Speak Up for Sept: How Has Home Care Affected Your Life, Family, Community?
August 1, 2013
The AIDS community was born -- in part -- when we took care of one another when society refused us the care we needed. And now, our voices are needed to fix a broken system that mistreats care providers, neglects the needs of LGBTQ people and people with HIV in need of care, and that prioritizes the voices of the lobbyists of big business providers over the needs of families and the mostly female and immigrant workers who provide care.
This September, HIV PJA is partnering with Caring Across Generations campaign for the HIV/AIDS and Caring Mobilization. As part of the mobilization, we are building a rich set of stories to show the diverse and powerful ways we have cared for each other, and to show what we need from our nation right now and in the years ahead.
We welcome all stories, including those from:
Your stories -- which can remain anonymous -- will help us show the economic impact of home care on workers, our families and communities ... shed light on the specific care needs of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV ... and spell out what we have experienced and what we need in our interactions with health care systems and the caregiving industry. Click here to get involved.
We welcome you to write your own experiences and thoughts, capture them on video, or contact us to set up a phone or video interview. Please contact Suzan Walters at SWalters@aidschicago.org as soon as possible for more information, or to set up an interview.
This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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