PRIDE 2023 | Workshop: Zeroing in AIDS - AIDS Quilt Making
This three-day workshop will unfold the often-forgotten history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt through education, as well as raise the public awareness toward the "Getting to Zero" Initiative (zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related deaths, and zero HIV-related discrimination). This powerful art form was created as a tool for honoring the lives of those who lost to AIDS and as a means of healing for AIDS survivors, caretakers and supporters.
The workshop offers a unique opportunity for cross-generational conversation within the LGBTQ+ community. Younger generations can learn from rarely seen panels created by the community during the 1980s and 90s in Hong Kong, inherit the spirit and knowledge of this creative change-making act during the AIDS crisis, and continue the fight against stigma, denial, and hate for a just future.
Interested party MUST first join the talk on 8 July in order to join the workshop. (RSVP for the talk at below link) After attending the talk, participants are invited to join the following two workshops to learn the practical skills in quilt making, including the craftsmanship of sewing and quilting messages, and attaching photographs or mementos to the textile.
The quilt panels created during the workshops will be exhibited at Eaton HK during Gay Games Hong Kong in November 2023.