Friends and family of D.C. State Board of Education member William Lockridge have planned a Monday-night candelight vigil at George Washington University Hospital, where Lockridge is on life support in the intensive care unit.

Lockridge, former president of Ward 8 Democrats, and the District 4 rep for the State Board of Education, was hospitalized Friday after suffering from a stroke.

Ted Trabue, president of the board, said he and his fellow members were "saddened" by the news.

"He is passionate about his work, and he is  passionate about those in which we represent — always beating the drum of  equity for all children," Trabue said. "We sincerely hope that the entire education community  joins us in the showing of our love and support for William and his  family."

The vigil has been planned for 7 p.m. under Lockridge's window on the 23rd Street side of the hospital; it will last for about 45 minutes.