NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 30 years since the height of the AIDS epidemic, some are concerned that today's college students may not know much about the disease. To help raise awareness, sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display through the weekend at Delgado Community College’s City Park campus.
The quilt began with a single panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, the 54-ton quilt is composed of more than 48,000 individual 3’ x 6’ panels, each commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS.
Ten of the quilt sections are on display at the Delgado City Park campus’ Student Life Center in the Lac Pontchartrain room, on the second floor. Several of the sections remember the deceased loved ones of Delgado faculty, staff and students
The exhibit will also present information about HIV/AIDS.
Exhibit times are Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.