Paul Jabara(above) co-founded the Red Ribbon Project in 1991, and is credited with conceiving and distributing the first AIDS Red Ribbon. more on jabara here
The red ribbon is a symbol for both drug prevention and for the fight against AIDS.
AIDS Awareness Origin
The Red Ribbon Project was created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.:
Remain anonymous as individuals and to credit the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus as a whole in the creation of the Red Ribbon Project, and not to list any individual as the “creator” of the Red Ribbon Project;
Keep the image copyright free, so that no individual or organization would profit from the use of the red ribbon;
The Red Ribbon should be used as a consciousness raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool.
The artists who formed the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus wished to create a visual symbol to demonstrate compassion for people living with AIDS and their caregivers. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers serving in the Gulf war, the color red was chosen for its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine." First worn publicly by Jeremy Irons at the 1991 Tony Awards, the ribbon soon became renowned as an international symbol of AIDS awareness, becoming a politically correct fashion accessory on the lapels of celebrities. The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research.....
world aids day december 01 2008
this is the 3rd in a series of posts around 1 subject. unfortunately, i am not enough of a planner to have predetermined what each one shall be. i do, however, have a theme a bit apart from the topic and hope to highlight that them at with the series' final post. i hope you will bear with me...
and have a bountiful and happy thanksgiving...
today's sound choice-
donna summer (thinkin of you willie)and westlife singing paul jabara's
no more tears
original barbra/donna duet here (it's pretty damn good)