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AIDS Quilt 35th Anniversary Display - Volunteer Sign-Ups - June 11 & 12

AIDS Quilt 35th Anniversary Display - Volunteer Sign-Ups - June 11 & 12

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National AIDS Memorial

Nancy Pelosi Drive & Bowling Green Drive

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA 94122

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We're looking for more than 600 volunteers for this event!

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The National AIDS Memorial welcomes the community to volunteer at a special event that will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park.

This large-scale, on-the-ground Quilt Display will be the largest Display in San Francisco history and the largest display of the Quilt in a decade.

Set up occurs on Friday June 10, with the Display taking place Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12.

We are looking for more than 600 volunteers for this Display. All the volunteer shift titles and times are listed below as tickets. You may confirm your volunteer shifts by selecting ticket options and providing your name, email address, and mobile phone number.

If you have questions about volunteering, please email Jasmine Pomar at jasmine@turnout.org.

TurnOut is our production partner for the June Quilt Display and is working with the National AIDS Memorial to coordinate all Volunteer sign-ups for the Display.

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Read Names at the Display

At each AIDS Memorial Quilt Display names from the Quilt are ready aloud by an army of Readers. Each Reader will read for 1 to 2 minutes. You can sign up to read here:

https://aidsquilt-35years-namereaders.eventbrite.com

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AIDS Memorial Quilt 35th Anniversary Display

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Saturday, June 11 — 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 12 — 10:0 AM to 5:00 PM

The free public Display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, featuring nearly 3,000 panels of the Quilt, will take place on June 11 & 12 from 10 am – 5 pm each day in Robin Williams Meadow. An opening ceremony and traditional Quilt unfolding will start at 9:30 am on the 11th, followed by the continuous reading of names of lives lost to AIDS aloud by volunteers, dignitaries, and the public on both days.

Visitors will be able to walk through the display to experience each panel, remember the names, and see first-hand the stories sewn into each of them. Featured Quilt blocks will include many of the original panels made during the darkest days of the pandemic and panels made in recent years, a solemn reminder that the AIDS crisis is still not over.

There will be panel-making workshops, community information booths, stories behind the Quilt, displays of memorabilia, and the ability for the public to share their personal Quilt stories.

More than 100 new panels will be seen for the first time at the San Francisco display. Many of them were made through the Memorial’s Call My Name panel-making program, which helps raise greater awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS in communities of color, particularly in the South, where HIV rates are on the rise.

Today, the Quilt, considered the largest community arts project in the world, is under the stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial and has surpassed 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names stitched into its 54 tons of fabric. The Quilt continues to connect the history of the AIDS pandemic to the ongoing fight against stigma and prejudice through hundreds of community displays throughout the country and educational programs that reach millions of people each year.

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National AIDS Memorial

Nancy Pelosi Drive & Bowling Green Drive

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA 94122

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