This summer, the AIDS Memorial Quilt
will be on display in Washington, DC as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
and during The International AIDS Conference
. The Quilt was conceived in November of 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. It was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is today the largest community art project in the world. The Quilt serves as a memorial for those who have died of AIDS and as a community project to educate the public about the devastating impact of the disease. Read more and see photos of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
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