Being at the Table and Not On the Menu: A Conversation With Amanda Lugg of African Services Committee
June 15, 2012
Amanda works to integrate direct service with immigrant mobilization and advocacy to address issues of immigration, access to health care, and the global AIDS crisis at the local, national and international level. Amanda also coordinates African Services' Independent Living Skills program, a progressive multi-service program that helps client coping with HIV build the skills and support they need to be active and engaged members of their communities.
African Services is a multiservice agency based in Harlem and dedicated to assisting immigrants, refugees and asylees from across the African Diaspora. HIV prevention and access to AIDS treatment and care is central to African Services' mission. African Services has taken this work from Harlem to the frontlines of the global pandemic and now operates four HIV clinics in Ethiopia.
African Services is committed to challenging stigma and discrimination at all levels and supporting individuals, families and communities most impacted by AIDS. Combined with life-saving treatment, this care and support has transformed thousands of lives.
This article was provided by AIDS United. Visit AIDS United's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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