UCF faculty members Anastasia Salter and Anne Sullivan contributed to a charity drive for victims, families and responders following the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse LGBTQ nightclub.
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild president Alissa Lapinsky was looking for a way to help, and she coordinated with the guild to launch a quilt drive. Alissa posted a call on social media. More than 1800 quilts were created with donations from 23 countries and all 50 states. Members of the guild, incuding Salter and Sullivan, devoted countless hours to quilting and distribution.
UCF quilt distribution was organized by Mary Whittaker, spouse of Provost Dale Whittaker, recognizing campus organizations such as the UCF police department and Student Development and Enrollment Services for their efforts working with those affected by the Pulse shooting.
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design as well as the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. Her research interests include digital narrative, game studies, social media and digital humanities.
Anne Sullivan is also an assistant professor in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design with research interests including expressive artificial intelligence and interactive storytelling.