From humble beginnings in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has grown to more than 48,000 panels, each in honor of someone who lost their life to AIDS. It is now so large that it would not be able to be displayed in its entirety on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
This weekend, a small portion of the quilt is on display in Wausau, hosted at the First Universalist Unitarian Church by Proud Theater Wausau, a local LGBTQ-allied theater group.
Sunrise 7's Sean Caldwell spoke with Proud Theater Wausau's Jeff McDonald, who says the quilt was brought to Wausau to coincide with the city's Event for Equality on Saturday, June 21st.
The portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the First Universalist Unitarian Church in Wausau Friday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21st from noon to 8:00 p.m., with a reception at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The display is made possible through donations and support from Proud Theater Wausau, the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau, and the NTC student government association, along with several private donations
There is no cost to attend but you can donate to the Names Project at the link below.
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