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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 5:37am

Emory University To Host 600 Panels Of AIDS Quilt

Emory University will host this week the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the world.

The event is Wednesday - which is World AIDS Day - and involves a 600-panel display of the quilt honoring people who have died from AIDS.

The event will include Emory students, staff and faculty members reading names of each person memorialized on the quilt. It is free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NAMES Project Foundation, the international curator of the quilt, is now headquartered in Atlanta. It was created in 1987 to preserve the quilt, which now weighs 54 tons and includes more than 47,000 panels dedicated to more than 91,000 people.

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