On Sunday November 30th, two red ribbons will be installed between the front two columns on Ajijic’s malecon. We are placing the ribbons on Sunday as a reminder of World AIDS Day which was established in 1988 and was the world’s first public health event in which a day was so established by the United Nations.
On Sunday from 1pm until 4pm, representatives from VIHAS de VIDA from Guadalajara will be passing out information and answering questions that people might have in regards to HIV/AIDS and also to inform them of Sunday’s scheduled activities. Ajijic Care’s will also have educational information for the expat community. The ribbons will remain up until sundown. All will be conducted in both Spanish and English.
On Monday, December lst World AIDS Day will be recognized. Ajijic Care’s will have representatives answering questions about the ribbon and the occasion. Should people wish to bring a reminder of those friends that have died from HIV/AIDS, such memorials can be placed at the base of the ribbons.
At sundown on that day a ceremony will be held at the amphitheater with again speakers, music and perhaps dancing. We will have luminaries and again we encourage people to bring flashlights, candles and any memorial of friends lost. Should we have response to this request, such could be used for next year’s backdrop, similar to the AIDS quilt.
Word of mouth is our best form of communication and we do hope that Ajijic will respond to this day of recognition. Please tell all of your friends about World AIDS Day in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Monday, December 1st, 2014.
HIV or Aids has affected everyone and we want people to know they have our support.
For more information contact Bobby Lancaster or Dan Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org