Healing and Remembrance
Healing and Remembrance

AIDS Memorial Quilt
© The NAMES Project Foundation

More than 82,000 names are honored on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for prevention education and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. As the epidemic claims more lives, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of drag activist nuns, helped shape the cultural history of San Francisco. The Sisters created the first safer sex pamphlet in 1981. The order, hit hard by the epidemic, created a memorial quilt piece for the "Nuns of the Above" who had lost their lives to AIDS.

Eight names are featured on this panel including award-winning filmmaker Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied, Ethnic Notions) who died of complications associated with AIDS. He was 37.

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