HIV/AIDS Awareness Week: November 28 (World AIDS Day) - December 1
The AIDS Memorial Quilt

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.

During HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, UT Dallas will host two blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

November 28-30

9 a.m. — block installation (ATC Lobby)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Quilt display
5 p.m. — block folding

World AIDS Day, December 1

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Quilt display (Plinth)


AIDS Quilt Touch

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. The AQT iteration allows users to annotate the Quilt and to explore names, panels and their untold histories.

Explore the app at aidsquilttouch.org.

World AIDS Day, December 1

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plinth)


Reading of the Names

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)


The Lone Star

The Lone Star: A Projection Mapping Installation

The Lone Star installation projection maps the 5,852 individual images that comprise the digital representation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt onto both sides of a 7.5 ft. tall reinforced cardboard star. Projected at 10 frames per second, the resulting light source is a memorial to those who have died anonymously or alone throughout the ongoing history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The Lone Star is created by ATEC PhD student David Wilson within the Public Interactives Research Lab, in collaboration with ATEC Emerging Gizmology Lab and ATEC Fabrication Lab.

November 28-30

5 to 11 p.m. (ATC Lobby)


Stronger with Knowledge

Stronger with Knowledge

The UT Dallas Rainbow Guard hosts a station at the Student Union to provide information about HIV/AIDS, risky behaviors, tips to be safe, and where to get tested.

November 28-30

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Student Union)

World AIDS Day, December 1

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Plinth)


Know Your Status

Know Your Status

The best way to take control is to know your status. TESTING is FREE! AIDS Arms is providing free HIV testing at the Wellness Center. Check-in at the Reception Desk. Just a simple cheek swab and get your results in 20 minutes. If you can’t make it, spring appointments scheduled at 972.883.4275.

World AIDS Day, December 1

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (SSB 4.5)


Vigil at the Spirit Rocks

Vigil @ the Spirit Rocks

Come together, share stories and pay your respects. Speakers will talk about HIV/AIDS and its impact on their communities.

World AIDS Day, December 1

5 to 7 p.m. (Spirit Rocks)