LOS ANGELES—GLAD, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc., will be hosting their annual World AIDS Day on December 3 at their Los Angeles location. GLAD hosts many deaf events throughout the year, but this one is special as there will be quilts brought in from the Deaf National AIDS Quilt collection.
These quilts have been made to represent and honor AIDS sufferers. Several prominent deaf activists’ names are embroidered on those quilts. Some tell a story, others list the names of loved ones lost like a monument. They are hung up around GLAD’s largest meeting room.
Other events throughout the day will include guest speakers, information booths, and a lantern lighting ceremony for those fighting HIV. GLAD will be hosting this event from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate work and travel time.