Overcast
51°FOvercastFull Forecast

AIDS quilt pieces coming to SVCC

Published: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Three sections of the AIDS memorial quilt will be displayed Dec. 2-5 in the east mall at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

The quilt was started in 1987 by a group in San Francisco, and shows more than 94,000 names of those who had died from AIDS. The entire quilt weighs 54 tons and is more than 1.3 million square feet.

The free exhibit will be open to the public, marking World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1. The display is sponsored by Sauk’s student activities and government.

Call Ana Salgado, student activities coordinator, at 815-835-6432 for more information.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

More News

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion