Thursday, October 13, 2016

Digital Quilt-munity is Live!

20 years ago, October 11-13, 1996, the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt was on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  30 years ago, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Lest we forget, here is a link to the Aids Memorial Quilt - http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-aids-memorial-quilt.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt served as an inspiration to the Vancouver Sisters.  Along with our work to bring together diverse community groups who are striving towards similar goals, we present our Digital Quilt-munity of Hope.  The Digital Quilt-munity is our online resource page of organizations and businesses at serve and are of service to our distinct community.

When working on the Digitial Quilt-munity, we found 85 organizations and businesses to include on our quilt.  The logos of each organization and business represents their "patch" on our quilt and is linked to their respective website.  85 patches!  This shows that our community is diverse, vast and strong.  And we know there is more that we can include.  If you know of organizations that have not been represented on our quilt, please send us an email at info@yvrsisters.ca.

Here is the link to our Digital Quilt-munity of Hope - http://yvrsisters.blogspot.ca/p/quilt-munity.html.  We hope you will find it to be a helpful resource.

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