The Names Project Foundation visits Chicago's TPAN to create new panels for The AIDS Memorial Quilt, "Call My Name" Campaign. aChurch4Me MCC, TPAN, and the Names Project are hosting on Saturday April 28. The workshop is free and open to the public.
"Call My Name", an arts outreach initiative designed to draw attention to a public health crisis.
On April 28th, The Names Project Foundation will bring their passion and agent of change spirit to TPAN for panel making workshops for The Quilt. The Quilt is composed of more than 47,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. These panels come from every state in the nation, every corner of the globe and they have been sewn by hundreds of thousands of friends, lovers and family members into this epic memorial, the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world.
The workshops have been designed to draw attention to a public health crisis, by fostering the creation of new panels for The Quilt made by African Americans in honor of their friends, family and community who have died of AIDS.
WHO: The Names Project Foundation [www.aidsquilt.org]
WHAT: Will host panel making workshops and community outreach at TPAN
WHEN: April 28, 2012 12pm-4pm
WHERE: TPAN - Test Positive Aware Network
5537 N. Broadway Street Chicago, IL 60640
Call aChurch4Me MCC at 773-951-4268 for more information
aChurch4Me MCC is a Community liason with TPAN providing volunteers to assist with the panel making. All materials are provided. Attendees are encouraged to arrive for orientation at 12 pm.
The Names Foundation "Call My Name Campaign" is to build awareness within the community and to create more panels in memory of loved ones lost to HIV/AIDS.
For more information contact Deven Trowers 510.220.7860,email@example.com .
About The Names Foundation
Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation, Inc. is the international, non-governmental organization that is the custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and its associated document and media archive. The NAMES Project Foundation's mission is to preserve, care for, and use the AIDS Memorial Quilt to foster healing, advance social justice, and inspire action in the age of AIDS and beyond.