Readying AIDS quilt for park display

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 8, 2022
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Nearly 3,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed this weekend, June 11-12, in Robin Williams Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. On Monday, June 6, five of the panels were temporarily hung from the Mayor's balcony at City Hall, and Kory Powell-McCoy took a selfie joined by volunteers and supporters, including quilt co-founder Gert McMullin, second from right, and gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, right. This weekend's free, public installation takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is being overseen by the National AIDS Memorial Grove, which took over stewardship of the quilt in 2019. This year marks the quilt's 35th anniversary and the upcoming event is the largest exhibit of the quilt in about a decade, and the biggest ever in San Francisco. For more information, click here or see the Bay Area Reporter's coverage

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