorial Quilt

July 4 – 8, 2012
The National Mall

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual celebration of culture from various regions of the world.This year, the Festival featured three main programs: Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150; Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt; and Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River.  www.festival.si.edu.

Throughout the course of the festival,  within the activity tents and in 3 distinct displays, 8,000 panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display.

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From Darkness to Light
An Interfaith Service of Hope and Commitment
July 21, 2012 at 7 PM
Washington National Cathedral:
Wisconsin Avenue NW at Massachusetts
Cost $4

This interfaith service of worship calls upon us to remember those we have
lost and those who continue in the struggle to live with dignity and worth in
the face of HIV/AIDS. Throughout the service faith leaders and faithful
persons from around the world will give witness to their faith which has
supported them in their journeys while we consider who we are and whose we
in the midst of this pandemic.  The Quilt will be on display.  Purchase passes.

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Quilt in The Capital: Quilt on Display
July 21-24
The National Mall (8th and 14th Streets)

The Quilt will be display on The National Mall until July 24 and in more than 50 other locations throughout Washington, D.C through July 25.   An astonishing 35,200 panels — 8,800 different panels per day — will be on display from 8th to 14th Streets July 21 – 24.

In order to make the entire 48,000 panels available for the public,  it will take more than 60 distinct displays over the course of 31 days in the other 50 plus locations.

View the locations here.

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Quilt in The Capital: Opening Ceremony
July 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Opening ceremony on the main stage

Stay tuned for details!

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Quilt in The Capital: Global Ceremony
July 22, 2012
On the main stage.

Stay tuned for details!

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Meet Author John Montandon 
July 24 at 4:00 PM
The Quilt 2012 Store: 1030 17th Street, NW Washington, DC
Free to attend; book $14.95 in paperback

Join The Quilt as we host author John Montandon with his award winning book,
By His Own Blood, winner – International Book Award for best Non-Fiction
Narrative. The story of his father’s death following a transfusion of blood
tainted with HIV, is a moving portrait of discovery, reconciliation and hope.

By His Own Blood is now available for purchase at The Quilt 2012 Store.

Official Website

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Return to Lisner: A forum on the state of HIV/AIDS
July 24, 2012
Lisner Auditorium/George Washington University

Save the date for a major community forum!

The NAMES Foundation is pleased to join Whitman Walker Health and over 30 community organizations in presenting “Return to Lisner: A forum on the state of HIV/AIDS.”

Whitman Walker hosted the first community forum about HIV/AIDS at Lisner in 1983 and this event features a panel of experts who will talk about the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS.  Additionally, the forum will have a keynote presentation by Jeanne White-Ginder, (mother of Ryan White) who has been on the front lines of the struggle since almost the beginning.

For complete information about the event and to register please visit www.whitman-walker.org/returntolisner.  Follow Whitman Walker Health on Twitter @whitmanwalker for regular updates about this event.

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