Remembering those who died of AIDS

New London — Lorena De Leon, 18, a first-year student at Connecticut College, examines each panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in the Tansill Theater on the Conn College Campus on Wednesday.

The full AIDS Memorial Quilt, which was started in the late 1980s, comprises 5,956, 12-foot-by-12-foot sections and includes the names of more than 96,000 people who have died of AIDS. Three large sections of the quilt are on display in the theater as part of World AIDS Week, with an Alliance for Living-sponsored event commemorating World AIDS Day happening at the theater at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The quilt is on display in the Tansill Theater from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. through Sunday.


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