UCSD holds events in honor of World AIDS Day


UCSD honored World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with several events dedicated to showing the impact of HIV/AIDS and how it has affected so many people and taken so many lives.

The highlight of the program was a public viewing of three pieces of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is composed of more than 40,000 panels spread over the world that memorialize individual AIDS victims. The quilt is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world.

In conjunction with the quilt display, there was a candlelight vigil held in the morning for private reflection and remembrance.

Shaun Travers, director of the UCSD LGBT Resource Center, said this year’s events were more extensive and dynamic than ever before. Several artistic events included numerous musical performances by UCSD affiliates beginning at the top of each hour for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of silence.