SEE QUILT DISPLAYS HONORING BLACK AND BROWN LIVES LOST TO AIDS

Welcome to the Change the Pattern Initiative week in Jackson, Mississippi, the Delta and surrounding communities.

Join us Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 as we bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the Jackson area as part of our new Change the Pattern initiative to reimagine the fight to end HIV in the South.  The weeklong Quilt display and programming, funded through the support of Gilead Sciences, aims to raise awareness about health disparities and social justice issues that continue to disproportionately impact communities of color.

More than 500 hand-stitched Quilt panels will be on display honoring Black and Brown lives lost to AIDS, many newly made in Mississippi and seen for the first time publicly.  It will be the largest display of the Quilt ever in Mississippi. The public will be able to view the Quilt at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson Medical Mall, the Craftsmen’s Guild, Jackson City Hall, and other locations across Jackson, Hattiesburg, and the Delta.  See all the locations HERE.

The Quilt displays will include free educational forums, health screenings, advocacy, and quilt panel-making. Programming will include conversations on topics of importance to the community: health disparities, rising HIV diagnoses, environmental justice and the stigma that persists today in the long struggle for health and social justice in the South.

Accompanying the Quilt displays will be powerfully curated stories that share the love, remembrance, pain, and celebration sewn into each Quilt panel of lives lost from within the Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Transgender and other marginalized communities.

Several new Quilt panels from Mississippi will be part of the exhibition, including ones honoring Jackson State University professor Dr. Mark A. Colomb, a beautiful panel for residents who were cared for at Grace House, 14-year-old Hemophiliac Michael Felton, and Lavadious Walker, who was celebrated in the Trans community. A panel made by legendary civil rights and justice activist Rosa Parks, who was a supporter of the AIDS Quilt, will be featured in the display.  The Quilt section made by Emmy Award winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph in Jackson in 2012 will also be displayed in the exhibit.

Help us Change the Pattern - Join us Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 as we bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Mississippi!

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Invite your friends to join this historic event in Mississippi honoring Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS and help us Change the Pattern! Share your stories. Please tag and follow @NationalAIDSMemorial @SouthernAIDSCoalition and @AIDSQuilt on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the hashtag #ChangeThePattern in your posts.

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Changing the Pattern starts with us! See the AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Jackson and surrounding communities Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 as we honor Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS. Changethepattern.org #ChangeThePattern

See the Quilt.  Make a panel. Celebrate our stories.  Change the Pattern is honoring Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS with AIDS Quilt displays at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson Medical Mall, JSU and other locations. Don’t miss this historic event! Sept. 28 - Oct. 4. Help Change the Pattern with us! Changethepattern.org #ChangeThePattern

Let’s Change the Pattern together! See newly made panels of the AIDS Quilt honoring Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS. See our brothers, sisters and friends whose stories we share on the Quilt. Honor their lives. Celebrate their stories. Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 at locations throughout Jackson & surrounding communities. Changethepattern.org #ChangeThePattern

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Changing the Pattern starts with us! See the AIDS Memorial Quilt display in Jackson and surrounding communities Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 as we honor Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS. Changethepattern.org #ChangeThePattern

See the Quilt.  Make a panel. Celebrate our stories.  We honor Black and Brown lives lost to HIV/AIDS  at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson Medical Mall, JSU and other locations. Sept. 28 - Oct. 4. Help Change the Pattern with us! Changethepattern.org  #ChangeThePattern

Don’t miss this historic event! See newly made panels of the AIDS Quilt honoring made in Mississippi celebrating the lives of local brothers and sisters we’ve lost to AIDS. Let’s Change the Pattern by sharing their stories! Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, Two Mississippi Museums. Changethepattern.org  #ChangeThePattern

CLEVE SHARES HIS STORY

Watch BBC World News Witness History in this touching segment with Quilt co-founder Cleve Jones as he discusses the origins of the Quilt, its history and impact.

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There are more than 110,000 names stitched into the Quilt’s 50,000 panels.  See the entirety of the Quilt online and search for names of loved ones lost to AIDS.

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