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Honoring Richard Amsel on World AIDS Day, with a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (Continued)

Continued from previous post. As World AIDS Day draws to a close here in California, I finally want to share with everyone the panel I had made in Richard Amsel's memory, for inclusion within the AIDS Memorial Quilt. We did a quick unfolding of the panel next to The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument, within Los Angeles' Lincoln Park. I also shot some video of the nearby murals, as people gathered in preparation for this evening's candlelight vigil. I think the younger generations may never fully grasp the sheer magnitude of the devastation left in the wake of AIDS, nor the maddening political and social indifference, if not outright cruelty, so many of its victims were forced to endure during

Honoring Richard Amsel on World AIDS Day, with a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Saturday, Dec. 1st is World AIDS Day -- an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. This year marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day's inception. This coming week -- on December 4th -- also marks what would have been Richard Amsel's 71st birthday, so I felt it was only fitting to finally unveil the panel I had made earlier this year for inclusion within the AIDS Memorial Quilt. These past few months I'd been wrestling with trying to find a suitable venue for showing the panel. I originally hoped to display it along with some of Amsel's original artwork; I reached out to

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