1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
670 Albany Street

Two sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the lobby of 700 Albany Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic, a time in our recent past that should never be forgotten or taken for granted. The quilt consists of more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels, most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS, sewn together by friends, lovers, and family members. Two sections of the quilt will be on display in the lobby of 700 Albany Street on September 7 for all members of the BU community to experience. A memorial, a tool for education, and a work of art, the quilt is a unique creation, an extraordinary response to the tragic loss of human life that elegantly frames the concurrent Dean’s Seminar, “1985: Voices from the AIDS Crisis.” In this conversation, we will hear the stories about the early days of the AIDS crisis.

This event is sponsored by the Activist Lab.


BaileyGary Bailey (SSW’80), Professor of Practice, Director of Urban Leadership Program, Simmons School of Social Work

DaoustPat Daoust, Director of Nursing for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

DeMariaAlfred DeMaria, Jr. (CAS’70), Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and State Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

FullemAndrew Fullem, Associate Director, International Division and Director, Center for HIV, John Snow, Inc.

Hill HeadshotReverend Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel, Chaplain to the University, and Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology, Boston University

NormanNancy E. Norman (MED’87), Medical Director of Integration, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

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