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World AIDS Day: LGBTQ community hangs AIDS quilt at MVCC

Mohawk Valley Community College is observing World AIDS Day with the hanging of the AIDS quilt.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 5:46 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 5:46 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Mohawk Valley Community College is observing World AIDS Day with the hanging of the AIDS quilt.

The quilt is dedicated to families impacted by AIDS.

Each panel of the quilt was designed by a local family to represent a loved one. It's hanging in Payne Hall, and sponsored by the campus LGBTQ community.

“This is just our way of commemorating the day and for those families who have lost someone and those who may not know anything about it. Especially students in this generation, they may not know a lot about it and this is our way of showing them,” said Jennifer Krohn, the head of the LGBTQ community.

New York state’s goal to end the aids epidemic is by 2020. World AIDS day is December 1.

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