News & Releases
MVCC display of AIDS Memorial Quilt delayed
Nov 30, 2017
Due to unforeseen mailing issues, Mohawk Valley Community College’s display of three sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt will be delayed until next week.
The College had planned to display two panels in the lobby of Payne Hall at the Utica Campus, and one in the lobby of the Plumley Complex at the Rome Campus. All three panels are in memory of local individuals who have died of AIDS. The panels are now scheduled to be on display on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The College’s World AIDS Day screening of the film “The Normal Heart” will still go on at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Information Technology Building room 225 at the Utica Campus. The film, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer, depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. It is an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. The film will be preceded by a lecture by Tamara Mariotti, coordinator of the Office of Accessibility Resources at MVCC, and the daughter of a gay man who died of HIV/AIDS in 1985.
“Although I am not gay nor HIV positive, I would like to make sure that others understand that HIV still exists and the history of how this disease has become manageable today,” Mariotti said. “Civil rights activists and advocacy in the 1980s created enforceable rights within a fearful and panic-driven world. This story, this movie, provided me with a lifetime of advocacy skills I use every day. I want to share with you my story, the fight, and the success of where we are today.”
For more information on MVCC’s World AIDS Day events, please call 315-792-5330.
Marketing & Communications
Payne Hall, Office 366
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, New York 13501
Telephone - 315.792.5330
FAX - 315.731.5856