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Downstate Times

The Newsletter for SUNY Downstate
University Hospital of Brooklyn

AIDS Memorial Quilt Displayed at Downstate

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1, panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt were displayed in the Atrium of Alumni Auditorium. The quilt is a visual tribute to those who have died from the AIDS pandemic, and an ongoing effort to insure that those who have died are not forgotten. More than 48,000 3-by-6 foot panels comprise the entire quilt and as many as 3,000 blocks of the quilt are displayed every year across the country. Downstate has been displaying the quilt since 2000, thanks to the efforts of Meg O'Sullivan, assistant vice president for student life, her staff in the Student Center, and the Student Center Governing Board, which sponsors the program every year.