[PAST EVENT] Common Threads: A Documentary on the NAMES Project (aka the Quilt)

November 28, 2017
7pm - 9pm
Swem Library, Botetourt Theatre (in the basement)
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Photo: Jeff Anthony
Photo: Jeff Anthony

In 1987, the NAMES Project (the Quilt) went on display for the first time on the Mall in DC. 

Approximately the size of the average grave (3'x6'), each hand-made panel commemorates the lives of one friend or family member who died from HIV or AIDS-related complications. 

This short documentary covers the early history of the Quilt, a living and growing memorial that started with one panel and now contains almost 50,000. A brief discussion will follow.

(Hosted by the Office of Health Promotion)


For more information, please email [[w|emgarrison, E M Garrison]].