AIDS Memorial Quilt panels in Minneapolis

  • Updated: November 27, 2012 - 8:52 PM

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Wilde Roast Café and Red Ribbon Ride are partnering to bring 16 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Minneapolis, November 28-December 2, making this the first time in more than 2 years the Quilt has been on display in the Twin Cities. The Quilt was started in 1987 by a small group of San Francisco strangers whose goal it was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS. Today, the Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6 foot memorial panels - most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS - have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. The display will contain 16 (12X12 foot) panels, located in the "glass room" on the main floor of Riverplace. It will be free to view the quilt, but donations to Red Ribbon Ride can be accepted.

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