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Lecture: The Legacy Project

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Lecture: The Legacy Project

 

Presented by Founder and Executive Director Victor Salvo, he will share about the history and more about the Legacy Wall currently on exhibit in the Library. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center.

THE LEGACY PROJECT was inspired the first time the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was shown at the National March on Washington for LGBT Civil Rights in 1987. Beyond the over-whelming, uncontrollable emotion of that experience was a sense of the vastness of our presence, the richness of our lives.  So many people - both famous and obscure, so many interests, so many accomplishments! For all the talk about our "diversity" the full breadth of our existence was never more clearly represented at one time, in one place, than on that ¾ acre swatch of the fabric of our lives.  Sadly, except for our own immediate circles, we were strangers to ourselves.  At that time, there was no way for gay people to know about those who came before them and what they accomplished and The Quilt only seemed to magnify that.  We were LIVING GAY HISTORY. But we were DYING.  Who would remember those who came before us when we were gone? A project was born.

 

 

 


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