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NAMES Project New York City Newsletter
Spring 1996
Articles:
Brooklyn Borough Hall Remembers
Chapter's High School Quilt Program Moves Forward
Staten Island

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Brooklyn Borough Hall Remembers (Spring 1996)
By Pat Caltabiano

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 1995, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, a section of the Quilt with Christmas trees decorating almost every one was displayed parallel to the regally decorated Christmas tree in the marble and mahogany rotunda. Mr. Howard Golden, Brooklyn Borough President, introduced Pat Sileo, advocate for The NAMES Project in Brooklyn, who spoke out in memory of her son, Dan. You could hear a pin drop in the stately hall, as a mother who lost her son spoke of what it meant to make a panel.


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Chapter's High School Quilt Program Moves Forward (Spring 1996)
By Jeff Bosacki

The Chapter held it's first training of trainers' workshop where it taught twenty-one (21) former and new volunteers how to implement the New York City High School Quilt Program ("Quilt 101"). The training was facilitated by Jeff Bosacki, our Program & Outreach chair, who was assisted by Pat Morgan and Ben McLaughlin. The training was hosted by Molly Eagan, co-chair of the Columbia Display in April 1996, and now a member of the Chapter's education committee. Eager volunteers met for four hours in Schapiro Hall at Columbia University to learn the curriculum and program details, including learning more about the Quilt and The NAMES Project. The volunteers also learned skills to work with students in a classroom environment, and deemed a great success. These volunteers will begin teaching the program immediately and throughout the next academic school year.


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Staten Island (Spring 1996)
By Clarissa Crabtree

Staten Island has emerged as a major player in the fight against AIDS and one where the Quilt has the greatest visibility. A collaboration between Borough Delegate Denise Tessalone and Staten Island AIDS Task Force Executive Director Wendy Hoefler has resulted in great exposure of the Quilt. Last World AIDS Day, Quilt was displayed in 8 different venues on Staten Island, hospitals, churches, schools, even the Borough President's office, more than any other borough. The Task Force offices provide space for periodic panelmaking workshops and the borough has submitted numerous panels to the Quilt.


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