AIDS quilt will be displayed at Goucher

September 08, 1994|By John Dorsey

Films and lectures are being held at Goucher College this week and next in anticipation of the arrival Sept. 16-18 of more than 700 panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The exhibit is a student-organized project to raise awareness about AIDS in the college community and in the community at large.

The NAMES Project quilt, started in San Francisco in 1987, consists of 3-by-6-foot panels commemorating individuals who have died of AIDS. It now includes more than 27,000 panels from all 50 states, and 29 foreign countries. The Goucher display will be the largest exhibit of panels from the quilt in Baltimore since it was shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1989.

The quilt will be on display in the Goucher College Sports and Recreation Center. It will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Volunteers are needed for all three days of the display. Those who would like to volunteer can call Rory Turner at (410) 823-6756. Those who would like to donate a panel are invited to do so at closing ceremonies on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and can call (410) 337-6116 for information.

The films and lectures are free and open to the public. The films, shown in Anna Heubeck Hall, include the Academy Award-winning documentary "Common Threads: The AIDS Memorial Quilt" today at 7 p.m., and "Silverlake Life: The View from Here" tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The lecture schedule follows:

* Saturday, 3 p.m. in Anna Heubeck Hall: Dr. Sally Zierler, Goucher alumna and professor of medicine at Brown University, will speak on "Women and AIDS."

* Monday 7 p.m. in Merrick Hall: Faculty panel discussion of "AIDS: Interdisciplinary Issues."

* Tuesday 7 p.m. in Alumni House: Dee Burse and Amy Harlan will speak on "Living with AIDS. Ms. Burse is HIV positive and Ms. Harlan's brother died of AIDS.

* Wednesday in Merrick Hall: Johathan Richmond, director of the Office of Health and Safety at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, will speak on "Forty-Five Minutes that Will Save Your Life."

For more information on any part of the program, call (410) 337-6116.

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