Monday, November 8, 2010

Cleve Jones

SEB presents:
Cleve Jones
Tuesday, Nov. 9th
6:00 p.m.
CUB Auditorium

SEB invites everyone to join them Tuesday night for a discussion on AIDS awareness, gay rights and the movie Milk.

Cleve Jones is founder of NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has memorialized over 80,000 Americans killed by AIDS. Jones was befriended by AIDS activist Harvey Milk in the 1970s and worked as a student intern in Milk's office after Milk was elected to the San Fransisco Board of Supervisors. After the assassination of Milk in 1978, Jones went on to co-found the San Fransisco AIDS Foundation in 1983, conceived the idea of the quilt memorial in 1985, and created the first quilt panel in memory of his friend Marvin Feldman in 1987.

Today Cleve Jones is an activist, author and lecturer passionate about raising awareness of AIDS. See him, speak with him, and watch a movie about his friend Harvey Milk on Tuesday night. Portions of the quilt will be on display in the CUB Ballroom Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Visit Cleve Jones' website to find out more.

1 comment:

  1. Harvey Milk was a gay rights activist, He was not an AIDS activist, because AIDS came on the scene in the early 1980's, several years after Harvey Milk was assassinated. I knew both Harvey and Cleve and was also involved in the early gay rights movement. Tell Cleve, I said hello.