Activity Schedule - Outside the U.S.
(revised as of April 2005)

This section lists activities, passed and future, planned by International AIDS Prevention Initiative (“IAPI”) in the New York City area, and in the United States.  These displays, conferences, workshops, and events use portions of the International AIDS Memorial Quilt borrowed from IAPI’s International Quilt partners in Africa, the Asia/Pacific Rim, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America.  Each country is the owner and caretaker of its respective panels.
 
Each section below includes the contact and/or website for a particular event; additional information may be found on that site including updates, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and available scholarships.

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Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

 

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World Quilt Tour 2004-2005
The International AIDS Prevention Initiative ("IAPI"), in partnership with Global Quilt, an NGO based in the Netherlands, is in the middle of it's first world tour of the International AIDS Memorial Quilt.  The tour's primary goal is to bring greater global awareness about HIV/AIDS.  Almost 50 Quilt sections from Africa, Asia/Pacific Rim/ Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and South America will be seen.  The tour began at the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on July 11, 2004, and will travel around the world through June, 2005.
 
Tour’s tentative schedules includes displays in Moscow, Russia and South Africa in April, Taiwan in May, Japan, Jamaica, and Washington, DC in June, and Chicago in July.
 
If you are interested in:
   * Bringing the International Quilt to your school, organization, or place of worship, or
   * Learn more about IAPI World Quilt tour
 
contact IAPI at IAPInitiative@aol.com or click here for details about the World Quilt Tour.
 

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Living with HIV Partnership Conference (October 9 to 14, 2005), Lima, Peru
This conference is to address issues of advocacy, care, and treatment for Person’s Living with HIV/AIDS. In partnership with GNP+ (Global Network with PWAs) and Global Quilt, IAPI will coordinate a display of portions of the International AIDS Quilt, particularly sections from Latin countries at this conference.
 
In addition, IAPI will offer workshops to inform attendees about the programs it offers for PWA support groups, and its HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaigns.  It will also provide International Quilt organizations attending a chance to network with other Quilt organizations to share information, knowledge, and experience.
 
For further information about the conference, scholarships available, and updating information please visit GNP+’s website under conferences at: www.gnpplus.net.
 

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International AIDS Conference (August 2006), Toronto, Canada
IAPI has helped coordinate displays at past International AIDS Conferences in Durban, South Africa (2000), Barcelona, Spain (2002), and Bangkok, Thailand (2004).  In partnership with Global Quilt and NAMES Project-Canada, other International Quilt organizations, and GNP+, IAPI hopes to continue to display portions of Quilt from around the world, reflecting the cultures and communities attending the conference.
 
In 2004, IAPI brought quilts from 17 countries to Bangkok.  IAPI also facilitated a Living Quilt workshop, providing attendees a “hands-on” experience in panelmaking as a tool for awareness, education, and prevention efforts.  “Commemorative” panels and/or “Living Quilts”were created, then sewn together to show that both those living with HIV/AIDS and those lost are equally honored, commemorated, and not forgotten.  IAPI hope to offer this workshop again in Toronto.
 
For details about the conference, scholarship and abstract opportunities, visit their website at: www.aids2006.org.
 
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Federation of Gay Games (August 2006), Chicago
In collaboration with AREA (America Run for the End of AIDS), Federation of Gay Games, and Global Quilt, IAPI will be working toward having an International Quilt display during Gay Games.   These athletic events are held every four years in different cities around the world.  IAPI has been involved in having portions of the Quilt at three previous games: Yankee Stadium, New York City, USA (1994), Vondelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1998), and Darling Harbor Convention Center, Sydney, Australia (2002).  IAPI hopes to continue its global efforts at this event in bringing portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt from around the world and also provide programming available to Quilt organizations.
 
IAPI and Global Quilt are in the planning stages of hosting a reception and a one-day conference for all International Quilt organizations in attendance (as was organized in Amsterdam, 1998).  This conference would allow Quilt organizations to meet and share experience, successes, and programs used around the world.  More importantly, it will provide a venue for attendees to discuss ways to work together and share ideas and experience to help global efforts supporting HIV/AIDS programs.

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International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain (July 2002)

Projecte del Noms, El Tapie Memorial de la SIDA hosted their first International display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at the 2002 International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain.  Twenty-one countries participated at this historic event with portions of Quilt from their respective countries.  This one-day display was held in front of the conference venue and viewable to the public and all attendees.  Projecte del Noms hosted a reception for all NAMES Project Affiliates, facilitated a half-day workshop where prevention programs and ideas were shared, and helped find grants for many countries to participate.   The NAMES Project Foundation provided two sections of the American Quilt for the event.

Each country's panels were identified and displayed on grids above the pavement.  The grids were at an angle so visitors could easily see the detailed work on each panel.  The reading of names took place throughout the day, including names submitted for inclusion from around the world.  A powerful closing ceremonies was held and acknowledged all those who participated.

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Gay Games 2002, Sydney, Australia (Nov 2002)

The entire Australian AIDS Memorial Quilt along with ten other countries was displayed on November 3 to 5, 2002 at the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney, Australia at Darling Harbor Convention Center. Countries who participated were: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, and United States.  IAPI was able to provide Quilt from five of the nine visiting countries that participated.  This three-day International display took place where thousands were able to view it, and was included in the cultural events of the games. The Quilt Project-Sydney met with participants to shared other countries education, prevention, fundraising, relevance issues, and display ideas.

The International Memorial Rainbow Run, organized by Brent Nicholson-Earle from America's Run for the End of AIDS (AREA), took place during the games. A special signature square was made by Gert McMullin from The NAMES Project Foundation and was displayed at the center of the venue.  Three Quilt sections from the United States remembering Tom Waddell, founder of Gay Games, were provided by The NAMES Project Foundation.

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Latin American/Caribbean International HIV/AIDS Conference
Havana, Cuba
 
Two IAPI volunteers attended Cuba's first International AIDS Conference held April, 2003 in Havana. Cuba.  More than 1,200 delegates from throughout the world including South America, Spain, Europe, and United States attended.  The entire 5 days was focused on bringing successful HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs that are working throughout the world-wide in Latin communities.  Vidal Castro attend the opening ceremonies, and spoke at the closing.
 
In collaboration with Global Quilt, the Cuban Quilt Project, and IAPI, portions of Quilt were on display at the entrance to the convention center from Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, and South Africa.  As this country makes it difficult to raise funds to purchase fabric and supplies to make panels, IAPI delivered 10 kits from its Threads of Hope program to assist our Cuban partner.

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German Ecumenical Church Convention

Berlin, Germany
 
In May, 2003, in partnership with The NAMES Project-Germany, and Global Quilt International IAPI participated in Germany's first Ecumenical Church Convention.  One of the conference's goals was to bring back the discussion about HIV/AIDS agendas of all churches, and bringing back the message from the pulpit.  Kirche positHIV, an German NGO, was the sponsoring local organization that sponsored section of Quilt from the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Philippines, and Venezuela. 

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