The AIDS Memorial Quilt
Since 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt celebrates and memorializes the lives of those who passed away of HIV/AIDS. The Quilt remains the largest community art project in the world. It has grown to more than 49,000 panels on 5,956 blocks; each block is 12'x12' and is made up of 8 separate panels.
Experience the largest community art project in the world as UT Dallas hosts blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt during HIV/AIDS Awareness Week.
Reading of the Names
The Reading of the Names is an oral tradition honoring the lives of individuals memorialized in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The reading begins at 10 a.m. Take part in the reading of the names. Volunteer during the reading by stopping at the Rainbow Guard table at the Plinth and signing up.
World AIDS Day, December 1
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plinth, ATC Lobby rainout)
AIDS Quilt Touch
The AIDS Quilt Touch Media System is a research project of the Public Interactives Research Lab, the University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and the Names Foundation. Displaying the AIDS Memorial Quilt at once would take more than 18 football fields of space to display. The AIDS Quilt Touch Table is the only place where all the blocks of the AIDS Quilt can be seen at once. Explore the Touch Table, and navigate through Narrative Threads, which are curated selections of panels that tell stories often forgotten or given less attention. The AQT seeks not only to contribute on the digital preservation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt but also to expand it through digital media.
One Hundred Names
The Laboratory for Synthetic and Electronic Poetry, lead by Professor xtine burrough and Dr. Frank Dufour presents an interactive piece to mark this years’ HIV/AIDS Week. Attendees are invited to read and record names on recordable cards, which will then be displayed in the ATEC Lobby. LabSynthE is a community of practice combining new media, sound, and visual studies. The ATEC lab researches the history of electronic literature as well as experimental art forms. It explores multimedia modes of expression emerging within the practice of digital technologies.
November 27-World AIDS Day, December 1
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — ATC Lobby
LLC Art Exhibit
As a multidisciplinary project between the Women in STEAM, ATEC, and Exploration Living Learning Community students, the AIDS Awareness Art Exhibit strives to draw attention to the ever-growing problem of HIV/AIDS in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13-24 year olds have the highest rate of new transmissions at 22%.
The LLC Art Exhibit will display origami cranes as a symbol of Senbazuru - a grouping of one thousand cranes. According to Japanese legend, a wish is granted to anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes. Our wish is the eradication of HIV/AIDS through education, thoughtful conversation, and informed decisions.
November 13 - World AIDS Day, December 1
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Residence Hall West Lobby
Know Your Status
The best way to take control is to know your status. Knowing your status gives you the powerful information to take the steps to keep you and your partner healthy. TESTING is FREE!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — ATC 3.709
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. — ATC 3.709
World AIDS Day, December 1
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Student Wellness Center, SSB 4.500
*Call 972.883.4275 to schedule your appointment
Reduce Your Risk Seminar
Prism Health (formerly AIDS ARMS) is an organization formed in 1985 to help those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as communities and individuals at risk of infection. With two health centers in North Texas, Prism Health helps people with HIV get the care and medicines they need to stay healthy. During the UT Dallas HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, Prism Health will host an educational session about safer sex and other ways to lower your risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
12 p.m.- 1 p.m. – ATEC 1.201
World AIDS Day Lunch and Learn
Please join us for a lunch and learn with representatives from Dallas Resource Center and Parkland Hospital! We aim to dispel myths about HIV/AIDs and provide education. To attend the luncheon RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/WorldAIDS17. "Go Red" and wear something red to show your support. This luncheon is a partnership between the Student Wellness Center and the Galerstein Gender Center.
World AIDS Day, December 1
12 p. m. to 1 p.m. – Student Services Building SSB 4.3
The Labor of I Then You
Class collaboration between ATCM 6377 Creativity as Social Practice (xtine burrough, Associate Professor, ATEC) and LIT 3323 The American Renaissance (Sabrina Starnaman, Clinical Assistant Professor, A&H)
Inspired by Walt Whitman's A Song for Occupations, this public installation instantiates a poetic critique of labor, personal engagement, collaborative work, progress, and the production of meaning in the twenty-first century. The project comprises two components: an interactive sculpture and a sound installation. Through this experience, audience-users will gain an appreciation not only of Whitman's work but also of their own involvement in the labor that transforms the world. The Labor of I Then You will be presented during HIV/AIDS Awareness Week to showcase Whitman's championing of democracy, equality, and social justice.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – ATC Lobby