Fifteen downtown buildings will be illuminated in red lights on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6PM.
Mayor Angel Taveras is pleased to announce that Providence will once again join cities across America illuminating downtown buildings in red lights on World AIDS Day as part of (RED), and initiative to fight the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Fifteen downtown buildings will be illuminated in red on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6PM.
To celebrate the lighting, Mayor Taveras will host a special program in observance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at 6PM on the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore Hotel. The First Lady of Rhode Island, Stephanie Chafee, will join Mayor Taveras for the program, which will also include a poetry reading and music program, and remarks from community leaders from AIDS Care Ocean State, AIDS Project Rhode Island, the AIDS Task Force of the Jewish Alliance, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Miriam Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center. The ceremony will be followed by a reception.
The following buildings will be lit on Dec. 1 in downtown Providence:
- Providence City Hall
- Providence Biltmore Hotel
- Bank of America Skating Rink
- Dunkin Donuts Center
- Rhode Island Convention Center
- One Financial Plaza
- Rhode Island Foundation
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island
- Trinity Repertory Theatre
- Providence Performing Arts Center
- Rhode Island State House
- Westin Towers
- The Stable
- The Dark Lady
The (RED) organization was founded by Bono of the Irish rock band U2 and Bobby Shriver. The organization’s mission is to bring together consumers, the private sector and government to eliminate AIDS in Africa.