University of Florida News (06.26.2013)
Aids Weekly Plus
The University of Florida, Gainesville, will display parts of the AIDS Memorial Quilt beginning July 1. The Harn Museum of Art will display five quilts through September 8, and the Reitz Student Union will display one quilt through September 15. The quilts can be viewed at Harn Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. The display in the student union is open during regular hours—7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. The quilt display is part of the Common Reading Program, a campus-wide reading initiative. The book this year is “A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka” by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri. The book tells the story of a man who pursued his dream to build a school for AIDS orphans in his Ugandan village. The campus is planning other events and discussions on the theme of HIV/AIDS, including a speech by Regan Hoffmann, an internationally recognized HIV/AIDS authority, at 7:00 p.m. on September 12 at the Reitz Student Union Ballroom. The quilt and events are free and open to the public. For more information about the quilt and an updated listing of events, visit http://iengage.multicultural.ufl.edu.