Join Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday, November 28 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30p.m to participate in its World AIDS Day program.
SVCC clubs will have information tables and activities set up to increase awareness of AIDS while breaking the many myths that surround it. Participants will also be invited to create support ribbons to wear. The Lee County Health Department will be available to provide information as well as free, confidential rapid HIV testing from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This year SVCC also has the privilege of displaying sections of the AIDS memorial quilt in the east mall from November 26-30. Guests will be able to view three sections of the 54-ton handmade tapestry. The whole quilt, started in 1987 by a small group in San Francisco, shows over 94,000 names of individuals that lost to AIDS on over 1.3 million square feet of material. IT is the largest community art project in the world and has been the subject of countless books, films, papers, articles, and performances.
The program and quilt display are free to the public and are sponsored by SVCC’s student activities and student government. For more information on the World AIDS Day event, contact Ana Salgado, student activities coordinator, at 815-835-6432.