Friday, November 30, 2007

World's AIDS Day - Dec 1

Saturday, December 1 is World's AIDS Day. Jada Harris, special projects manager for the NAMES Project, works in this photo by Bo Shell, on a quilt panel for Tony Childs, a former AIDS activist, DeKalb County public health worker and volunteer for the NAMES Project, the Atlanta-based non-profit that maintains the AIDS Quilt, according to Southern Voice.

The Call My Name project seeks to honor more African American commemorative panels to the NAMES quilt project. According to a recent CNN story (Click to see 18 photo slides):
  • Blacks honored in fewer than 400 out of 47,000 panels in AIDS quilt, Jada Harris says
  • Volunteers for Call My Name make panels to honor African-Americans
  • In 2005, nearly half of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS victims were black

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