World AIDS Day Vigil
Quilt Project Gold Coast, makers of the AIDS Memorial Quilt of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, announced its annual World AIDS Day vigil will take place on Friday, December 1st, at 5:30 on the front steps of Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street near Downtown Ventura, for World AIDS Day. The annual vigil will remember those lost to the pandemic and include AIDS Memorial Quilts visible from 2pm through the observance from 5:30 - 6:30pm. The vigil itself will feature: -an introduction from President Keith Coffman-Grey and VP Mark Lager -invocations from Bp. Manny Edgar-Beltran and Rev. Melissa Campbell Langdell and others -a musical selection from folk-rock group I’ve Seen Better Elephants -a reading of the City of Ventura proclamation from Councilman Doug Halter After the program, those in attendance may light a candle for their lost loved one, and battery-powered candles, courtesy of the City of Ventura, will be provided for everyone during the period of silence on the steps of City Hall to remember those lost to the disease. Quilt Project Gold Coast (QPGC) is the only nonprofit in the Central Coast completely dedicated to HIV / AIDS, focused on raising awareness, education through its literature booths and speakers bureau, and giving solace to survivors who have lost loved ones, through the creation and display of AIDS Memorial Quilts commemorating their friend or family member.