One of the most visually arresting AIDS Quilt Blocks… and entire quilt designed in a Keith Haring Motif, made by a Miami area high school art class.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Founders Chat


Thursday, October 12, 2023, 3:00 pm

In conjunction with Living Room, San Francisco 1986

Online Chat with founders and caretakers of the AIDS Quilt.

Matthew Terrell is an artist based out of Atlanta. Terrell created The Hate Shield, a series of mobile soundproof walls that block hate speech. His public sculpture Atlanta's HIV+ Population Now at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, used CDC data to chart HIV growth in Atlanta. By day Terrell is a professor of communications at Kennesaw State University.

John Cunningham (executive Director National AIDS Foundation), John joined the National AIDS Memorial as Chief Executive in 2009. John is a fifth generation Californian, having grown up in the East Bay before relocating to New England at the age of seven. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he received a degree in political science and organizational behavior. John presently resides in Oakland with his husband Joel and their two dogs.

Roddy Williams manages Quilt Operations for the National AIDS Memorial, joining the team in 2020 and moving to the San Francisco Bay Area from Atlanta, GA, where he worked for the NAMES Project Foundation/AIDS Memorial Quilt since 2003.